Friday, May 30, 2014

Surprise, Surprise

Cherry tree

Woke up to the orange Camaro, come safely home to roost. Didn't even know that our boy would be on his way last night, let alone already here. All is well....

We planted and planted yesterday, finished up one whole garden with beans and carrots and a couple of tomatoes. Lots more to do, but it is nice to have at least SOMETHING in the ground. 

Sneaky Song Sparrow

And for all we're not used to it and were kind of stiff and sore at the end, it was good to work outside. The hops are thriving! What an enjoyable crop, although I don't know what I am going to do with whatever harvest they offer. I picked and dried all the hops they made last fall and they are still in a bag in the cupboard. This spring the vines are already at least four times as extensive as they were at the end of last year's growing season so....

I spent some time mulching on them, but I still have a lot more to do. Also been working on the ornamental gardens. A little each day....I had decided to take all the stones out of the rock garden around the honey locust tree so I could get all the grass out and get the mints and stuff some room to grow. 

Alas, I turned over a bunch of bricks to discover a whole nest of red-backed salamanders, which scurried away in embarrassment. Dang it....guess that job will have to wait a while.

If I could garden, and keep animals, and count birds for a living, I would be a very happy person....


joated said...

"If I could garden, and keep animals, and count birds for a living, I would be a very happy person...."

I'm with you there!

Garden: Check.
Animals (Four cats that keep me): Check.
Count birds: Check.
None of it pays anything, though, darn it!

Need some travel and a fishing trip or two in the backcountry (fly or drive only as the knees won't permit the hiking anymore) to make it Nirvana.

Oh, wait! That's gonna happen!

threecollie said...

Joated, if only, if only.....

Terry and Linda said...

ME TOO! With real money to live nicely.


Cathy said...

Well . . you may not be doing it for a living . . . but you're living it :)