I spent about an hour on the deck this morning before the sun hit, making it unbearably hot. Sophie and Zena joined me as I trimmed back some of my herbs and checked my tomatoes and peppers. I cut the catnip way back as it was thinking about blooming and have the branches drying in my laundry room, along with some stevia. I took some pictures of my buddies and plants and a few other things...
Here are some of my banana peppers almost ready:
And two types of tomatoes chugging along:
Here is Sophie loving being outside, sniffing up all the smells:
And Sophie smelling freedom! She and Zena aren't allowed outside, other than on the deck when either Mike or I are out there, and Sophie has attempted an escape several times. In this picture, she has that crazed freedom look in her eyes.
And here is growing Zena and a cactus:
Zena in the fresh catnip:
The catnip hanging to dry:
And finally, my breakfast! I made Heidi's Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa and loooooved it! It is so good. I changed her ingredients a bit; I used almond milk instead of lowfat cow milk, blueberries instead of blackberries, I didn't toast the pecans 'cause I like them better raw, added some ground flax seeds, and I used my agave/fresh strawberry mix for the sweetener. It's definitely a keeper.
Aw... a cute little chip- munk. But look what he was doing! Digging a huge hole knocking the dirt out as easy as he pleased! I'm wondering if he was who chewed up my herbs instead of those poor rats? Sophie and I kept our eye on him until he left, but we're both thinkin' maybe she needs free range out there.That's not going to happen, but maybe we need that fake snake I keep forgetting to get. After the chipmunk jumped out of the pot, he climbed up - with ease - to the fountain for a drink. He was in great shape!
And now I have too much to do. I'm hoping to get the hair meeting pictures posted tomorrow. If not then, Tuesday at the latest.