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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Good Grief, I just noticed.



My chickens are reaching through the fence. 



Aha, I caught you.  No use looking so innocent now. 





They are eating my new Sweet Pea Shoots.






No use denying it.  I've seen you do it. 





A summer without Sweet Peas? 





Now listen here girls, I'm watching you. 





 If it hairlips a hog, I will have Sweet Peas this year.  






One of every color in the rainbow. 






And one more thing. 
The Ronde de Nice seeds I saved from last year's crop did not look promising.
  
But now I see that I will have enough of these delectable little squash to share with the entire town. 

(They may show up on your doorstep).

Have a great remainder of the week, dear friends. 

Gina 

http://betweennapsontheporch.net/

Sunday, July 9, 2017

I had to do it.


Traveling these days is not easy.

But Italy was calling.




Innocently, I was checking air fares.

Important tip:

When booking flights check  the "Flexible Dates" box and 
"First/Business Z" category (Delta Airlines) 
You will find days when prices are $500 to $1000
lower.




It's the Gelato. 



And Cyprus trees growing in a row. 




Relais Sant Elena in Bibbona had room for us. 




I need one more pasta making lesson.




And another visit with my favorite friend Mario in his studio in Montelupo, Fiorentino.   




I just had to do it.  
Click, and it was done.  




 It was only 3 months ago, we said that we wouldn't get on another long flight. 

How soon one forgets. 





We will take care of our garden before we go.




and harvest our garden, preserve fruits and vegetables. 
Then in September, we are off. 

Have a great week ahead, dear friends.  
Gina 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

HURRAH



For the Red, White and Blue.


Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate!

Gina