Once again things have been busy at Casa de Rafters. As the weather gets warmer I've been spending more time tending to outside things like the yard and the garden. I expanded the size of the garden this year to get another row in. I also gave up on growing an eggplant after two years of failures! Yesterday I got my first small garden haul.
That's three zucchinis, two green peppers, and a bunch of hot banana peppers. If things continue to go as planned pretty soon I'll be giving produce away I won't because able to eat all of it!
That's the first ripe strawberry of the year. I highly recommend growing a strawberry plant on a sunny patio. They have so much more flavor than the ones at the store.
I also rescued a footstool from an overgrown over flower bed in my yard. It was half buried in monkey grass. This flower bed has been on my to-do list since I moved in (almost two years ago now. YIKES!!) but I just don't know how I want to fix it or what I want to plant. So there is sits neglected at the side of my house. At least I have managed to take away all the monkey grass which lead me to the footstool.
It was a pitiful site before. This picture is even after I had cleaner her up! I guess that's what being out in the elements for many years will do to you.
I am unable to reach the tallest shelves in my laundry room cabinet so I decided to put this to use in the laundry room. After all, it is still completely functional, just not that attractive. I took some of the leftover purple paint that I used in my laundry room light redo. And wha-la! Now she's functional AND pretty!