Wednesday, May 30, 2012
End of May Update
School's out today. Tonight is the first Blues on the Green at Zilker Park, and the Capital Area Master Naturalists meet at the Nature and Science Center for our annual pizza party and board elections...Greg and I have been asked to run for Vice Presidents...we're excited and honored!
So, my tomatoes have been a disappointment this year due to one of my soil experiments...oh well, lesson learned. Still, I have lots of onions and enough tomatoes that I've been eating them a few times a week...just not daily, like last summer and the upshot is that I tossed out basil seeds randomly, so I have more basil than ever before; I'll have to get busy making pesto soon.
Lunches have been fabulous...I've added avocado and cottage cheese to the standard, tomato, basil, mozzarella, onion, Balsamic vinaigrette dish...more creamy and delicious than ever!
Here's a snap shot from the picture window, facing North. A volunteer rudbeckia, Peruvian lily, datura, peaches, Mexican tarragon, rosemary, lemon grass, red yucca...what's missing? Hummingbirds.
Our very first apple blossom on the new Fugi!
Greg's been perfecting his brisket and it's kept the mosquitoes at bay! Yay!
The pomegranate, persimmon, peach and fig trees are loaded!
The last shot...my favorite floppy flower...echinacea...cone flower...pink and orange goofy love! I've split and planted her all over, along with butterfly weed and they are going crazy!!!
It's been a great gardening month full of movement and surprises. We have moved the compost, the chicken coop, the tables and umbrellas and are re-thinking our space. Yesterday we locked in on a loan to start remodeling and adding on. We are up in the air about leaving or staying but the time to re-finance is when the interest rates are lower than they've been in 70 years...now. We've got 2 months before closing and we'd like to find a green builder, and have it finished by next summer...things never happen as fast as you think or want them too, so the wait is on. In the meanwhile...Life is good, and I hope you're out enjoying this wonderful spring!