The week has been BUSY! We got a call from our neighbor with the donkeys. Leona and friends have been busy making fertilizer for my gardens. It was unexpected. I wasn't planning on it until September-our usual "doo" hauling time, but they've been busy churning out fertilizer, and I NEVER turn down that!
I had to dig like a crazy woman to get the weeds/plants out of this area. I was planning on doing it next month. Amazing how motivated I can get at the thought of free "doo".
Because without "doo", my gardens could NEVER do this on their own. I have sand, and as the ad slogan goes---Pure Michigan!
I now have the whole top part dug and ready for planting next spring.
This is to the right
And to the left. And all thats left of that tangle of Aegopodium (Bishops Weed) from the previous owner. I can't do anymore this year---It's so bad, you can't even see that there are LARGE rocks in there. Next spring..................ack!
And in the vegetable garden......we've gotten a crummy 2/10's inch of rain in 2 weeks. The hose has been busy.
The green beans have begun. It started with the Blue Lake, then Contender. I noticed that the Top Crop are ready now too. I've picked for the whole week and have 22 of the 42 pints I'll need for the year already blanched , vacuum-sealed, and in the freezer.
Tons of perennials on the deck (and in pots in the garage and behind the garage!) waiting for the new borders.
The birds have cleaned MOST of the blueberries off the bushes. I finally got them covered.
Don finally got the wagon he wanted for the front of the barn at an auction last week. He drove darn near 30 miles with it on a trailer and was ALMOST home when one of the hubs broke. I felt so bad for him.......but he managed to rig up a brace for the rear axle and it looks okay.
And yes, I'm filling it with flowers next year!
And finally-we got word that the Amish are going to be here in late August or early September to put the addition on the back of the barn. What does this mean? Four more blue tarps available for Sue!!! They've been covering the wood for the addition and will soon be available for more beds and borders.
Have a great weekend! May the rain fall (but not too much) and the sun be warm (but not too much!). I guess all things in moderation (except chocolate!)