Here’s a picture (left) from a few days ago of the first cucumber that grew on the vines (there are others now growing). It grew some more, and our son picked it. We put it in the fridge for a bit and then Sher sliced it. My did it taste delicious! Sher then used our sun tea jug and added fresh cucumber slices to fresh water to make a refreshing and healthy drink.
The COVID-19 thing has kept us at our home base since February 25th. We are normally out in our RV during the summer months, but staying off the road has given us a chance to have a bigger variety of vegetables planted. Our freshly harvested vegetables are so much better than store bought!
Remember, be smart and stay safe! You do not want to catch the virus!
Time to harvest the first green beans from Roadtirement’s garden!
Pickin’ and grinin’
Pretty good batch
The first round of green beans were finally ready to be picked. We had watched the plants sprout from seed. We kept track as the plants grew and the little yellow flowers bloomed. And then one day Yes! There they were! The first of the cute little bean pods emerged from the plants! We checked each day, sometimes twice a day. As the pods grew in size we knew this day was coming: (Drum roll) Time to pick!
OK, that’s overly dramatic. It was, however, gratifying to get a colander full of our own green beans. From the way the plants look, we will be able to harvest again soon.
Well, here we go with another photographic journey into Roadtirement’s garden progress.
Tomato July 9th
Tomato, July 14th
The tomato in the second picture (the 14th) is almost twice the size it was on the 9th. The position of the camera was different. I’m not the best getting good before and now comparison shots.
Here’s a photographic update from Roadtirement’s vegetable garden:
Cucumber July 9th
Same one, July 14th
It will soon be time to pick this cucumber. There are more starting to grow on the vines, so we’ll have more cucumbers as the summer goes on. With the COVID-19 surging in some areas of the country, we don’t know when it will be safe to travel again.
Don’t mess up now! Stay safe and Be smart!
Picture this 5 inch dish filled with M&M’s, red hots, Hershey Kisses or any bite sized candy pieces. Your guests will be thinking “What a great host with that classy dish filled with candy!” Want to be that great host or hostess? Well, we have that perfect dish for sale on our Roadtirement Vintage Etsy online store. The beautiful cranberry red dish will look terrific on your coffee table or end table. Click here for the link.
This is Oregano
Here is the Sage
This is Sweet Basil
And here’s the rock
Here are some pictures from our herb and flower garden. Also one of many rocks in the garden. Look closely at the rock shot, there is another herb, Chives, that is blurry in the background. Landscaping this little piece of of our property, tending it and watching things grow has been one way we have kept busy during our isolation during this pesky COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately the virus still marches on.
1st photo taken
2nd photo taken
3rd photo taken
I missed the rose in the first photo blooming yesterday. So out for pictures I go, and there to my delight is another bud starting to bloom (second photo). And then while taking the second photo low and behold I spotted yet another bud hiding under the rose in bloom. Three roses to share with you all.
It is just being reported that the Washington Redskins are now going to drop the name and the logo. One of the oldest of the National Football League teams, the Redskins name was adopted in 1933. The new name and logo has not been revealed. The Redskins name has been denounced by many Native American groups for years. It has been, and still is considered by the groups to be an ethnic slur.
Washington Redskins Logo, now abandoned
Indianapolis Indians Logo, still used
It will be interesting to see if other sports teams also change their names. I have read that the Cleveland Indians are considering changing their name. Here in Indiana Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Indians, a Triple A minor league farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. I have not heard anything about changing the Indianapolis Indians name yet, but I bet there will at least be a discussion.
It was common around the turn of the century (the 19th century, that is, for you Generation Z’s) to produce paperweights made of heavy glass with photographs glued to the bottom of the paperweight. Thus you can see the photograph through the paperweight.
Roadtirement Vintage store has a very nice paperweight with a photo for sale in our Etsy Store online. We do not know who is in the picture, and if the building is a school or a church. If it’s a school, the picture is probably a teacher. If it’s a church, well then the picture is most likely the Pastor. We do know that it was made by Wilfred Smith and Co. of New York. Click here for the link to this listing on Etsy.
Here’s another pretty cool item we have listed on our Etsy online store. This cast iron toy truck is a vintage aged reproduction of the original made right after the turn of the century. This beauty weighs in at a whopping 6 and a half pounds. It is 12 inches long and 6 inches high. Click here for a direct link to the listing on our Etsy Store. This item comes with free shipping!