Nourish - We had hoped to be eating lettuce out of the garden by now but even though our lettuces loved the cooler weather the lack of sun has slowed them down. They are beginning to perk up now though and the kale, carrots and spinach are coming along. With the cooler weather, rain, thunder and lightning it just seemed like a good month for more soups, and hubby has been working on his Mexican food repertoire!
|the upper right hand is the iceberg lettuce we are trying this year|
Prepare - Preparing this month was me rototilling between rains and putting down the mulch in the herb garden. This area was a lovely green last week - but it was weeds. This is the season hubby claims I like the rototiller more than him! (I don't - but I do tell him the tiller is better at the weeds!)
|This will hopefully be full of green that is not weeds by July!|
|I am pleased with the look of the bark mulch, we will see if it keeps the weeds at bay!|
|That is the tuxedo cat 'Buddy' in the background|
Green - I bought all the ingredients for the vinegar weed killer that I want to try but rain is a bad thing for this kind of experiment so I will try it in June, I have a special patch of weeds I'm 'saving' for the trials!
Grow - Since my month was all garden (almost) I will share one of our other crops - pine cones! Seems that our pine tree goes through stages and this year it is losing all the old cones and growing new ones. Hubby and I are in awe of the number of cones that drop every day! This picture is one days worth of cones. I assume it will run out of them soon but for now we walk underneath it with some trepidation and we listen to the cones fall on the roof in a wind!
Create - My create this month was finishing my afghan posted here I am very pleased with both the look of it and the number of new stitches I learned. My confidence level grew by leaps and bounds with this project.
Discover - We discovered that it was nice to have a second vehicle! This may not be the original thought of the category but this is where we are right now! (smile) Hubby had gone to town and I got the phone call - "could you come get me?" Our poor old reliable (212,000 miles on the odometer) Honda had quit on him. We are having it towed to a shop where we have a friend from church who is a mechanic and see if it is repairable, hubby thinks so. (sigh...this is why we have an emergency fund, but it will be gone after this)
Enhance - We helped our older friend with her computer set up and getting her new office chair put together, her daughter fixed a lovely lunch so we ate and then spent a lovely afternoon visiting. Her husband has Alzheimer's and she can't get out much so company is fun and they lived in some of the same places we did so we have much in common.
Enjoy - We have enjoyed the flowers growing this month, we have added a flower bed in the front, had some pots produce from seeds and uncovered a couple of returning friends.
|The honeysuckle have recovered from their 'butchery' by my hand!|
|This little gem came up on its own when I cleaned out an old bed. I think it's a pansy!|
|This is Hubby's wildflower pot!|
|top pot - snapdragons and salvia, purple pot - dianthus, brown are cosmos and the black are zinnias|