Lots of miscellaneous things are happening here on the farm. The potatoes are about ready to dig, raspberries are ripe, blueberries are ripe, the garden is coming along nicely with corn, squash, melons, tomatoes, pepper, basil, eggplant, carrots, cucumbers, romano beans, sunflowers,and okra. The asparagus is done, the strawberries are taking a break, the blackberries are ripening, the grapes are forming on the vines, and the hops are growing. The fruit and nut trees are looking good this year with the exception of one of the almond trees and a cherry. The fig trees started over from the ground this year. The little crepe myrtles are doing well along the driveway. The water hyacinths my kids gave me for the pond are blooming.
Our youngest child is moving to her first unfurnished apartment, so we are trying to help her gather some furniture. In looking at ideas for furnishing a very small apartment, I loved the drop leaf round storage table from Ana White’s site. We are attempting a similar version starting out with a drop leaf cherry cocktail table, making the shelving component, and putting the two together. The next steps are to add wheels, remove the Queen Ann legs from the coffee table and attach the shelving unit, and paint the bottom assembly black. We will work on the platform bed next. We plan to make it with 2 x 4’s (more economical and less weight in case we have to help her move a few times.) We are also going to make the legs longer so we can fit in a drawer piece that we have leftover from a twin Captain’s Bed that my mom needed without the drawers so she could fit in a trundle bed.