I thought I had picked all the ripe tomatoes last week, but I see I have a lot more that need to be dealt with!
Here is a photo of the plants I picked up on Saturday. They include a couple of Rose of Sharon shrubs, one white and one lilac. I picked up a Holly bush which is both male and female, as you do need both the get the red berries. There are also a couple Rose Mallow plants, one in white and one in red. The small lilac plant at the front is a Penstemon, I have never had one of these plants before.
A bit of good news we have sold out the first batch of the recipe books, and people are still wanting them. I finally got a cheque signed so I can now pay for the first batch. I am playing telephone tag with the vicar but when I finally catch up with him, we can figure out what the next plan of action is. I want to order another 200 copies, but it's not my money, so we will have to see what/if anything is planned over the next few months, like fundraising dinners, where I can sell the books.
The key is to try and sell as many before Christmas to encourage people to buy them as Christmas gifts. I am not 100% sure if I want to get too involved in doing all the fundraising for the church, but left to the regular parishioners nothing much will get done.
We had a day around the house on Sunday. Dh got a couple little jobs done around the house. We are going to get the septic system looked at and cleaned out. So one job we do have to do is locate the lid to the tank. We have a vague idea where it is; we were told it was in the middle of one of the flower gardens. So I cleaned it out of the annuals, and dh made a start on digging the hole. He is now two feet down and still no sign of the top. He'll work on it a bit more on Monday, as it could be as far as four feet down!
Put dh's blanket on his side of the bed, so it is officially the cold season now, as per dh! He did well this year by not having his blanket on for three months of the year. I refuse point blank to hunt out the flannel sheets yet, maybe next month. I am also hoping to not put the heating on for another month, however I doubt that will happen. I did check on the level of oil in the tank and it was above three quarters full. We had it topped up at the end of June, so fingers crossed we can go through to November before getting it filled.
It's funny how only a week or two ago we were absolutely sweltering and now I am talking about putting the heating on. Fall is upon us now.
Dh now starts his last week of vacation. The first two weeks have just flown by, hopefully this week won't