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Monday, August 10, 2015

Week's Harvest, Sheep & Towels


I am harvesting a variety of things.  A little of this and a little of that!



My big blueberry harvest!  I am giving up growing blueberries and giving Mike my two bushes.  Maybe he will have better luck than I have had!



A yellow summer squash and a stripe zucchini.  This is my first stripe zucchini ever.  I am wondering why when all the rest are plain green!



Dug up another cabbage.  They sure do make delicious cole slaw!



It seems that there are more hibiscus flowers this year than last.  Gorgeous!



Gracie decided to give my sheep a bath.  Funny!  I grew up on a farm with sheep and we never gave our sheep a bath!!!!!



I decided even with fatigue I should sew a seam now and then and satisfy my creativity.  Here are a couple towels to button over the stove handle.  I will not be making any more because my sewing machine cannot handle the thickness.

18 comments:

Granny Marigold said...

I like the towels you sewed. Too bad you can't make more. They make lovely gifts.

Did that striped zucchini grow on a plant that otherwise had plain green ones?

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Granny Marigold, Yes, the stripe zucchini grew on the same plant as the plain green ones. Can you tell me why? I was hoping to make towels for gifts but it is too much work when I have to turn the machine by hand and raise the lever foot. Nancy

Connie said...

Hi Nancy, your garden looks wonderful.
I'm thinking that Santa should bring you a new sewing machine. I love my Brother machine and they are not that expensive and good quality.

Daphne Gould said...

Those are very cute towels. I'm glad you have the energy to do it.

Margaret said...

Those are lovely towels! I have to get the blueberry bushes I purchased in the ground this fall - I may not have much success with them either as our soil is very alkaline around here. I'll be planting them in a raised bed with a peat/compost mix, so we will see how that goes.

Audrey said...

The cabbage looks so good. Too bad your blueberries are not producing. Having a garden is a lot of work. I am thinking of taking my garden fence down and just have a raised bed or two. Of course, I will have to fence those because of the wild deer.
Hope you are feeling better.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Connie, Thanks! I really do like my machine even if it didn't handle the thickness well. It is a Kenmore and one of the older ones that is metal and not plastic. Sew great otherwise. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Inch by inch I can accomplish a little! Better than sitting around feeling sorry for myself! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Margaret, Thanks! Our son came and dug mine up this afternoon. Hope he has better luck than me. I did add some special soil to them when we planted and also added coffee grounds and coffee for awhile. Good luck on yours! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Thanks! My gardening is getting smaller and smaller! I think you will like raised beds. Make them high enough so that you don't have to bend over! Nancy

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Nancy! That's odd about the zuchinni! Something to do with polination I suppose. The towels are neat! I'm glad you had the energy to finish them! I don't blame you for not making more. Sounds a bit frustrating. I hope you get your full energy back soon! Prayers for you! Blessings from Bama!

Henny Penny said...

I've been missing your post! Your blueberry harvest looks like my onion harvest. :) I don't have one bit of luck growing fruit...of any kind! Glad to have found your blog again. Henny

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that is some cabbage! I bet it does taste great! So glad you have clean sheep ;p;!

Carol

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Henny Penny, I missed your visits. Glad you could come again. My onion harvests are not all that great either!! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Carol, That was a a big one! I have two or three more but they don't look as large. Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Leigh said...

Nancy, I always envy your picture perfect harvests! Have to say I love the tea towels.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Felecia, I never thought about pollination maybe making the stripe zucchini. I would have liked to have made more towels if my machine could handle the thickness better! Thanks for your prayers. Can't wait to improve in the energy department! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Leigh, Picture perfect? Ha! Far from it. Nice that you think so though. Glad you liked the towels. Wish I could have made more! Nancy