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It's a chilly thirty degrees here this morning.  I know people are waking up and feeling short-changed, but that's Spring.  Seems that battle we had a couple weeks ago, the one between Summer and Winter, is playing out in real life.  Summer was a little wimpy that day.  That's okay, though.  I got my plants all tucked in last night and we'll see how it goes.  Carrie had me cover the tomatoes with little newspaper tents.  I covered everything else with sheets and tubs and trash cans and a wading pool.  Oh, and the piece of metal that used to cover the chimney!

Mike is back to his travel routine, heading to Louisiana this week.  I am hoping that things are fairly mundane--there are no appointments or big plans, no rennovations.  I really do enjoy getting up and doing the same things each day--the children add enough variety!  The weather looks mild and I am looking forward to the rain tomorrow.  My sunflower seeds need it.  There is still more planting to do: all the squashes and melons and some October beans.  We'll get around to it.  I'm so far ahead of other years.  There were many times I didn't plant a thing until after Memorial Day!  It is nice to look out the window and see healthy broccoli and and little carrot and pea plants.  It's time to thin them, I guess, but I almost don't have the heart.

Whitsun Nature TableI think this will be the best year for yard work, thus far.  Laurel still needs a lot of supervision outside (she doesn't pick on people her own size) and it helps if I am busying myself with some task while they play.  There is plenty to do and I have helpers from time to time.  Children really love to watch people work, people who love their work.  And those who don't, too.  Roan was absolutely fascinated during the whole bathroom project.  He would gather his tools and hang out by the bathroom drilling into the door frame or measuring things.  Luckily, our handyman was extremely patient.

I've got a few minutes before the crowd wakes and the day gets busy.  Time for me to do some copper rods practice and get some things ready for the post office.  Happy Monday!


( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )
May. 16th, 2016 12:57 pm (UTC)
It's been 50 here overnight; not cold, but definitely much cooler than usual for mid May here! I hope your plants stayed nice and warm. Our peas are nearly done here!

Yes, this has been a much easier year for yard work. I have high hopes for tidying the yard some.
May. 19th, 2016 09:17 am (UTC)
The plants did fine. :-) Yes, here in the frozen mid-Atlantic.
( 2 trees — Plant a Forest )

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It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

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