This weekend was returning back home to my little family after a week of being at my mom's side in Louisiana. And now, I find myself eternally grateful and humbled and once again reminded of what's really important in life. I have more blessings than there are stars in the sky.
I spent the weekend in my yard -- watering, spreading chicken manure and worm castings around new trees and the garden beds, just taking fresh air in and feeling that warm sun on my arms. Summer is quickly becoming undeniably close as the thermometer readings creep into the 90's. We could use so much rain. It's quite dry and dusty, but the humidity is low and the sky is bright blue. Don't have much of a choice but to accept what it is and make the most of it.
This summer's veggie garden will be a lean one for us. Actually, the harvest should wrap up within a month or so and then I'll put the garden beds to sleep for the rest of the summer. It's been too dry and will be too hot to go crazy trying to keep water thirsty plants alive. So as it is right now, we've got beans, corn, garlic, onions, and potatoes growing. No tomatoes, cukes, or peppers this year....
In exchange for a real summer vegetable garden, I've put my efforts into nurturing lots of perrenials and native annuals into the landscape. I'm really excited about sprucing up the landscape around the house and the backyard with plants that attract wildlife. So far, it's looking really sweet! I can't wait to see the beds fill in once the plants mature.
All for now.