The garden is in, and has been for a week, everything is taking off. I just have to get everything staked and tied. It is a big one this year with even more sweet peppers for that new sweet pepper grind that we did for the first time last year. 56 tomato plants! I noticed some volunteers here and there... oh boy we are going to be busy canning. The cabbage for the sauerkraut is growing nicely. That is my comfrey plant in the barrel. flourishing! I got the corn and sunflowers in on Friday-along with the new bird net. My corn will outwit the crows this year. It seems that we have conquered all the weeds in that garden-next year we just need to till in some more compost!
I am trying something new on the barn. I have always wanted one of those round hanging baskets of petunias and wondered how they do it . I was reading a magazine where they demonstrated how to complete one. It looked easy. So we decided to try it. Well it looks a lot easier in the magazine than it is. If it works it will be really cool. I just need to change the ends on the drip system-I am not confident that the ones that I have on there right now will be sufficient. Also it seems that this is something I would want to start earlier because they are kind of blah at the beginning point.
On Saturday we loaded up Dargo and took him to the local growers market. Since three of the other LGD ladies are in season we thought his nose could use a break (or his hormones). He was a perfect gentleman and got to pick a treat from the local homemade dog treat vendor. We did find out that it was the last weekend that dogs were allowed there. Josephine county is getting to be as bad as Jackson county. Boy, I am offended by the behavior of some peoples children-maybe they should not be allowed to attend. I am offended by smoking-and various other thing-but com'on people-grow up! learn to get along. Everyone should have a freedom of choice!