Garlic Chives in Bloom
Well, I made it up to the farm yesterday. All by myself. No big deal except it is the first time since the accident that I've done this. I took a back way around Rockford & being Sunday, Madison wasn't too busy.
It was only 58 degrees. The forecast predicted storms for later in the evening so I got busy right away in the garden. Miller Nurseries out of New York sent me replacement strawberries for the 25 that didn't survive planting so I did that first then weeded all the strawberries. Mowing was next. That took about three hours. The orchard was looking neglected so the clippers came out & I trimmed around all the trees. Finishing up around 8:30, I came inside to call Steve, eat something for dinner and check the weather. Organic cantaloupe from the co-op along with some raw cheddar cheese (Organic Valley), a fire in the wood stove and I was all set. It started thundering as I was reading the local paper. The forecast was now a warning for severe storms, lots of dangerous lightening, high winds. Fun. I really don't like storms that much but I was a brave farmer and read until the storm was over (about 12:30 am) before nodding off. Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey is a great book if you get the chance to read it.
This morning I awoke to cloudy skies. I dreamt that it had snowed a couple inches so I was very happy to see green grass :-)
Now it is raining steady and the weeding will have to wait. Maybe until tomorrow. I was planning on going home tomorrow. I'll have to play it by ear. Everything is coming up in the garden, but if I don't weed, the next time I'm here I won't be able to see the plants.
I'll go up to see Eli, Lizzie & the kids next door later and wait for the rain to stop...