At least so far, that's what it's been even though we were prepared for rain all weekend. As I write this Sunday morning, I know it's not over yet and the sky does remain gray, heavy and cloud-covered.
Our temps continue to go down into the 30s and low 40s at night. Our few sunny days have felt wonderful, but not as warm as might be wished for.
Yesterday morning I took several items I've gathered in my recent cleaning and reorganizing to our resale shop. On the way home I couldn't keep my vehicle from turning into a local greenhouse/garden center that opened this past week. (Just to browse around, you know.) A bit of a breeze (and the low temp) was keeping me and the several other customers hugging ourselves for warmth. But all of us seemed so hungry for the beautiful blossoms and growing greenery. The rows of pansies set outside and the tables of more tender plants inside the greenhouse were so tempting. I almost came close to bringing home some of the pansies, but (somehow) held myself back and will wait.
Although I planted my three raised beds of onions (one and a half of yellow Stuttergarter Riesen and one and a half of Red Comred) this past week and a trellis of Sweet Pea seeds, that's all the planting I've done. I'm even foregoing trying to start anything under cold frames this year. (At least I've held out so far.) Sometimes I think seeds and plants I "baby" along don't do as well as those planted after warm gardening weather truly does arrive. Stand by to see how long this resolve of mine holds true.
Papa Pea cut down two of our original semi-dwarf apple trees last week. We've come to the conclusion (exhibiting the slow learner syndrome again) that our semi-dwarf trees will not last forever, and he did find the two he took out to be about half dead right down through the trunks.
My bed of garlic is happily growing and looking good.
Exactly one year ago today, we had our first cutting of asparagus. Although we have lots of spears up and growing right now, and I probably could cut enough for one meal today, I'm going to be patient and hold off harvesting any just yet.
Last year our first rhubarb harvest was on the 27th of this month, and I do believe that will ring true again this year.
Chives are ready, ready, ready to be harvested and processed into containers for the freezer. I hope to get the first batch of those done today.
I spent a good portion of the day yesterday in my quilt room experimenting with a prototype for a felted wool Christmas ornament. With a lot of my handwork projects, I take an idea from something I've seen and put my own twist on it. So many projects look so simple, but turn out to be much more difficult when I actually put the materials and my hands to it. Ever noticed that? Dang. But I enjoyed myself the whole time and definitely have the enthusiasm to do more along the same line.
Now to make us a big cottage cheese and fruit salad and see what the rest of this day brings. Hope this last day of your weekend is super!
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