Radishes and lettuce fresh from the garden for a nice garden sandwich.
Here I was promising myself that I was cutting back this next season, and so I might, but as anxious as I have been to get this catalog, I have to wonder.
The catalog? Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I can't remember if my first introduction to Jere Gettle was in the form of a seed catalog or his publication "Heirloom Gardener" when it was on newsprint, but it has been a while.
I have not been to one of his festivals, yet, but I have been to his farm and the site of those festivals and seed company and I have to admit it was down-home, and as relaxing and invigorating as I could have imagined.
Do it some day. Their home base is just over in Southern Missouri.
As you can see from the picture, our cool weather garden is doin' just fine and this year has been an exceptionally good one to have done it. All kinds of greens coming out of there every day with enough left over to share and this is one bed about 4' wide and 25' long.
During those three nights the temps went into the 20's I put a spun-bound row cover on there and kept it rolled up in the middle of the bed for quick reapplication if the weather turns quickly.
So...I should not have been too surprised when our new female dog Spotty, or Dotty (jury is still out) found it last night and tore it all to pieces. But I was surprised because I had forgotten to take her puppiness into account. I should have put it away.
She is a smart dog and pretty much only get chastised once for something before she moves on to something else, but if I don't catch her early, it is curtains for whatever she goes after.
The watercress is taking a beating in the goldfish pond, I can't decide if she is eating it or just breaking it up during her romps in the water. I though PITA loved the water, but this girl swirls around like a child in it and I am sure the goldfish are not amused.
We had to bring in a young cat/kitten into our infirmary this week to get rid of an upper respiratory infection. She had been in earlier in her life and I guess we just did get it. This tome she had to do it all by herself and she was NOT a happy camper. I've got the scratches to prove it.
This mild weather has allowed me to do the touch-up house painting I was preparing for. Little more tomorrow and might be able to turn my attentions to caulking.
I picked up some tin sheet from the convenience center today that will become my roof over the group of bird feeders we have on a T-post. NONE of the professional feeders have enough of an overhang roof to keep the food just semi-dry during a rain and I am tired of wasting bird seed and cleaning out the feeders of mucky, mushy bird seed.
Boy this first does of methylprednisole has me wired tonight. I should have been asleep about three hours ago, but not happening yet. BUT, it sure helped me in the painting department today and I am counting on it tomorrow too.
First time I had a shot of something similar my allergist warned me about doing yard work that weekend. Exactly what he predicted happened. It was a beautiful weekend and I did not realize that I had worked up, broken and bloodied three blisters on each hand raking leaves.
I have not written much in a while because of a feline mishap on my keyboard. The kind where they want to share the food they just ate. Keys did not seem to work the same.
I ordered a new keyboard for the laptop but the replacement had issues as well. Two weeks later and I seem to be back to my "all thumbs" typing style without extra challenges.