Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Up, up and away

We were all up a little earlier than usual this morning so Rick and Brian could check out some hay before their first call. I took in the view out our east-facing wall of windows and saw a stationary speck in the distant sky:
Then it was out the door to start water on the strawberries, do chores, pull a few weeds, and eat my breakfast fruit "on the hoof" (boysenberries and Rainier cherries). Yay; a little extra time for a blog post before getting ready for work! Might be the last one for a bit; the next three days will be long ones. Today I work until I need to leave for Salem for a late-afternoon meeting at the school Brian will be attending this fall. Tomorrow I work again, probably until our early evening family photo shoot for our new church directory. Thursday I work all day at Rick's clinic because his secretary needs the day off. Friday I may have to work at my office job again, since we'll be gone most of next week.

So yesterday I worked hard at deep-watering my vegetable garden with the soaker hoses, and got most of it done. The remainder will have to be worked in early and late the rest of the week, like the strawberries this morning. While I wish I had a few more things filling in the empty areas (to the left of what's in the photo), I'm very happy with our little garden this year. So far, I'm ahead of the weeds!

That's it for now from . . .

5 comments:

Mary Ann said...

You are WAY ahead of the weeds! Well done!

Tell us about Brian's maybe-new school!

Theresa said...

Michelle, I am so jealous of your great soil and good climate there. Growing in the Cascade-Siskiyous is a challenge, but the rhodies seem to like it.
I may pick your brain privately this weekend as I make my first foray into canning.
Boysenberries...YUM!

Mama Pea said...

You're DEFINITELY way ahead of the weeds. What a nice traditional row garden! Could you put some more salad greens in the bare space you have left? (Not that you have the time right now!)

Michelle said...

It's a 12-grade parochial school in Salem, 35 minutes from our house. I've been impressed by the staff, and know one family whose daughters attend/attended/will attend there, so I've mined them for information, too.

If it's water-bath canning, Theresa, give me a call! I haven't yet ventured into pressure canning....

Mama Pea, I'm afraid the weather is too warm now for growing salad greens. I did pick up two parsley plants (LOVE parsley . . . and tabbouli!) and a Japanese eggplant today, though.

Claire the Shepherdess said...

Your garden looks great - I hope mine will look similar in a few years. I need to find the right spot and maximize the sun exposure. We have such a short season here.