The bumble rested on the bee balm as I leaned in close
to snap his photo. Completely unconcerned, he lounged
a while longer until something of greater interest caught his eye.
They amaze me, sometimes buzzing at head level while we
garden as if they were just a bit curious about us.
There was a tremendous mushroom that appeared overnite
and was gone just as quickly.
Until last night our heavy Spring rains had let up
so now we have to water every couple of days.
My husband says we need a few days in the 90's to
make the tomatoes happy.
We have the first of our Cherokee Purple tomatoes,
an heirloom that tastes like a tomato used to
but they have little to no shelf life. You either eat,
can or dehydrate them if you want to have some over the winter.
The squash has been great.
Grilled squash marinated in Italian dressing.
Grilled squash seasoned with Montreal Steak seasoning.
Squash "potato" pancakes with Italian breadcrumbs and pepper.
I want to try the squash puppies next!
My husband wasted no time in making a sandwich
out of our harvest. Our eggs, our peppers and tomatoes.
He had to rely on the store for the cheese and bread.
I finally have the DECK for the COOP !!!!!
It's still a little step up, more than my 5'2",
old, creaky legged body wants to manage at 4 AM,
but such an improvement! I used an old tool box as
a step stool until the plastic lid caved in. I haven't been able
to get in since and now it's a breeze!
He even changed the door knob and added a hose
with a spray head to make cleaning and watering easier.
We had a nice 4th holiday, celebrating with neighbors
and our granddaughter, Taylor. The cooler temperatures
made it one of the coolest I can remember. We even
put on light jackets once the sun went down!