Although the extremely wet spring and summer in Central Illinois has cut down on some of our harvest, I have plenty to keep me busy. The Yellow Yarrow along the lane to Old Towne Grove Wedding Chapel was caught up into 10 bunches and is now drying in the great room. Yarrow dries wonderfully well and keeps its color for years in arrangements and wreaths. It will add a seasonal note to my autumn wreaths. The cute chicken in the basket is a Morton cookie jar that I inherited from my dear mother-in-law, Donna Clemens. The knob on the top for removing the lid is a chick! Many of the peaches are rotting on the trees from a blight due, I am sure, to the wet. Dirk and I still managed to pick this big basket and another galvanized bucket full. The result is 18 quarts of canned peaches. It will not take long for us to eat our way through those pretty jars of fruit. We are having peach shortcake for Sunday dinner dessert tomorrow.
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