Monday, 21 May 2012
In no particular order...
Re-worked the garden plan on the fly ~ it's impossible to predict "reality" on paper...
Soaking peas (of the nibbling and fragrant varieties)
Marvelled at my genius husband who installed this incredible automatic opener on a greenhouse vent that he made. It's very smart and it knows exactly at what temperature to open and let the heat out all by itself. Apparently, I can be a little forgetful.
The little "note" on the vent is to remind curious children NOT to touch... he knows them well.
Celebrating the first tomato blossoms in the greenhouse ~ oh my!
Inhaled the absolutely intoxicating scent of our mayday tree. 7 days of bliss that's worth a whole year of waiting...
Wondered how she could possibly be old enough to learn how to drive.
Was impressed (once again) at my husband's ability to "whip up" what we need with what we have on hand. For those who want to know - it's 2 sheets of 4'x8' plywood attached at a 90 degree angle and secured inside with 2x4's around the perimeter. A door, some roosts, a vent, some flashing, and an area for nesting boxes at the other end (to come when the pullets start laying in a few months). Stain was leftover from the coop build 2 years ago.
Greeted the fruit tree blossoms with unbridled enthusiasm ~ it astounds me that these trees can survive -30C for months on end and non-chalantly bloom again EVERY spring.
Planted most of the main garden (potatoes still left to plant). Brassicas are under the row cover to keep the dreaded cabbage moths off. They're out already!
Received a lovely new apron all the way from Australia (thanks, Marnie!)
Set a celebratory table for our Daughter-In-Love's birthday dinner
which (of course) included some Mayday blossoms!
How was YOUR week?