morning so that I could stay home, exercise, practice some proper yoga and clean house. However, despite all of the predictions of a rainy Saturday, the rain had moved far east by the time I woke up. So, it was back to the SACG I went. Having received 1.5 inches of rain the prior evening, I decided to initially focus on things which did not require digging. It was muddy and chilly, so I wore jeans, a rain jacket and my wellies. I reinforced the fence and put more books in our free little library. Then, I liberated our tomato cages from beside the shed and caged the tomatoes in the new food pantry plots and reinforced them with stakes. I even found a cage for cucumbers.
neighbor plot) which were overtaking my potatoes and onions and threatening to re-root deeper into my plot. I thinned out my kale and swiss chard seedlings and transplanted them to the western food pantry plot and put in a few more tomato seedlings (before donating the my remaining tomato seedlings to the Kimball Farms Community Garden next door). I liberated a sun flower from the compost bin (where the YS had placed it after inadvertently picking it despite my admonitions) and replanted it back in its spot. Who knows if it will survive the shock. I also pulled a few weeds before spending the next hour picking berries. Neal stopped by to switch out a tomato cage in his plot and I pointed out that he had numerous ripe cucumbers, which he promptly picked. He mentioned that he had been picking berries in the southeast corner before realizing that our bee balm flowers were infested with bees. I assured him that he need not worry. In my experience, bees are so intoxicated with bee balm that they rarely move from a flower for anything, let alone a hulking presence a foot away. I’ve always been able to take close-up pictures of bees in bee balms because they could not care less about me or my camera when they are feeding there.
|England has its Forest of Dean and the SACG has our Forest of Dill|