You may have noticed that today I have changed the name and format of my blog. I made the decision to let this blog evolve and be about all aspects of my life and not just the gardens. All the things I love. It often drifted that way anyway, so now it's official. You will find posts about my beautiful garden, my home and store Pitt & Hobbs, cooking, painting, needle arts, my cats, friends and family. Whatever strikes my fancy. Enjoy.
Oh look, my first post is about the garden. I had a dozen of these beauties, butternuts, left in the garden. With frost this morning I knew I had to get out in the pouring rain with blasting wind to pick them. They need to finish ripening in the house. I was so cold my fingers, soaking wet through my shabby gloves, could hardly move. The butternuts made it to the deck, I pulled the spent vines into a pile and left them in the garden to rot there this winter.
I then ran to the greenhouse and watered everything. I noticed a spray of burgundy orchids about to bloom. Right on cue. I love to put them in the arrangements I make for the store for Christmas. Holly, cedar and orchids.
I put an another coat of Cream colour FAT Paint on the cute little table for the store. It will be ready to sand and distress tomorrow. Then I'll top coat and take it in. It is going to be adorable. Wait until you see what we are going to do with it.