Funny how things happen isn't it?
In my last post I wrote about having the arborist come out and see if the Corkscrew willow could be saved. Two days later half of it broke away and fortunately fell away from the house, did not crush the barn and only slightly bent the fence. We now just had the guys come out and cut it up....and after seeing the base of it we made the appointment to take the rest down as well.
This is part of the wood from the first half, Hubby has worked very hard at wood for the last month!
The second and larger half has now come down. Can you see how much shade we are going to be missing?
And there is much more wood for Hubby to work on. We had to order a new chain saw chain already!
We found two nests in the wreckage, this one was the biggest and made of mud and large sticks.
This piece makes a nice place to take a rest in the garden, yes?
Last year I was fairly sure the echinacea was dead and I needed the pot. Since I wasn't sure, I stuck it in a small pot very roughly and forgot about it over the winter. It is obviously a hearty plant!
We did go fishing, this is on the Snake River looking at a place called Lizard Butte. When the light is right the rocks look like a lizard sunning himself on the hill.
The geese were friendly - I think they were the ones scaring the fish away!!
And this egret seemed to have the best fishing spot...
We did not catch any fish but we had a lovely day with our friend Anita.
I did process the garlic scapes and this vinegar smells wonderful now. It is a mild flavor and is very nice on salads.
And just this evening I harvested the garlic. I am very pleased with the size of the bulbs. I planted 45 and harvested 45. I will let them dry and then clean them up.
It finally got hot this last week and we are suffering through a heat wave in the western United States. It has been 106F here (41C) and of course with no AC except in the bedroom, it is not fun! The good news for me is that I am working 4 days a week again for awhile in air conditioned offices. Hopefully these clients need me at least until the heat wave breaks! I am trying not to complain too much....we used to live closer to Death Valley and it was up to 127.7F (53C) there so...it could be worse! We will survive...winter is coming! (for all the Game of Thrones fans)