We have had three days of cold and rain. Nights have been 44 and days in the 50’s. We have two more day of this and then we should warm up slowly. The rain has not been heavy and no frost so the gardens have not suffered. We have been doing all the little things that we had over looked in the rush to get the garden planted and weeded. Norman cultivated the rows and side dressed all that needed it. I have been sewing and have one play set done for Dhyana and one for Gina cut out and almost done. Then I organized my old pictures and remembered all the gardens and work we did at our home in Blairsville, GA.
This is the Verbunam tree. It was small when we bought the place but this is how it looked when we left. It was one of the few things I could not replace here. We had only one acre but I put flower gardens everywhere and had a nice large vegetable garden. All the gardens had to be dug out, sifted to get the rocks and roots out of the soil and add composted manure and dirt from our compost pile. There was no really good soil there until we built it up. Here the loam was thick and nice when we got here and we had a friend that gave us all the composted stable manure we could haul.
Another of my projects the rain brought about was to pick my beautiful peonies. When they are in full bloom and it rains they are too heavy for their stems and wind up in the dirt so I had to pick these. Thank you Shirley, aren’t they beautiful!!. There are still 3 big buds in the garden and if the sun comes out tomorrow they will be able to stay in the garden and that is where I like them.
The broccoli is coming in now. We had some for dinner yesterday and will have some again tomorrow. Monday we need to freeze more lettuce and spinach. I don’t like to lose any and if I don’t get it into the freezer soon it will be past it’s prime. Soon I’ll be freezing broccoli also. The corn is growing fast and looks so good. We have not grown corn for over 20 years so am very pleased with how it is going and can’t wait to eat it. No raccoons so far! Have a great day.