Thursday, June 16, 2011
The mountain laurel is spectacular this year. It fills the woods here and comes right up to the edge of the forest to the flower gardens we planted. But unfortunately so do the bears. This mother with her two yearling cubs saunters up the road next to the fields and our animals on a regular basis.
I knitted a few more squares for the Blankets for Birmingham project, but have been kept pretty busy with the gardens. We have had lots of rain this year which makes everything unusually florific on our sandy glacial till soil. The Milford Rose is a cascade of potent fragrance under the kousa dogwood.
The four ewes have plenty of grass. If you look closely, there is an ear sticking up that belongs to the fourth ewe. The garden has been a challenge to keep weeded. Little more tan half the potatoes came up this year, but the ones that did look great. I planted sugar snap beans around tomato cages this year and they seem pretty happy. The spinach didn't do well and already bolted, but the lettuce is nice.