So... who thought it was a good idea for Adam and Eve to use fig leaves to hide their embarrassment?
We discovered that we have another purple fig tree. (not this one) It didn't produce last year so we had no idea. When dried (which is how we sell our figs) the purple ones are classed as 'bad' at the co-op and we don't get very much money for them at all so we decided to use them fresh, in salad, for breakfast, in jam....
Which Steve made all by himself. First time jam maker and it is most definitely a success.
And also an experimental fig wine.....
Won't know for about a year whether we can drink that one! Hey ho... we aren't going anywhere.
And I have been able to do a little knitting in the mornings before it gets too hot to hold the needles without sweating.
I have been using a very fine home spun Merino 2ply and I am making a new born baby jumper. In fact it is turning out so small that perhaps it will end up on a doll. Or perhaps it will fit for a day or two before baby grows out of it. Which baby though? Well .... we are expecting our second grandchild which will arrive next January and we are as thrilled as can be.
So the days pass, one very much like the next. We have been making plans, reorganising the garden in our heads, talking to the builder about garden walls and pathways and possibly an outdoor kitchen in the autumn. The cotton I planted has flowered and there are large bolls on the plants but when they will burst into fluffy cotton buds I don't know. I wait and watch and water regularly and hope that I might at least get a little thread spun... perhaps enough to embroider baby's initials onto something. That would be nice.