Just a few things I've been thinking about or doing . . .
I dyed some of my white socks last month. I wear white socks around the property in summer, and wool socks as soon as the temperature drops, but we had a nice Indian Summer, too warm for wool, and I wanted to wear clogs with something other than white socks. I've had lots of experience dyeing wool for rug hooking, but I never dyed cotton before. They look nice!
I read that cucumbers keep better at room temperature than they do in the fridge. I never knew this. So I tried it with some small cukes from Walmart. I think the advice is probably sound. But I also think cucumbers get beaten up during Walmart transport, so this wasn't a fair test. I wish I'd tried it with homegrown ones.
I did some gravestone photography yesterday--first time this year. I thought I'd make many field trips to cemeteries during the pandemic summer, but for some reason I didn't. I enjoyed my outing yesterday, but was shocked at how quickly I was slowed, and then stopped, by back pain (scoliosis). It's so much worse than last year. The progression worries me. I saw many gravestones with 1918 death dates. All ages. At first I thought a diphtheria outbreak had devastated the community (we see this so often in cemeteries), but then I realized . . . 1918 . . . the Spanish Flu.
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