Good Morning on this June 6th!
I am curled up on the couch with Henry, a candle lit, fairy lights on and an espresso, green tea and giant glass jar of water with me (Not a bit excessive). It’s grey and cold and rainy out there. I uploaded these pictures of the garden a couple of days ago feeling so happy and optimistic with the growth I was seeing, only to be hit with a solid 5 days of cold and rain. My basil plants turned black and died as well as countless other things. I have been feeling depressed and I think it’s linked to my poor plants that I foolishly put out too early (we had 2 days of 30 degree weather! It was amazing but TRICKERY).
Last night I woke from a deep sleep to quite a shock – what felt like a full on assault to my face. Petey, jumped on my face cutting right under my eye >.< This morning I asked Jamie if my eye was swollen to which he said NO! I thought how strange because I feel like my vision is kind of blurry there but it’s normal? I wonder now if Jamie knows what I look like because my eye is SO swollen! So, today I’ll be taking it so very easy with facemasks and bags of frozen peas, pretending that my eye is better and the sun is shining >.<
The garden though! We were late getting our firewood this year (yes, it’s there… all 6 chords of logs now) so during the month of may when I’m usually splitting wood – I was gardening. I have a small patch this year of kale and spinach – already thinking of planting more because it’s really not a lot! This is doing really well in the cold. I also planted peas, carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, countless flowers and herbs as well as rutabaga. Everything seems to be fine but I am SO worried about the beans that I planted. Black Beans that I collected from my plants last year as well as an old Acadian variety called “Goose Gullet” Bush Beans – they notoriously do not like to be cold and wet while germinating. So… at this point, all I can do is wait and see and then possibly find a new source of black turtle beans (maybe I’ll just order some today from Hopeseed….)
Oh, I know it won’t be long before the weather changes. It feels like winter in a way here – Last night when I stepped outside, there was such a chill in the air and all you could smell was wood smoke from our chimney and our neighbours – not at all a June evening. Tonight, I will have to cover the tomato plants that I put outside with pots – I have dog hair and straw all around them and have already had to put pots over each individual plant to protect them from frost (we already have a frost advisory for tonight and actual “wet flurries” in the forecast for the day).
And so, I’m going to go put on some rubber boots with aloe smothered around my eye and see how those plants are doing (good thing I live in the country 🙂 ) Hoping my end of June Garden update is more upbeat and hopeful, green and exciting for you (I do think I need it for my soul). But I admit, this is the first June that i have seen “flurries” in the forecast 😛 Tomorrow does mark the upturn in the weather SO PRAISE BE!
Hope you’re experiencing a beautiful beginning to the most lovely of months <3<3<3 And may there be no snow in your summer forecast!
The family of raccoons have officially vacated the property! I went to check up on them the other day – and it was completely empty! We were told that they more than likely would move out. I felt actually blessed in a way that they decided our small backyard was a safe place to raise some wee ones.