I've got nuthin' for Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard, just a paintbrush in my hand. I did make Mr. Granny a lovely dinner last night, with freshly picked mixed vegetables (beans, carrots and crookneck squash), a big sliced Cherokee Purple tomato and a huge helping of fresh zucchini, fried up nice and crispy. I was too tired to eat, so I had a bowl of Cheerios at bedtime.
I'm on the home stretch with the house painting, and the back of the house will be finished today. That leaves me with just the west side, which is the smallest of all the areas to paint, and some touch up areas on the trim and patio railings.
The back of the house was a beotch to paint. (I just had to throw that in, as Kris and 1st. Man get such a kick out of Granny saying "beotch"). The back is where all the TV wires, electrical conduits, various metal and plastic poles and receptacles reside. Everything that takes forever to either paint or to avoid painting. There are big shrubs that poke one in various places and make setting up a ladder most difficult. Mr. Granny decided to help and used a small roller to apply the paint. He rolled the paint on so thinly, I had to go back over everything with the brush. He also painted the trim on the one window that's not going to be replaced. I have no idea how I'm going to rectify that mess. Thank heavens it's in the back, and on the side not visible from the patio. The man is not a painter!
The garden is producing quite well yet, and I put another full gallon of green beans in the freezer. The tomatoes are still taking their time, but I expect they will be forthcoming around the same time as I finish the house painting, so that will be great timing. I had to clip the ties holding up some of them, so I can paint nearby, and as the vines fell forward they exposed a lot of fruits that weren't even visible before. I'm thinking of clipping all of the support ties on Tomato Alley once I get that side of the house painted, and will not have to maneuver around them to work. The sun has shifted slightly to the south now, so the plants aren't getting the light and warmth they've had in past months. Sprawling on the ground would be messy, but they'd have greater light exposure and, hopefully, a better chance of ripening.
I might have little or nothing to show off for Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard, but others do. Run on over to Robin's place and see what everyone else is putting into their pantries and garden meals!