Not too creative tonight. It's been a long day. Work has been rough this week. But tomorrow is Friday and it seems like the week has gone by quickly. The last 6 weeks have gone quickly- it is midterms for my student.
J17 and I broke out the flame thrower this evening. Unfortunately, it was too windy for it to be really useful. But I did get a little bit of weeding done before I had to make dinner. I rediscovered my dill and rescued the eggplant.
It was cool again today with lingering showers- weather more like April than June. Tomorrow should be about perfect- mid 70's and partly cloudy. Too bad I've got to work. I tried to encourage J17 that it would be a good day for her to get out and weed and earn some more gas $. However, she has landed a cat-sitting job and they paid her in advance so she isn't quite as motivated to work for me.
I did make several discoveries this evening. First- we have blueberries on the at least one of the bushes. They're not ripe yet but they're getting big. I'll have to get some netting over them to keep the birds out if we want to see any.
Second- the red currants are beginning to ripen. Unfortunately a deer munched the tips of one of the bushes. Grrr..
Third- said deer also munched a few things in the garden. The sunflower I didn't mind so much. It was a volunteer. But the deer ate every single leaf off the plant, including the top. Sadly, it didn't stop with the sunflower. Every single head of romaine that I was getting ready to start harvesting has been eaten off. sigh... I guess we really need to repair the gate that the tree fell on... not that the gate has ever stopped them. I hope it had a good meal... maybe we'll have to take my Dad's advice and get a landowner's deer license this fall and fill the freezer with venison.
Fourth- the little asparagus crowns that I planted this spring are up! I had looked a few weeks ago and they weren't there. I had almost given up on them and was thinking about writing a letter of complaint to the company. But, there they were this evening in all their wispy, frondy finery. 6 new crowns. Woo Hoo! Maybe next year I'll have more than one stalk! Although I will probably let these go a year or so before harvesting anything.
I'm looking forward to the weekend. The weather is supposed to be drier than it has been so I'm hoping to get lots done outside. Of course, the weekend that the weather is supposed to be great, J17 decides to go spend time at a friend's house. sigh. I'll have to enlist the boys to help burn things... and weed... and plant my new elderberry.