I wanted to get some things done this weekend so I’d have Labor Day weekend pretty much free. The drapes I ordered for the living and dining rooms came in about 10 days ago but with all the excitement associated with the eclipse going on I didn’t get them put up. That’s been remedied and they look very nice.
I went to the Sullivan Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning and it’s looking like our source of fresh local tomatoes is about to come to an end. But, after leaving the market I drove past a stand someone set-up in the parking lot at Orscheln’s where they had some nice tomatoes, seedless concord grapes and mums from an Amish nursery in southern Missouri. I bought 9 of them. They cost too much ($10 each) but look fantastic and I think they are the kind of stock that will come back again next year. I got them all planted which will make the garden pretty nice looking this fall. I also got all the grass and weeds growing on the driveway sprayed so hopefully by next weekend that will be looking better too.
Not much time to do a lot other than these chores but I did start reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula. That’s going to be my fun read for the upcoming Halloween season.
The Great American Eclipse came to Oak Moon Farm on 8/21/2017. Totality for 2 min 11 sec. The kids invited a number of their friends so we had a pretty good crowd. The pictures tell the best story of the event.
It was an easy weekend. Getting some things ready for Eclipse weekend next week. The pedestal table I put into the living room was badly scratched which is probably why I got it for $10. I covered the scratches with a Minwax Stain Marker. Not sure it will look very good but it should certainly be getter than it was!
I also did some outside things like weeding the pole light garden, spraying the tree nursery with fungicide, fertilizing the back garden and pruning back the herb garden. I got some help with this from Jane, Jackie and Rita who collected some herbs to take home. I really whacked the basil and hope it comes back in a big way so I can make pesto for the fall.
The ladies joined us for dinner on Saturday evening. Grilled chicken and mushrooms, baked potatoes, parmesan roasted zucchini, homemade dinner rolls (bought from Sullivan Farmer’s market) and wine was a nice way to wrap up the day.
I took advantage of an office furniture auction at Anheuser-Busch with an eye to updating the living room. It was the room most lacking to the point that it really couldn’t be used as a sitting room. I’ve got that taken care of now.
I also got all the gardens weeded. Going away to Sanibel took it’s toll so there was a lot of time this weekend bent over and on my knees.