It was all going along so wonderfully! The weeding, watering, transplanting of tender perennials to different spots in the gardens. Though I wore ear muffs most of the days to protect my ears and touchy sinuses from cold winds that persisted for most of May..... I ended up in the Dr.'s office last Friday with a sinus infection again. The prescribed "horse pills" twice a day seem to be kicking in and I'm feeling a little back to my normal ( although a bit cranky) self.
Sunday while helping my DH clear out the little A-frame gardening shed in our back yard I accidently dropped a four foot all steel fence post on my foot. Yowza! I thought for sure I had broken a couple of toes! But I could wiggle them slightly so I vowed I wasn't making another trip to the Dr.'s office having just been there the day before.
So with the heating pad on my face and the cold packs on my foot I spent the better part of last weekend on the couch.
When the day warms up in the afternoon I sit here on the deck with my tea.
The planter box is planted with chocolate mint that I dug from the gardens. It needs to be contained as it is very aggressive and will over run the gardens. Keeping it imprisoned in a box near me as I sit gives me great satisfaction!
My resident crow buddy ( old decoy) keeps a watchful eye on it too!
The morning sun casts a heavenly glow as it lights up the ferns behind the fountain.
I'm using a lot of my perennials in planters around the yard this year instead of spending at the garden center for annuals. I think I've spent a total of $11.00 dollars on plants this year so far and that included a tomato plant for $5.77.
Chives are about to burst open in an old tire planter Dave's dad made years ago.
Rhubarb has been harvested and we enjoyed a scrumptious German Apple- Rhubarb Crumb Cake last week.
I sent half the pan to work with Dave and they requested more! Does it look like there's enough here for another pan?
( and yes that's a bowling ball) :-D
My bleeding heart ( which was my mother's plant that I transplanted when she sold her place a few years back) is blooming nicely. I think she wants it back now! LOL!
And Max wants to show you the little bit of progress I've made on the Maggie Bonanomi American Floral rug. Very little hooking has been taking place recently but he keeps after me!
So "God willing and the creek don't rise".... I will be dyeing wool tomorrow!
June is off to a good start... well sort of!