Mountain Road Trip & Vintage Store-
Dave and I needed a break so we took a day road trip to McCall. We had breakfast and headed up into the mountains. Nice and cool and it was a beautiful drive up, still green! The town of McCall itself is at about 5,000 feet, so you drive up gradually-
When we got to McCall we had lunch at the McCall Brewing Company, one of our favorite dining spot. Great food and tons of original brews-
Dave had a brew, not being a beer fan I had iced tea. After lunch we hit a animal shelter thrift store, I bought some baby clothes, and loved this chair-
Didn't buy it, but cute!
Next we took a side road, that became a dirt round on the backside of Payette Lake. It was very quiet, and we saw several deer by the road. Huge stones areas by the road, granite?
Washboard in spots
A storm blew in after we arrived, 79 degrees, later the wind came up, little bit of rain
Getting more stormy by the public park and marina
Water got pretty dark and choppy!
We always stop at Stacy's Cakes, an incredible bakery there. I had a Lemon Curd tart-
After leaving McCall we hit a small antiques store on the road back, pretty amazing stuff! Didn't buy, but it was fun looking round! I REALLY wanted a butter churn below!!!
Gorgeous bed, with a brass bed behind it!
Cute railroad items
Italian Nardello Peppers, will turn red soon!
Garden Food Production Progress-
Things are going well in the garden, even with triple digit heat! Lots of watering, the soaker hoses and mulch really help. Lots of hand watering too. Basil and other herbs are doing well, tones of Kale and collard greens too. The Pippin apple, Bartlett pear and Peach tree are loaded. I may have to take some time off work for canning yummy goodies. Looking forward to re-filling my jars and making jams again. My pantry rack is looking empty and lonely. We didn't have much fruit last year. I didn't get shots of the hot peppers or other tomato bed, sorry. Here's a peak at things!
A volunteer tomato in the beans, unknown variety
A second volunteer, a squash? It's very healthy!!! A corn next to it as well!
Large volunteer sunflower, happy since my planted sunflower row all failed :(
Bean row doing well all in all a few weeds but they help keep the soil cool
Row of tomatos, growing fast and loaded!
Lemon cukes on the left, then tomatoes, then 2 Italian Marconi Peppers
We are getting more berries and I'm starting to freeze to stockpile enough to make a pie, jams, etc.-
Blackberries, Marionberries and Raspberries