I almost can't wait for these to be ready to mash. I want my kitchen to fill with that sweet, cinnamon-y fug of banana bread. I should put them in a brown bag or something, I think? Can't remember. By the way, I did try your suggestions of freezing peeled, overripe bananas, but when I was ready to bake banana bread and thawed them they basically turned to brown water? I must have messed something up there. Maybe they were too overripe. Anyway, these bananas will be bread by Friday, I think. Can't wait. (*Update: Next time freeze nanners with peels on. Noted! Thx guys!!!)
Thank you for the birdie kit orders! I really appreciate those so very much, I can't even tell you. Thank you! Orders will stay open through the weekend, so there is time. I have been busy busy busy and am seriously behind on answering email and letters — I am going to try very hard to get all caught up and organized this week, if I owe you a reply. I get worse and worse at this. Andy (and Clover) is actually going to put birdie kits together for me. It's a great deal on labor: I feed them banana bread/kibble, they work for free, and they never complain. Well, one of them doesn't. Won't say which one. The cute one. (See, I told you I wouldn't say.) My book deadline is in eight weeks, and I have three more projects to design and stitch, and about fifteen to finish off or frame, fifteen more patterns to write. And about a million templates to draw. But then I'm done!
Then I want to be a gardener. Like Margaret. Well, I could never hope to be like Margaret, but I'd settle for being able to produce a couple of lettuce leaves and green onion or two, actually. It's been fifteen years since I've grown a vegetable (besides herbs). I'm excited.
If I can just find some sun. I'm watching the way the sun hits the backyard throughout the day, trying to figure out if building raised beds in the back driveway (which we don't use) will work for a vegetable garden. We don't have a single spot in our backyard that gets full sun, it seems. The only part of the property that really does get full sun is the parking strip — but then you have to worry about car exhaust and dog pee (from the neighborhood canine crew) getting all over your veggies. And I'll just leave you with that image. 'Cause I'm stuck there.