The weather has been great for gardening or just enjoying nature. It’s going to start heating up towards the end of the week so I’m off this morning for another load of wood chips to help retain moisture around the plants.
As a follow up, the carpenter bee trap is working, and the game camera captures very clear photos. I’ve caught the backside of an animal twice, and I’m working on identifying the hole-digging visitor.
The veggies are growing well, the flowers are blooming, the solar bubbler is working, and our raspberries are loaded. We’ve had an enormous amount of pollen which you can see on a couple of the flowers here.
Anyone who is considering raised beds might want to take 10 minutes and watch this video. Ron Christie who created the video was a former UNH Cooperative Extension employee until his veggies became so popular with local restaurants that he went into that business full time and even bought a bigger farm.
If you admire a really organized and good looking vegetable garden, then by all means check out this post from a fellow blogger up north in the state of Washington. Now, they have a Garden with a capital ‘G’.
Or, if you’re looking for gardening inspiration and information from the comfort of your favorite chair, I saw that Berkshire Botanical is offering some pretty interesting online classes.
I finished a small flag wall hanging, planning to rebind another one, and have the material to start a new one for the porch. Gardening in the morning, sewing in the afternoon, and reading in between keeps me from going totally nuts. By the way, our library actually opens its doors today to 20 people at a time. Now, if the local computer store would only reopen so we can get a new battery installed in one of our laptops.
What are you doing during these very challenging and changing times to keep sane?
Stay well and be safe this week. 😎