On the way out the door, I noticed that my white asian lilies are blooming for the first time.
J. and I got out early and spent the day working on those little odd projects that just seem to come with owning a house and a backyard farm. One of the bad things about using PVC fencing for your garden beds is that you can't use the weed eater around them because it will break the brittle fence. So I have to weed by hand with some grass shears. Doesn't take long, but it's not as fast as with a weedeater.
While I was harassing weeds, J. was putting the finishing touches on the garage downspout which was the last "to-do" after our unfortunate truck incident a couple of weeks ago. Finishing at the same time, we decided it was way past time to sit down, enjoy the view and have some iced tea before starting down the "honey do" list again.
Our resident crew of baby bunnies were hiding in amongst the overgrown grass around the beds, and they weren't happy about being woken from their mid-day snoozes. At one point, we had three little cottontails hopping around the yard. The good news is that they aren't coordinated enough to hop into the garden beds yet. I picked one of them up to move him from his nap location and he jumped out of my hand and into one of the beds where I snapped this pic. He stayed there for several hours.
|One of our sweet baby bunnies sheltering from the sun under the lettuce leaves.|
As dark closed in on us, J. and I retreated to the house for dinner and to cut up some fresh strawberries that I picked up over the weekend. Out of 6 pints, we got 3 quarts of usable strawberries, all cleaned and cut up for freezing. I'll post more about those tomorrow.
And, guess what? We never did get that bunny fence put up.