Sort of a hodge-podge here today. During my early recovery from back surgery I began to venture off the couch or my chair and do a little baking for Mr. Squash. I remember one day thinking maybe I need to start backing off the pain pills because something just wasn't right about one set of measuring spoons. I keep three sets in a countertop container so they're at reach at all times.
This is the newest set I got at Sur La Table last year. You're looking at the teaspoon on the left and the half teaspoon on the right.
Turn them over and in the same position - enlarge the photo by clicking on it! Do you see what I see? The teaspoon is marked 1/2 teaspoon and the half teaspoon is marked 1 teaspoon! Thank goodness it wasn't the pain pills! I got a good laugh out of this yesterday when I was making a carrot cake! **EDIT---I guess the joke is on me! Did you see Lisa D's comment? She said she thought the larger spoon said 1/2 Tablespoon - and she's right! I got out some stronger reading glasses and all the spoons from the set and it really is a half Tablespoon measure. It's also now in the trash. I rarely look at the spoons as I know which shape is which. I can only imagine the mistakes I'd make with it, so better to be safe than sorry! Thanks for seeing this, Lisa!
Yesterday was a busy day around the Squash House. Here is Mr. Squash planting our tomato crop. There must have been haze that we could not see as it was a sunny day for the most part.
A wide view of the perennial garden.
A closer look. I just marvel at the fact that there was nothing here shortly after we bought the house. We had the drip system re-worked this spring which means I'll now be able to fill all those empty spots! Shhhhh...don't tell Mr. Squash - he has to do the heavy planting for me this summer.
I was actually able to do some work myself. I planted jalapenos in the bed on the left. Beans will go under the white trellis as soon as the soil temp hits 75-80. It was only 70 today.
Aren't those pyramid trellises great? A local nursery is closing and everything was buy 2 for the price of one! I saw them after we had paid for other things and just had to go back to find out if they were in the sale category as well - YES! They're missing their finials, but I'm sure I can find replacements. They will hold bird house gourds. I pooped out before I could plant the seeds today. The bed to the right is sugar snap peas that I planted with Mr. Squash's help.
So many of you enjoy my garden posts, so I'll update them periodically during the summer.