The breeze was cool. The sun was warm. The sky was full of puffy white clouds.
A perfect day for a babysitter!
I’ll admit, I wasn’t as organized this week. Might have something to do with Thursday’s trip to see Niko, and a certain Little Girl who cried most of the way home over a forgotten hat.
Probably not, though. Disorganized is my natural state, after all…
The Plan (such as it was) was to start with the new containers that needed to be filled, then move on to weeding the vegetable garden and setting out a few transplants.
Then she showed up.
Is it Our Deer?
Impossible to know. She wasn’t followed by a fawn, but that doesn’t mean anything. They often hide their babies while they feed.
I think I know what she was eating, though…
The bed had a surprise for me, beyond the nibbled stalks. See the large, leafy thing in the middle? Volunteer tomato. Sadly (or maybe not), it’s bigger than my transplants…
More proof that I’m growing tomatoes in the wrong part of the yard, no matter how convenient the site is in relation to the kitchen door…Something we’ll have to think about for next year, I suppose.
The surprises weren’t over yet, and the first couple of hours were actually spent repairing rabbit damage elsewhere in the yard…more on that on Monday.
It was nearly lunch time before I got started on the vegetable beds… First order of business was to get those basil seedlings in the ground. Since the spot they usually occupy is now home to the rhubarb, they will live in the Garden Proper this summer, alongside the tomatoes.
The early greens are all out of the salad bed now, with the second planting of lettuce nearly ready for its first haircut. A few rows of carrots are sprouting nicely right beside them, and seeds for summer lettuces were sown in the next block down. We’ll let the first blocks rest, and top them with compost before sowing beets and carrots there.
The peas along the fence are starting to fatten-up. Maybe this week? We’ll just have to wait and see…No rushing these things, you know.
There’s lots more to see, but I’m out of time this morning – Farmer’s Market day, and Hurricane Angel got up extra-early. I’ll leave you with a shot of the pole beans (planted two weeks ago), pushing their way up into the sun.
Happy Weekend, everyone!