Happy Memorial Day!

Yes, it is a happy day because we are remembering all of those men and women who died fighting for our freedoms and we honor them with our joy in that freedom! Thank you to all who have given their lives that we might be free and for their families who supported them.

It is sunny here today and not too hot! I suspect it may get to 80° but there is a slight breeze, and between the breeze and the fans, we are comfortable. Later when the sun isn’t threatening to give me a sunburn–I burn so easily–I hope to go out and pull a few weeds in the front flowerbeds. The desperately need attention. There are more roses on the rose bushes that are blooming as June draws near, but the recent rains also encouraged the weeds to grow rapidly. Hopefully it will be easier to pull the weeds since we did get rain, but if I don’t tackle them soon, I will have to water, then weed.

The chicks are growing, though they still look scraggly. That will be their look until all of their feathers are in–so no “beauty” shots. However, they are just chicks and not overly concerned with “beauty”, but more interested in food and running when the door is opened in the roof of their box. DH installed a nice long roost on one side for them, but so far we haven’t been able to catch them to put them on it or catch them on it.

Should we hide under each other or not?

Should we hide under each other or not?

Yes, let's hide. Maybe this bit of sun will distract her!

Yes, let’s hide. Maybe this bit of sun will distract her!

They are eating well and drinking plenty in between flying and running around. I haven’t heard too many “cheaps” from them since they were brought home, but I’m sure that will change.

The garden is slowly putting up a few plants. Our nights are still in the upper 40s and lower 50s so everything is growing very slowly. I keep hoping that all of the sunshine in the last two days and today will draw the plants out. When checking this morning there were green beans in half of their rows, lettuce and spinach getting bigger, a few pea plants, 2-3 zucchini plants, potentially a yellow summer squash plant or two, and in areas throughout the garden there are plants that could be any kind of squash–zucchini, summer, or butternut–or pumpkins. I did find a few elephant garlic coming up from the cloves I planted. The onions that were planted are fighting to stay alive and I uncovered some of the larger tomato and pepper plants as their covers were starting to get in the way.

Tomato plants and unknown squash or pumpkin plants

Tomato plants and unknown squash or pumpkin plants

Pea plants

Pea plants

We have five very small Gravenstein apples on one tree and none on the other one. Both are growing well and I really don’t expect apples this year. To preserve these I will need to go purchase netting to cover this one so the birds don’t get these first. These are at most 1″ in diameter except for this one that might be 1 1/2″ in diameter. Lots of growing needed.

Very small Gravenstein apple

Very small Gravenstein apple

Most everything except weeds is late in coming up but we are hopeful that we will have a good garden. I will need to glean peaches and apples again this year, but that will be just fine. It doesn’t take that long and where we glean has the most wonderful fruit. For now we will enjoy the view and try to be patient in waiting for things to come up and produce.

And much as I don’t really want to, I must now go finish prepping the last Algebra 2 lesson for this week and prepare to fold the last load of laundry. DS has a friend coming over late this afternoon to work on a project for Investiture Thursday night and they may need the computer so I’m off to get all my stuff done so I will be out of their way.

Enjoy your time with family today and take a moment to remember those who made your freedom and time with family possible!


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I wear multiple hats: wife of 25+ years, mother to DD22 and DS17, daughter/daughter-in-law, crafter, home engineer and too many others to list.
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One Response to Happy Memorial Day!

  1. claire93 says:

    lots of patience needed waiting for chicks, plants and fruit to grow ^^
    but it looks as if everything is doing really well

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