Monday, we worked at the old place, loading things from the shop into Keith's truck, to take to the
consignment sale for the 21st at the Tonganoxie fairgrounds.
While Chris and Keith loaded things into the back of Keith's truck... Nathan and his friend
Jacob helped me in the garden. I had to take a few breaks!
I devoted about two hours to pulling weeds and cutting out little trees, and the boys
brought me straw from the goat barn to mulch with.
Here is the problem corner of the south bed... the north end of it...
And here's my volunteer tomato in the same bed. It has blooms on the back of it... and sorry about the shadow.
I got most of the weeds out of this bed, and just realized I did not take a picture of the "clean" corner.
Here is the yellow asclepias that I planted last year... there was an beautiful orange one to it's right... that I lost over the winter. In it's place has grown this delicate pale green plant...
You just can barely see it's pretty yellow flowers because of my SHADOW again...
but they were very delicate. They closed up when the sun was overhead.
Does anyone recognize it???
Nathan and Jacob took a break after we ran to Sonic for lunch, and everyone had slushies.
The Queen surveyed all the work. About mid-morning, Keith had to run home for something... and he took her with him. She will be 8 next month, and just does not need to stay out in the heat and humidity for long.
While I sat on the porch, our resident swallows swooped past me over and over in their
quest for bugs in the air. They don't rest for long!
Stella d"Oro... always a solid performer in the garden!
We are expecting a visitation from Keith's parents from Friday until Sunday...
along with his girls and their families on Saturday, so things are in high gear here.
However... we have plans to work on the old house during July... and are then
going to put it on the rental market . I want to get the gardens in shape for the house to be shown, so
next week, I'll start working on the vegetable beds.
Here's our girl Lil on the deck this afternoon... she didn't stay out long in the heat!