Color Up the Table
Hooray for Yard Work and Fresh Air
For the first time—ever—I’m happy to have weeds growing outside my kitchen window. I’m glad for the bushes that need trimming and the dried leaves waiting to be removed from the flowerbeds. We trimmed back the Russian sage, on the advice of my gardening friend. The basil plant, hanging out on my kitchen table seemed happy to get into the ground. But I’m waiting a bit longer on my few tomato plants.
Doing yard work makes the days seem more normal. It gives Austin and me something to do during the Corona Lockdown besides cook, eat, and stare at our computer and cell phone screens.
Going to Town
This week we made the 12-mile round trip from our farm to Rolla. We jumped into Austin’s red truck and off we went to get some gas. It was lunch time, so we stopped at Maid-Rite for a burger from their drive-thru window. What a treat!
We wore our spiffy, handmade masks (thanks, Martha). I also wore the most colorful outfit I could find from my limited wardrobe here at the farm. I put on earrings and ran the curling iron through my hair. I donned a pair of polka-dotted socks. I was going to town! Austin pulled out his wine-colored shorts, flannel shirt, and sandals. We made a dashing pair.