Well, I’m one third done! Two cords are stacked.
This morning, my wrists were working well, unlike yesterday morning. Even this old body can adapt. The work today was easier, perhaps because I knew it was ending for a few days. Two more cords are imminent.
It felt very good to be done and to get back to routines: watering, raking and sweeping, pet care and laundry. And stealing. I took some soil from the empty lot next door to fill single pot planters where I plan to put the Raspberries and some Sweet Peas.
I loved watering. I loved standing still in the sunshine and giving sustenance to my plants. The warm sunshine on my skin pleased me like a drug; my tired old body drank in its heat and energy.
Then I went for a walkabout to take these photos:
|Laundry on the line, handrail and on the rack. Laundry = home. I love|
having it out to dry and not using my drier.
|Plants are starting to creep up the trellis and the plants around the fountain|
have grown nice and tall.
|This is new lawn, just a bit, edging my new garden in the backyard (that is|
still in process). The rocks were stolen from next door. This part of the yard
was a mess of roots and rocks and crap until this Spring.
|To the right of the new garden and lawn is where I have my three Apple trees.|
|This is the Garden of Stolen Stones. It's new this year and|
it tidies up land under tall Fir trees that gets much more
light now that I have opened the canopy.
|Two cords of wood, excellently stacked with air space between the rows of|
wood to better facilitate drying. Four more cords are coming. I burn six
cords per winter because Iike to be warm and my fireplace is my only
source of heat.
|Radishes on the left and in the middle, Beets (barely) on|
the right. They may need more sun than in this location.
|Garlic. Lots of it!|
|One of two Grape vines and you can see the screen I've been weaving into|
the fence to keep Deer from nibbling on the Blueberries and Grapes.
|My vegetable garden covers part of my septic field. In Springtime, the ground|
provides a lovely green carpet. Ain't it pretty?