Last week on Neta the question was asked….”Where is your favorite place to fiber in the summer?”. I honestly could say it’s in my own back yard.
This picture was taken from the chair that I will sit in after dinner with my feet up and a glass of chilled wine on the table. It is here that I will sit and knit until the bugs chase me in. It is here where I will watch the birds dig for their evening dinner and listen to the morning dove’s last song of the day.
It is from here that I will sit and look at the garden and contemplate what I might do differently next year, even though I am very pleased with what we have done this year.
It’s been a cooler, wet summer so far here in the northeast so the garden greens have really enjoyed a long, healthy season. I have had plenty of lettuce to enjoy a daily salad and enough to share with visitors.
The herb bed has been plentiful with lots of yummy basil, dill and cilantro.
I was worried about the corn bed last week as it was weak and yellow looking, but with the addition of some Nitrogen it quickly greened up and started growing quickly. The winter squash that shares the same bed has tripled with the extra nitrogen as well.
My tomato bed on the other hand has not been as productive and that is pretty much my own fault.
It is a huge jungle of beautiful leafy green, but not as much fruit as it should have and that would be because I underestimated how much they would grow and over planted my 2 beds.
I have removed a few of the plants and I will heavily prune the remaining plants so that the sun can reach the fruit to ripen it.
So as I sit and listen to the birds, sip wine and contemplate the garden, I am moving along on my Bee Blob.
Here she is as she was a few days ago. Ken being the ever joking guy that he he thinks he is said it would make a great boob warmer….ugh….guys!