We spent several hours sitting around the fire of burning brush
from the storm the other day. Taylor is fast becoming a pyro
with the help of Pops and our neighbor, Laura! They
cut and dragged, stacked and pushed brush into piles to keep
the fires going into the wee hours of the night.
Our neighbor borrowed a dump trailer and delivered lots of mulch
from the large horse farm up the way. The farm is replacing all their mulch which
has aged about five years, making it perfect for our garden use.
They were having difficulty finding places to spread it
until my husband stopped by asking if they had any extra. It turns out our neighbor also
stopped by on her way home from work. They worked out a deal where the farm
would load the trailer and our neighbor would deliver to us.
That's one thing about living out here, everyone seems to want to help
each other, no matter how easy or hard the job is.
We have not even made a dent in the amount of mulch that is
available. We'll have mulch for years. So far the pile is as high as my waist!
The garden seem to be coming back. We have a blackberry
although it is not in good shape. There are more to follow though.
I just planted this one so I expect next year will be good.
The tomatillos and squash are coming back, tomatoes
and cukes too. It rained again today so garden work will have
to wait until tomorrow but things are looking up!