One thing I really really miss come fall is my clothesline. I love hanging out the wash, and yes I am quite selective about what I hang out.( Mrs Newman, on the corner, hangs her bloomers off her front deck and we don't need to know that much about her!) My kids used to complain about the crunchy towels, I'd tell them think of it as exfoliation. I sure do love the smell of freshly dried towels and sheets. After our flood last month some of my socks got wet so I fired them out on the line to dry. I have a lot of socks. Took me a few days to get them all washed and dried.
However, I obviously think a girl can never have too many socks. I started this one awhile ago. It is knit with Taiyo sock yarn, it is super soft and the colours are so pretty. The pattern comes from one of the Noro magazines. It is a toe upper and I am knitting it on two circs to accommodate the cabling and the moving stitches.
We are eating lots of veggies from the garden now. I thought this year I would try growing some winter squash. The one pictured above is a Lakota squash, a Sioux heritage variety. It is about as big as my head. We also grew some delicata squash , sweet dumpling squash and of course lots of zucchini. Zucchini has got to be instant gratification gardening .With little effort and a few heavy rains, you have grown a cricket bat in no time!
Using a Delicata I made a really nice squash soup today. It is made with squash, potatoes, leeks, garlic and some herbs. The recipe can be found here. The recipe is on newsletter # 688. Try it, you will love it! We get fantastic organic produce delivered by Urban Harvest. It has really made me be a less wasteful cook and I have tried lots of new veggies. I have also found lots of great recipes in their newsletters.
|Delicata Squash and Squash, Leek and Potato Soup|
We have a lot of rogue sunflowers in our yard. We let them come up where they may. They are so cheerful and the little birds love them. We have tried planting some really nice sunflowers and they never seem to do as well. Isn't that always the way!!
We have had a beautiful warm September. I took this picture several days ago and that water is pretty chilly now!
Have a great week everyone!!