Wake up. Roll out of bed. Make a cup of coffee. Read some news.
It rained last night. All is wet. The weather forecast is for a slight chance or rain in the afternoon. Time to get going.
I open the barn and let it air out. We have had a lot of rain this week and the lower level gets damp.
There is always a bed to weed somewhere. I quickly filled a wheel barrow of weeds.
I fertilized the garden and staked the tomatoes. You have to check them every week as they are really growing now. I water the gardens.
I picked more snap peas. I should pick the last of the late-spring spinach. It hates the warm weather and just shuts down. I should collect the rest of the kale. We harvested the garlic and hung it to dry in the garage. Wow - what and aroma!
I work my compost as hard as I work my garden. I started with 3 cubic yards of leaves. With plenty of water and turning, I an down to 1.5 cubic yards of leaves. They are composting nicely.
I mowed my grass, trimmed a few branches, and dead-headed the peonies. I also took a few minutes to enjoy the summer flowers.
The tiger lilies . . .
. . . shasta daisies . . .
. . . and the new clematis flowers.
It goes from sunny to cloudy. Maybe it will rain.
There are always more chores. I need to cut the knotweed. There is always some trim paint to touch-up. I want to put a door hood up onto one of the doors to the barn. I hope to repaint the windows on the garage. I need to sweep the barn, weed the shade garden, nail a few loose boards. The gardens will be peaking soon, and we will be very busy with the picking, canning and freezing.
Enjoy your summer!