We worked at the organic aronia farm today...all day. We fertilized using some fish emulsion and sea salt. It was a bit smelly as you can imagine. We had a water tank in the back of the pickup. The tank needed to be refilled a few times and as it was filling I would mow between the rows where the grass had really gotten thick. The strangest thing, where each of the farm buildings had stood the grass is growing like crazy and the plants aren't. We had to go through the long thick grass and pull it from around each plant so we could fertilize them. After the tank filled I would drive between the rows while my husband watered each plant.
There was a bit of a time gap between moving the truck ahead, so I decided to pull out my trusty sketchbook and sketch the beautiful scenery.
Of course I had to draw some trees but also did a couple sketches of the shed, side door to the shed and the picnic table sitting in the shade. The picnic table looked especially appealing to me because it was in the upper 80s F and humid. Did I mention we were in the sun?
The side door to the shed was usually in view, so I drew a couple of angles. The one below was drawn as the door would open and close with the breeze. There is very little in the shed so I was surprised how full it looked peaking directly in.
I had just begun my TAST tag (crossed buttonhole stitch) for the week and took it over to my daughter's house while I waited for the girls to get home from school. It wasn't long before they arrived and I stopped stitching to play with them. When I headed home I forgot to pick up my stitching supplies and haven't had a chance to get them yet, so I have no stitching to share. I think playing with them was more important don't you? Maybe next week...