My title post is a flippant play on the great book by Robert Newton Peck, A Day No Pigs Would Die. Although no paint was spilled today, not much of it was applied either.
Well, okay, the garage people door got a much needed new facelift and two more window boxes are now sporting their matching green house paint, but that was about it.
Sometime in the very early morning hours of this day, a low front moved in with high winds (yes, again) and (thank you, Mother Nature) much cooler temps. Although the air temperature all day was delightful, the winds made spraying on paint a no-go. So, nope, the last of the house painting did not occur today. Tomorrow. Tomorrow we're hoping for a much less turbulent day, and we'll finish applying the new green paint to the last of the siding. We hope.
Without a paint brush attached to my right hand for most of the day, I had a chance to get out into the garden.
Because the soft neck garlic was such an eyesore and actual embarrassment to behold, I pulled all of it. Other than about 12 bulbs that actually look like something you might recognize as a bulb of garlic, these gumball sized orbs made up the bulk of the harvest.
The stiff neck side of the garlic bed looks much better, as it has from the word go this spring, so I'm still holding out hope that I'll get a better harvest from it.
My zucchini plant has finally started bearing. I think the bed, with the zucchini in the middle, looks especially attractive right now with the blooming nasturtiums on either end.
This picture doesn't show up the pods of the shell peas very well (too much green-on-green), but the vines are more loaded than I can remember them being in years past. I figure about two more days, and I'll do my first picking of them. We do love our fresh frozen green peas, and I should be able to get a big bunch of them in the freezer this year.
Also made our first picking of raspberries today. This may be the last year for this particular planting which we put in eighteen years ago. One of the three fourteen foot long rows is particularly weak this year, and I know it would be wise to start a completely new patch in a spot in the field garden that gets more sunlight.
Off to bed now so I can get up early to start another day of fun tomorrow.
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