Saturday, 2 July 2016
I was still feeling tired from garden touring and working. I’d planned on skipping the Saturday Market. When Our Kathleen stopped by and told me how big it was for the holiday weekend, I thought I had better have a look after all. (If I hadn’t, Allan would have fulfilled my self-imposed Discover Ilwaco photo obligation by a quick trip for a few photos. This time, he got to stay home and putter.)
It couldn’t be a totally at home day. Evening would bring the annual Ilwaco Fireworks display and we always take photos for the Fireworks page.
Ilwaco Saturday Market
Fireworks at the Port of Ilwaco
Sunday, 3 July 2016
I stayed in and blogged about garden touring with wind as an excuse for an indoor day. Allan pruned a laurel on the driveway next door (with permission) and took some sunset photos at my request.
I finally published another post over on my Grandma’s Scrapbooks blog.
We were relieved to get news that our friend came through heart surgery fine.
Real Time Alert!
Tomorrow, Saturday July 16th, get yourself out of a garden tour if you can. There are three to choose from.Our posts on this garden tour day will appear about one week from today.
If there are any railway aficionados reading this, you would love the Clamshell Railroad Days at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.
Ginger’s Garden Diaries
from my mother’s garden diaries of two decades ago
1997 (age 73):
July 2: Picked berries and that’s about all I did.
July 3: Don called and woke me up. He is coming out just to visit.
He switched two begonia baskets for two that looked better.
I ordered steaks and hamburger from Omaha Steaks for Skyler and Robert. Worked on Bluestone Perennial order.
1998 (age 74):
July 2: Errand day. Paid power bill and telephone bill, NVN renewal. Hardware store for my screen to screen compost (which I forgot to bring home) then QFC.
July 3: I spent all that time planting tomatoes, mostly indeterminate, in the garden. When I pulled the black tarp back, there wasn’t a single weed. I had to go to Yelm Hardware to get the screen that I forgot yesterday. I kept track of the tomato varieties so I should be able to know which are best (except for 8 plants without labels). I made a quick count of 94 plants.