It has been a really busy week getting the kiln unloaded and sorted.
Some pots went in the store.
Some pots went in boxes and were shipped away.
Some pots go to Raven Pottery for the store in Southern Pines.
And, some go to the Co-op in Seagrove.
Some days that big kiln makes for some big work when all the pots come out. They need to be sorted otherwise where would we put the next round?
|back stack- lots of blue going on..|
We are already making mental, need to get them to paper, notes of what we want to go in the next load.
On the home front we had rain. Luscious wonderful rain. A bit much rain the other day, but rain non the less. The heat was so bad that the flowers I had started from seed and watch them get big enough to think they would produce were dying one by one. One a day, another a day and another. I finally have blooms on the ones left and I plan to enjoy everyone of them.
Then there are these eggplants. These are dinner tonight, finally! I have been watching them for weeks and give them some real rain and they double in size overnight.
Swiss chard, climbing spinach, green beans have made it through, but the tomatoes really suffered and may not recover. I am lucky to get some from friends and neighbors but my plants were dropping blooms in the heat and now too much water, they still are not happy.
Even just a small vegetable garden can be work and heartbreak.
Although, I planted some gourds, what was I thinking, and they are like weeds climbing and grabbing everything around to climb up as far as they can. Mark, with my help, put together some bamboo very high and we tied twine back and forth to give them a real boast up so they would, I hope, quit attaching to everything else in the garden. It was one of those wonder what these will do here moments. Oh, I should thin those out. Oh, I should string those up. Oh, good grief those gourds are taking over.
Well, really, if I can get to it, I will shoot more that came out of the kiln.
Have a great day.