We're painting today! One side of the house, anyway.
The days have been packed with house-related activity – scraping old paint off the shingles and clapboard, replacing shingles, priming, and now, we get to do some painting. All that plus the other normal stuff – laundry, dishes, feed the family, pay a bit of attention to the kids, feed the pets, pick whatever's ripe in the gardens, and so on.
We went fishing on Monday – I started a post about that but haven't had time to finish it. We caught 8 scup, ate some as sushi for lunch that day and made a chowder with the rest yesterday.
I've been picking squash blossoms and stuffing them with goat cheese.
We're picking several zucchini a day and the pattypans have also begun to ripen. Yesterday for lunch Bill and I had sandwiches that included rounds of pattypan and sliced onions caramelized in a bit of butter and some blueberry balsamic vinegar. To those we added goat cheese (homemade), cheddar and ham. Yum.
I'm planning to make a bunch of compound butters with all the herbs we've got. Haven't done it in the past and I don't know why – it makes so much sense.
Um….tomatoes are starting to get red – yay!
I don't know when I'll have a chance to make another batch of cheddar or other hard cheese – just no chance to devote a whole day to that. I'll probably stick with the soft cheeses through the summer.
Here's a picture of a dragonfly I shot the other day. I didn't shoot the dragonfly. I shot the picture. Just so we're clear. He/she seemed happy to pose – I actually took a ton of pictures, but don't have time to post more than one right now. Bill's got the ladder out and I should eat some breakfast and get to work.
But here's the dragonfly: