JP & I caught up with the mowing over the weekend.
While we were away, the garden went berserk, and things are growing like crazy! A pumpkin has escaped the garden and is climbing up the fence. The green beans are producing out the wazoo. There are dozens of green tomatoes hanging on, and the first planting of corn is almost ready to tassel. So, I spent some time in the garden this week, picking beans and blueberries, and thinning the carrots and beets. Just look what I brought in on Wednesday, (along with a small bowl of blueberries!)
I walked around the periphery of the ridge on Monday, looking for black raspberries. They are tiny this year, and sparse. I went again today, in the cool of the morning. This time I rode the ATV half way down the hill, and hunted along the spring road and driveway. I got about 2 cups, pretty lame for an hours worth of hunting!
Yesterday morning, after a short primer from Dad on correct weedeater use, I spent 2 hours cutting down the 4-5 foot tall weeds, bushes and small trees that have grown up around the drainage ditch over the last 2.5 years. Dad and I hope to FINALLY install the drain pipes and close in the ditch in the next week or two, and we needed room to work!
|Pretty sad, right? Not keeping deer out either!|
It's getting better!
Today, after all this work this week, I plan to take a break and take the kids to the pool. I'm a little annoyed that I have to pay to use a pool when there is a perfectly good (albeit non-functioning) pool in our back yard!
The pool pump installation is on the docket for this weekend. And the work continues...