Who wouldn't want to spend a day in the country with all these beautiful flowers blooming?
In case you just can't relax by looking at blossoms, consider that this happy yellow flower is St. John's Wort. It makes you happy whether you look at it… or ingest it!
The corn is tasseling and corn pollen is everywhere – as are the bees from the wild hive up on the mountain. I tried to get some shots of the girls in action, but getting the camera to focus on them – not to mention convincing them to be still – made it a delicate process.
So… what's happening in your garden? On the flip, you can see how our donkey, George, posed specially for his namesake in the White House.
Well…. what did you expect to see?
Here's his sweet face if you'd rather… We have a fashionable Uncle Sam hat that fits him perfectly. The problem. George absolutely refuses to wear it….
In the vegetable garden, we're seriously pleased with our new 8-ft deer deterrent fence. Finally, our vegetables are safe from those saber-toothed monsters…..
So far, we're picking cucumbers, yellow squash, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and, last Wednesday half a pound of basil leaves that I dried for use this winter.
Soon, we'll be eating watermelon. The very, very, very best food in the entire world!! This is a baby Sugar Baby. We're also growing Charleston Greys, but the small melons are ripe weeks before their larger cousins, and delayed gratification doesn't work well with me when it comes to watermelons….
And it won't be long until the blackberries are ripe! I picked some wild ripe ones yesterday. But we also have some large, cultivated canes that grow next to the old farmhouse. I tip my cap to the farm wife of decades ago who left us such an unexpected gift. These berries come in later, but they're HUGE.
So? What are y'all growing?