My gosh I haven’t posted in almost a month.
Posts delayed: a piece on barnacles with fascinating photos, a few hikes with much new flora to learn of, a trip to see family in MN, a road trip to the south west corner of Vancouver Island, a couple knitting projects (one a Christmas gift so no spoiler pics of that), and my fledgling garden.
I haven’t had a real veggie garden since I was in college. The first time. 20 years ago. I’ve dabbled in potted flowers and herbs. This is the real thing folks. My beau (he’s new too, and what a trajectory we are on) built the compound and a lovely arbor. I call the fenced enclosure a compound because the deer are eating my yard to pieces. Nothing’s safe. Even “deer-proof” plants are nibbled on. I’m running out of new expletives. There’s a test to a new relationship, eh? How well does a guy handle sudden shouts of agony from my finding another mowed-down pansy or marigold? Tonight I thumbed my nose at em’ all. My arsenal includes: deer spray (a sulfur-based potion), slug-luring pellets (minerals, magnesium?) and beer in cat food cans in the garden (works well). I also applied worm tea tonight to the plants. I caught a whiff of myself before changing out of my grubby clothes. Ew!
But it’s a good ew.
A couple weeks from solstice, it’s light until almost 9:30 PM. Incredible. Was it light so late when I grew up in MN? I don’t remember that. Weather’s been absolutely lovely. Some nights I stagger in after nine famished, tired, realizing I forgot to eat.
Blogging’s still on the to-do list. I hope to share some photos with you this week.