The garden this summer has been very productive. Happy with rain, sun and less sunflowers. Maybe we all need a some tending. Fewer weeds, less showy sunflowers to compete with, some water, some sun. We may need to take care of ourselves differently. I am great at taking care of others. Taking care of myself requires
August 2018 archive
Aug 22 2018
Late summer; magenta phlox, sunflowers, golden rod. Crickets, monach cattapillers and great blue herons. The less healthy trees are turning colors and there are leaves falling to the ground. Cut and split firewood is driving around in dump trucks and being stacked into piles that will warm homes thru the winter. The rhythmn of life.
For us, here at the Touring Center, we will start mowing fields and weed eating ski trails. Cutting the trees and branches off the trails. Ian will continue to grade and smooth the trails out, so less snow will be needed to ski on. We are still walking trails and picking up sticks. The end of summer is in the air.
- August 25th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
- August 27th, Monday, 9-10:15am slow flow
- August 27th, Monday, 5:30-6:30pm, slow flow
- August 28th, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
- August 29th, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
- August 29th, Wednesday,
Aug 15 2018
Well, it is that time of year. Sunflowers!!! We still have a lot! Although, Chuck was in charge of early weeding and prided himself on how many sunflowers he weeded out. I was a little disappointed, but I do have to admit, the carrots and beets are large and delicious. There are so many cucumbers and zucchini. Holy smokes, zucchini muffins, bread, cake and zucchini and tomatoes.
- August 13th, Monday, 9-10:15am slow flow
- August 13th, Monday, 5:30-6:30pm, slow flow
- August 14th, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
- August 15th, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
- August 15th, Wednesday, 9-10:15am, slow flow
- August 17th, Friday, 7:30-8:30am.
Aug 03 2018
These are yellow spotted salamanders and they live in the window well right by the door we use to go in and out of the house. They have always been there. When our kids were little there were always a few. Once 2 went to 3rd grade with Heather. They escaped their plastic ice cream container and were gone. Four months later the class erupted in laughter and Mrs. Stannard looked up to see them “racing” across the classroom floor. They were brought home that night and returned to the window well. Sometimes the little kids put toads and frogs into the window well also. The toads and frogs stay awhile, but these guys are always there. When we are in a dry spell they burrow down deep which is what they do in the winter too. But right now, with all the rain and warm temperatures and humidity. They are up on top of the ground, crawling around and even looking in the basement window. The picture above is the bunch of them, 14, after being lifted out by the 2 year old grandson.
- August 4th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
- August 6th, Monday, 9-10:15am slow flow
- August 6th, Monday, 5:30-6:45pm, slow flow
- August 7th, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
- August 8th, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
- August 8th,