Monday, August 10, 2015

Another Week of Work Begins

 For the last day of the visit, I made my guests Turkish breakfast.  I picked some of my peppers and roasted them with olive oil, garlic and balsamic vinegar.

 And I made simit.

 These are like unboiled bagels.  They are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside and wonderful.

 I once again forgot to take photos but I made turkish eggs, sucuk, salad and I threw in some Scotch eggs.  Though they are not Turkish, Scotch eggs belong on any big breakfast tray!

 At Christer's suggestion, I topped my tomatoes to stop the plants from growing and concentrate their energy on ripening the green tomatoes.

 Teddy is feeling better!  When I fiddle around in the garden, it puts her to sleep.

 Here is an example of some of the work being done on the house.  Posts are being replaced on porches, rotten wood all over the place has been taken down and replaced. It is not a good idea to plant vegetation close to a wooden house in an area with high humidity. I have been doing lots of trimming and have removed an entire tree.

 I have peeling paint like this all over the house. The painters are literally hand sanding the windows and siding. This house is over 140 years old and it still has the original siding on it.

More rotten wood and peeling paint.  I hope to show much better photos soon.
The Fall Flowering Clematis in the back to the right will have to be pulled down just about when it is ready to flower.
A sure sign of Fall.  The Oakleaf Hydrangeas are changing from dark pink to brown.