I'm feeling behind on getting the garden in. (I say this every year, don't I?) The weather hasn't been conducive to planting. We seem to be getting two days of rain, two days of no rain. The first day after the rain stops, it's too wet to do much in the field garden, but I can usually work in the raised beds . . . which is good.
Rain (about an inch) is predicted to fall on us over night tonight and if that happens I'll lose another day of progress in the field garden tomorrow. But I did get all my shell peas and potatoes planted there today.
Wasn't a particularly pleasant day weather-wise. Very damp with a stiff breeze. Worked with knit hat and down work jacket on most of the day. On the other hand, the bugs aren't bad. (They have yet to make their appearance. Knock on wood, maybe they'll never hatch this year. Ha.)
Also got carrots planted in a raised bed. I'm still shaking my head over the size of my carrots from last year. They were plentiful but about big around as a pencil. (Slight exaggeration. Slight.) My carrots are usually fat and sassy so last season's were a puzzlement. I plant a total of 32' of them which is an ample supply for us. (Except when they turn out to be such skinny-minnies.)
Got a little more done as far as weeding the blueberry patch. Not totally done yet, but getting there. Same with the strawberries. Plants are looking great, but no signs of blossoms forming yet. It's early for us.
Started zinnia seeds inside yesterday. They grow so fast that they'll be ready to put out about the first week in June. If our weather ever turns warm, that is.
I'm not feeling "down" as this post may sound. Just tired. I think more from working out in the chilly, breezy weather than the day's physical work. All is well and I'm feeling very thankful tonight for our little oasis in this crazy world.
The Homestead at the End of June
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