This was a day of rest, and one we looked forward to greatly!
It began with turkey sightings. Michael has been readying to go on another turkey hunt, so every day when we hear turkeys he's all ears. Here's one that wandered across our field.
You may not be able to see it, but there is a dark bird right near the compost bins.
Then we had a great surprise! A friend from church brought over one of his duece and a half trucks filled with gravel for our French drain! YAY!
Michael showed him where to drop it.
And two more guys showed up to offload it.
Where will the rest go? Over there. We have to dig another French drain above the pool bank.
I have them pile it in the driveway for now.
Real men shovel gravel! WOOT!
Looks so great!
The Sugar Snap peas are coming up. We laid newspaper underneath the trellis wire to cut down on future weeds.
It's been really hot, this spring. So the peas are struggling a bit.
We've got a second raised bed built and planted now. The first has onions and Swiss chard, the second has peppers and leeks.
Michael left with his friends to go to a gun and knife show, and I set about to relax.
Ignore the dirt flecks in my camera lens. I really need to get it cleaned.
Vineyard leaving and fruiting out.
Future clusters all over the place.
I notice the herb beds need serious attention next, but I hold myself to photography for the rest of this day.
I can't help but take another picture of my happy little French drain. Now I can begin to build the greenhouse. For next winter, but I am closer!
Friends come over and bring Michael back from town with them. When they arrived I was asleep, on a red gingham quilt in our orchard, under the blue sky, a cool breeze and warm sun. Can life get ANY better than this?
It took five hilarious minutes to get these two in the air at the same time.
While they left on a bike ride, Elaine and I wandered around the gardens.
Life is good.