Here in NY i believe masks are required inside any food markets. The big supermarket told me they had to hire a guard at the front door to make sure all customers were wearing masks when entering. (I'm glad about that!) Keep in mind that NY was very hard hit by the virus except in the outlying rural areas.
Still rare to find toilet paper, paper towels and tissues here in my area... and thankfully they have limits per customer.
I found a great market for fresh meat and produce that I like to go to now. But since I'm pretty stocked up, I only need to get random supplies once every 10 days or so, and i freeze some bread and meat when i have a little space.
There is absolutely NO rubbing alcohol, Chlorox wipes, or hand sanitizer to be found here in the stores yet. Not even hydrogen perozide! Even jugs of laundry bleach are sparse on the shelf.
Luckily I still have enough disinfecting supplies that I bought several months ago. Since i don't venture out very often, thankfully I'm not going through it as rapidly as I feared. By the time I run out of disinfecting/safety items hopefully it will all be available again. :)
I have tons of lettuce in my garden right now at its peak. There are several friends of ours who come by and pick up a big bag that I set out for them. Sometimes they stop to chat for a while- we put our lawn chairs out on the lawn 12 feet far apart so we can sit and visit when they come by. Fun! In a couple more weeks my mature lettuce will bolt need to be pulled out and reseeded. Lettuce struggles a bit with the Summer heat though, so it's at its best for me in the Spring and Fall.
Now with the temps rising, the string beans are loving it. I have two types growing- both are very slim and French, so they don't get fat and tough like the Blue Lake types i used to grow. I have Tenderette green which are truly tender and I've grown for several years, and also Velour- which is similar slender but dark velvet purple. It looks gorgeous raw, but does turn dark green when cooked.
I'm finding the passage of time has become deceptive during the covid times. We've been staying isolated at home for 3 1/2 months now. In some ways it feels like an eternity ...but in other ways it seems to have passed in a flash. Weird. Other people must be experiencing similar things?
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
updated by @strumelia: 06/16/20 10:46:56AM