I got outside fairly early, around 7 AM and got more gardening done.
Planted 5 rows of Peaches and Cream Sweet Corn
Hoophouse planted with my regular Kwintus pole beans
l row of Pink Eye Purple Hull peas (a first for me, but Mom always planted them)
Laid off row for okra which are soaking 24hours in water. will plant tomorrow
Laid off row for peppers will try to plant later this evening.
I am not so worried about being late with tomatoes. I found about 20 plants sprouted and blooming amidst the weeds in last year's patch. I weeded around them and will soon mulch them heavily and hope for the best. None were hybrid so should make some good tomatoes. I think I can maneuver, with DH's help, a cattle panel to tie them to....they are in a fairly straight row. This was an unexpected bit of luck for me since I am so late.
I will still plant the rest of the plants in the new patch out back. There are so many weeds sprouted in the newly plowed ground that I will just till a row at a time and plant. Still hope to get in the op corn and squash and melons back there.
The plumber/electrician was here all day, but did get everything done and we are (I am, DH could really care less except for the lights)very happy. I love how the sink looks and have a lot more lighting now. I took some pictures in the dark to show the lights.
Here is a better picture of the sink. I was afraid it might stand out way too much, but I think it doesn't nearly as much as my hated white (when scoured) sink did.
and this is for Ilene. Here is the towel bar at the end of a cabinet run. I had enough space before the door to have it and the added plus was the furnace vent under so the towels stay nice and dry.
This is the first of the papaver somniferums to bloom. It started out a more salmon pink but is now a gorgeous shade of soft pink.
Another clematis that I can't praise enough is Viola. Unfortunately this year the persicaria is hiding it from view until you walk on the path behind.
The surprise from yesterday was, the dryer quit working! Isn't that always the way. The minute you spend extra money for something, something else rears its ugly head...this time the dryer. It has been a faithful appliance for us. It is 8 years old and when we had the dairy, it was run three times a day most days and 7 days a week. They are bringing out a new one tomorrow late.
Keeping my fingers crossed nothing else fails.