We put on our winter coats and hats and headed into town for the Thursday Farmers’ Market. It was really cold. Everyone was bundled up. These flowers are dahlia’s I think. There were hundreds of them.
I’ve grown dahlia’s before and there is some effort involved. From planting the tubers (which I believe are stems or roots) to digging them up in fall, and storing them, they give back by creating these amazing flowers.
We were looking for buckwheat honey, for Fireman. No one had this. The beekeeper did have local honey. So we purchased some. We then stopped at the library and I got 7 magazines to read. My mom used to give me her Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle Magazine. So these magazines are a great memory. I also had a memory of my grandma yesterday. She could peel an apple in one long strand. I tried. I was able to peel one in two strands. Not bad!
I bought unusual apples: Haralson, (which is described as not acid. What? I’ve never had an acidic apple. Have you? ). Its other attribute is: good for baking. That was the goal. I wanted to make Fireman apple cobbler. So I mixed those with another new apple: The Roxbury Russet. Cobbler is a no brainer, so I cannot be too proud of it, but it was very good and the apples retained their shape instead of turning into mush.
Today our new baby willow tree is being planted.
Today the Brewers being their baseball quest, to move on to win for the World Series. I’m not ready for the cold that already arrived, and I’m not ready for baseball to be over.
Today, there will be knitting. But not until later, when the yard chores are done.
What’s up with you today?