Real life has been sneaking in around the edges of work over the last couple of weeks, with temperatures rising & the sun coming out more and more. Which means more gardening, more bbq’ing & meals out doors, more hanging out in the hammock with Rosie on my lap…the sewing machine is having a hard time competing!
With such a big property (.76 acres) we decided to focus our gardening efforts on a couple of area first, slowly adding plants. K terraced a bed in the front and a bed in the back:
We also planted a fig tree and two blueberry bushes, both of which are starting to fruit, though we’ve lost most of the blueberries already to the birds & squirrels before they’ve ripened.
The black elephant ear we got last year died back completely during the winter months, but has new growth coming on strong.
While moving bricks to terrace and define the beds, K uncovered a colony of earth snakes. Stunned by the change in their living situation, they graciously allowed me to snap a few pictures.
Our cranky old riding lawn mower bit the dust, and after a few weeks of mowing the lawn with a push mower, the higher temperatures finally got to K and we bought our neighbors John Deer.
Ask my husband to cook and a look of frustration and fear crosses his face, ask him to fire up the grill, and his face lights up. On the menu lately: grilled lamb loin coated with herbs, spicy chicken breasts, ribs, asparagus with lemon and olive oil, large spring onions, eggplant, pineapple rings, peaches. Can I say I’m not complaining?
Here’s hoping each of you is snagging a few sun soaked and apple wood smoke scented moments this beautiful May!
* Title borrowed from Deirdre