12" x 12"
acrylic on canvas
It is a long weekend in Canada, and here in Calgary it is the traditional weekend for my garden to go in. I do quite a bit of canning of fruit and veggies in the late summer/early fall... salsa, jams, frozen blueberries and strawberries for my winter smoothies, and of course, pickles - bread and butter and dills. My husband suffers from migraine headaches, and many of his "triggers" are from food sources, so I pretty much make everything from scratch. That includes salad dressings, chutneys, and much much more. I don't grow all of the things that I need for my late summer canning spree, but I do grow a lot of veggies that we eat throughout the summer, and some that we are able to enjoy all through the winter. I am just about at the end of our potatoes, and the winter squash was finished a few months ago.
So... my whole weekend is tied up with getting the garden in, and with setting up the new greenhouse. It is going to be a bit more difficult than I anticipated, as I injured my left hand - both tendon and muscle, so I will be looking to that strong man that lives with me for a lot of assistance. It is a good thing that I am right handed - I can still paint. Yeah!
To all my Canadian friends - have a wonderful holiday Monday. To the rest of my friends and visitors - have a fabulous week.