Have you ever wanted to blog but as you stare at the blinking cursor, you can’t think of something interesting or thought provoking? I’m on week two of that feeling, but here I am anyway. 🙂
I’ve been working on my fall to-do-list including digging up bulbs, cleaning, and packing them away for the winter. I still have the dahlias once they call it quits. Right now, they are keeping all the bees happy.
We added a second cultivator wheel to the garden.
It came with rusted spokes so after cleaning it, I painted it a bright barn red. The center was a nice old fashioned farm green which I left as is, and then we picked up a base in the tree section of the recycling center.
Farm garden art – I like it. 🙂
Wooden supports for the berries have been taken out and new metal supports are being installed. We’re hoping the metal will require less maintenance and last longer.
Containers of annuals are getting cleared out as the flowers expire from putting on a show all summer.
There are a couple of prominent colors right now in the garden – red dahlias and orange marigolds and both are covered in very happy bees.The other color is pink – hydrangeas, chrysanthemums and kale lined with pink, and numerous sedums.
I’m also working on doing fall cleanup at the rest home, and helping clear and replant two plots at a local river walk park. That’s where I’ll be this morning working with another MG, community volunteers, and a local high school horticulture class.
As gardening comes to a close, I’ve actually sat at the sewing machine working on a couple of patterns. Nothing really to show, but with fall and winter heading this way, the thread must come out.
I finished reading the latest Longmire book by Craig Johnson, “Daughter of the Morning Star.” It was a good read along with some staggering stats on the number of Native American women who go missing each year. I also finished “City Problems” by Ed Runyon who is a new author for me. It was a good gritty mystery with a complicated main character. It is a series, so I’ll be looking forward to the second one.
It seems like some bloggers are on their regular schedule while others are posting less or not at all. Activities have certainly been curtailed since early 2020. Are we mentally tired and bored from this pandemic that seems to never end? Hmm.
Have a good week!