We just had a doozy of a storm this past week. Trees down, lines down all around town. For once our place was fine. Power flickered but stayed on. Usually we lose a tree or two. Not everyone weathered if okay, but most of the trees down appeared to not hit houses, just almost. We just have a ton of leaves down now. Better than the alternative.
My garden, however, appears to have sprung grass all over it. So now I have two large plots to clear. Again. Ugh. I hate weeding. I’ve tried that garden screen and it doesn’t seem to work for me. That or my weeds are very hardy.
So, now the hard work starts!
I finished planting my watermelon, cantaloupe and butternut squash. I still have tomato plants and I’m going to let them grow in the greenhouse for a bit. Most of the ones I planted were about a foot and a half tall. I’ll let these catch up before I decide what to do with them. Dad wanted some, so I’ll probably give most of them to him. I’ve close to 50 planted all ready.
The strawberries and snap peas are already producing. My granddaughter is eating them as they grow! I won’t have to worry about preserving them. She doesn’t leave many behind.
She’s thrilled to see the corn growing. But isn’t interested in the turnips, broccoli and cabbage. Surprise!
I’m using this year as a guide to see what I need to grow next year to feed us. Then I’ll add some manure at the end of the season. The farmers do it, so I don’t think it will hurt. I’ve been adding egg shells to the garden and I’m debating on whether or not to add the contents of my hair brush. Supposedly it gives nutrients to the plants to grow. Ick. Maybe, but hair is gross. So it probably won’t happen.
In other news, my son is back in the United States! I’m excited even though he’s in a different state. He left in December for a three month deployment. It turned into six months due to Covid19. He still hasn’t been allowed to go home and will this weekend and then is required to shelter in place for fourteen days.
I’m sure he won’t mind that! He’ll be glad to see his wife and dogs. We’ll go down and visit him this summer despite the heat and humidity. Hopefully the riots and looting will be done also. I’m all for peaceful protesting and I believe it should continue until things change. We are all one species on earth.
Everyone of my book signings have been cancelled. For one of them, Writer’s on the River, we’re doing take overs and raffles still. I’ll be on June 14 starting at 6 pm central time and June 15 7-7:30 pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/writersontheriver/
Feel free to join in. I’d love to see you there.