Thanks again for all your support during this little blip on my life’s radar. Your comments are so uplifting and mean a lot.
I had my biopsy surgery yesterday and everything went without incident. Apart from a little pain and discomfort, I am doing really well. I cannot do any physical work for 10 days until the stitches heal so now I just watch my gardens grow rather than work in them and I’ve also been doing a lot of reading. I next meet with my doctor/surgeon on Monday, June 20th for the results and whatever cards I’m dealt, I feel very positive and upbeat.
Remember this…the flower bed that Mr. Painted Quilt started about three weeks ago?
As the song goes, he never promised me a rose garden but he gave me one and here it is today. We planted the fifth rose bush on Tuesday, the day before my surgery. It’s not quite finished but it’s progressing beautifully.
We incorporated the existing white lilac bush as a backdrop to the rose garden and we also added a red Japanese maple in the left foreground. Eventually I would like to add a few more varieties of roses but will wait until next spring to see how these over-winter.
Our first rose…pretty, huh?
This is my take on an old fashioned ‘kitchen garden’ right outside our back door…just as they did in days of yore. Because of the abundance of deer in our area, I didn’t want to plant this garden too far away from the house as they would just help themselves. We’ve been lucky so far.
I started with 3 rhubarb and 6 raspberry plants…
And here it is today. I added onions, 3 varieties of lettuce and 4 hot pepper plants for Mr. PQ. On the patio in the background is a cherry tomato plant on the left and an ever-bearing strawberry plant on the right.
Next year we hope to make a large fenced in vegetable garden and keep the little one outside our back door for rhubarb and herbs.
This morning we went to the local nursery and purchased some annuals to add to our antique wheel barrow.
And what is this you might ask? Not more construction!
Yes, more construction…but at least it outdoors and there’s no dust and mess to clean up in the house.
We’re having our roof re-shingled. We knew that the shingles had to be replaced when we purchased the house and now that the rain has finally let up, the work started yesterday while we were away. The shingles we selected resemble cedar shakes and I love the look. We were told that it’ll take about a week to complete the job.
And this is Mac’s best friend…our resident squirrel who shares the seed in our feeders with our fine feathered friends. *wink* One of the feeders is suspended from a branch in this maple tree and he helps himself at will. I’m such a softie when it comes to animals.
Since I can’t do any work in the gardens, I’m hoping to get started on my new quilt design in the next couple of days. It seems like such a long time since I’ve actually sat and pieced at my machine and I’m really looking forward to it.
Thanks again for your support, my friends.