Weekly Rewind: June 8-14

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The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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I spent a lot of time last week working on scheduling posts. I’m about two weeks ahead now, although I have ARC reviews to finish (after I read them!) and fit in. I’d like to get another two weeks of posts done this week. I’ve also been busy watching the second season of Orange is the New Black. I’m on episode 8 or 9. I was going through them pretty quickly until I realized I was way ahead of the podcasts I listen to and I slowed down. I might have to do an updated podcast post because I’ve discovered some new ones.

Garden time! We had a lot of rain last week, and cooler temperatures, too. It’s warming up again now, though, and it’s supposed to be in the 90s this week. I have a feeling we’re finally going to be turning on our AC. The cats will miss being able to sit in the open windows, but they will be more comfortable and it will be better for Liesl’s allergies.

I think the rain was a little too much for the basil, which is looking a little wilty this week. I’m going to cut it and make some pesto. I’m on the lookout for other recipes that use basil. This one for Tomato Basil Feta Salad looks good, but my tomatoes are still green.

Herbs 06/14/14

Herbs 06/14/14

Basil 06/14/14

Basil 06/14/14

See?

Tomatoes 06/14/14

Tomatoes 06/14/14

Tomatoes 06/14/14

Tomatoes 06/14/14

I do have a few tomatoes leftover from what I bought at Aldi. They’re not as good as homegrown, but it’s just not time for those yet.

The rain was great for the strawberry plants, which are looking bigger and healthier this week. I picked a bunch of berries this week.

Strawberries 06/14/14

Strawberries 06/14/14

Strawberries 06/14/14

Strawberries 06/14/14

Strawberries 06/14/14

Strawberries 06/14/14

I cut most of the lettuce this week. We don’t like the Spring Crisp as much as the other one, or as much as the Summer Crisp from last year. I hope I can find Summer Crisp again next year. I have a second package of Spring Crisp seeds to plant this fall, but I might skip it. I guess I should see what seeds are left in the stores now, before they stop selling them.

Lettuce 06/14/14

Lettuce 06/14/14

Spring Crisp Lettuce 06/14/14

Spring Crisp Lettuce 06/14/14

I cut spinach at the same time as the lettuce, but it grew a lot with all the rain.

Spinach 06/14/14

Spinach 06/14/14

I’m not happy with the yellowing of the squash leaves. I’m planning to fertilize today and see if that helps. I’m just hoping it’s not vine borers. I was thinking some of the squash from last week would be big enough to pick this week, but the rain seems to have slowed down their growth. The sun the past couple of days has helped though.

Summer Squash 06/14/14

Summer Squash 06/14/14

Summer Squash 06/14/14

Summer Squash 06/14/14

Haha! As I’m writing this on Sunday morning (I usually do it Saturday night) it suddenly started pouring, catching everyone by surprise. A squirrel and a rabbit in the yard went dashing for shelter, and a robin outside my window stood paralyzed with indecision for a few seconds until it realized what was going on and flew for safety.

A bird stole my single ripe blueberry last week, so I moved the wire cage off the carrots and covered the whole thing with some netting. And this weekend I had a lot of ripe and ripening berries. Revenge!

Blueberries 06/14/14

Blueberries 06/14/14

Blueberries 06/14/14

Blueberries 06/14/14

I have plenty of blooms, but so far no green beans.

Green beans 06/14/14

Green beans 06/14/14

The peas are still looking sorry, but they’re starting to bloom, too.

Peas 06/14/14

Peas 06/14/14

I think I forgot to post a picture of my potatoes last week. Here they are blooming.

Potatoes 06/14/14

Potatoes 06/14/14

Sweet peppers

Sweet Peppers 06/14/14

Sweet Peppers 06/14/14

Carrots

Carrots 06/14/14

Carrots 06/14/14

The morning glory got too much rain and its leaves are turning yellow and red.

Morning Glory 06/14/14

Morning Glory 06/14/14

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Reviews: Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph, If I Stay & Where She Went by Gayle Forman (spoiler alert!)

Other Posts: Waiting on Wednesday: Sinner, Discussion: Reading Comfort Zones

Books I Acquired:
Purchased & Free
New England Witch Chronicles by Chelsea Bellingeri Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles Nantucket Red by Leila Howland Envy by Gregg Olsen The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

New England Witch Chronicles #1 by Chelsea Bellingeri, Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles, Nantucket Red by Leila Howland, Envy by Gregg Olsen, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom (free audio download on SYNC through June 18)

For Review

How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott Bummer Summer by Ann M Martin

How We Deal With Gravity by Ginger Scott, Will the Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up? by Ella Martin, Bummer Summer by Ann M. Martin

Currently Reading: While You’re Away by Jessa Holbrook

Jenna

Comments

  1. We had a ton of rain this past week as well. I have Envy sitting on a shelf to be read as well. You can check out my Sunday Post in the link below.
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  2. Your pot garden looks amazing and think of all the yummy dishes you can cook with them! Have an awesome week!
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  3. I loved Orange is the New Black – I was so sad when I was done with season 2! They better be working on season 3 now!
    Great work on the garden!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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  4. You’re garden looks great! It’s been really hot here so my garden is suffering. Twelve Steps is on my TBR and I can’t wait to read it. I grew up in the shadow of my older sister, so I’m curious to see how this story goes. Have a great week!!
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  5. I used basil today when cooking moussaka. Your vegetables are looking good and full of promises 🙂 Have a great week !
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  6. The garden is looking lovely my dear. The herbs are looking brilliant.

    Sometimes I like just sitting down and getting some stuff scheduled. Especially when I spend a good day doing it. Nothing better than having loads of stuff done so you can relax for a bit.

    Thanks for sharing lovely! 🙂

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries
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