This is Day #12 of a post-a-day for the month of June. (Anybody else counting?) That means 18 more daily posts to go. Truth to tell, I really kinda like doing a post every day; I just hope I'm not boring all of you into a deep coma.
Hubby and I had a date yesterday morning. We went to town together. He dropped me at our co-op to buy bananas while he went to the gas station to get a couple of gas cans filled. Then we went to the hardware store (it's just getting better, isn't it?) and bought a big bale of peat moss so I could finish mulching the blueberry patch with a light covering of same. (Which I did after we got home. After pulling some very healthy weeds that were trying to take up homesteading there.) While in the hardware store, I dragged him over to the paint section, and we picked out a few paint chips. I have to paint the house this summer and although he would prefer the color to stay the same (BOR-ing), I say if I have to go to the trouble of painting (and it really needs it) I want it to look new and different. We're having lots of trouble deciding on a color.
On the way home we stopped briefly at a greenhouse selling plants. I wanted a few petunias, but didn't see anything I liked.
Those errands constituted our "date" for this week. Pretty wild and crazy, huh?
More wood working (yup, it's a regular thing now) when we got home. Filled one whole row in the shed even though much of the wood Papa Pea chain sawed up was big in diameter and went into a pile to be split before finding its way into the shed. Had hoped to get that done today but we've awakened to a steady rain falling so we'll probably have to skip the wood working today.
I had one long, narrow area in the field garden that wasn't yet planted so I decided to put in more shell peas. (Just because we never seem to have enough fresh, frozen peas in the freezer.) I put up 15' of cattle panels for a trellis and planted peas on either side of it. Got that done just in time for this nice rain today.
I still have a few Brussels sprout and cabbage and broccoli plants that I saved as extras in case some accident (read: cutworms) happened to the required number I set out in the garden.
So far all of them are looking hale and hardy (red and green cabbages above) so I think I'll go ahead and stick the extras in helter-skelter anywhere I can find a place for hem.
We may not get any apples this year, but it sure looks as though we're gonna get a fantastic blueberry crop. This is one row of bushes and they are simply covered with blossoms. That's good. Blueberries are good. We love blueberries.
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