Before we go to the marina though (about 6:00 p.m. even though the fireworks won't start until around 9:00 p.m. because we will never get a decent place to park if we don't go early--the marina is just a small country place with a dirt road), we basically just sit around bored until time to go.
I got down to the garden. The garden is scary right now. The weeds have grown higher than most of the plants and you want to use caution stepping into them. I didn't see anything to worry about on my trip down there today though. I did have to search some to find the peppers and herbs but once found they were still producing. There is also a few nice tomatoes on a tomato plant that actually had a cage to grow on but they aren't ripe yet.
Anyway, I went back and got some scissors and trimmed up the thyme and sage. I did make a sad discovery when I trimmed the thyme though...it is lemon thyme which to me is like the lemon balm...we might never use it (it was not labeled lemon thyme when I bought it). I am going to dry it though and give it a try on the potatoes and maybe some fish or chicken and see how it goes. There was a lot of that thyme! And some big leaves on the sage. I haven't had fresh sage for a while now so am pleased to get some.
On the way back I stopped in the greenhouse and trimmed the peppermint. Other finds in the garden were one lonely ripe blueberry and a pepper and then 2 more peppers in the pots by the porch.
I ate the blueberry (a little tart, it could have stayed out there another day but I was afraid a bird would get it) and the peppers are in the frig, if we don't use them up quickly, they will be frozen.
It is a little cooler today so we aren't as miserable and may make for a very nice 4th sitting out at the marina by the lake waiting for the fireworks. Hope you all have a great weekend!