You may recall (or not, it's been awhile) that a month or so ago Tom and I got all creative with cement and burdock leaves and created garden stepping stones.
The started out life all mushy and ended up like this:
You know how summer happens with the greatest of intentions and then stuff (like business travel) happen and it takes some time for the culmination of a vision. Yesterday the stones found their home!
Here they are in the wheelbarrow waiting for Tom to dig them into the ground.
We lay them down and then moved them around and around until we were both happy with the placement and Tom took up shovel and started to dig them in. Yeah, uh....maybe not. We have been without rain for so long that the ground was like digging into brick, so he set the sprinkler and we let the water do its work for a bit. (It is pouring rain at this very moment and I am so grateful.) He came back later and the going was much easier.
When I was taking the above picture I turned around to see this:
One of the bunny family that live in the spiral. He was no more than six feet away just watching me. I love the bunnies!
There they are all happy in their new home. These were super easy to make and we are pretty gung-ho to make more. Next year we plan to plant rhubarb just to get bigger leaves. The spiral is amazing with Queen Anne's Lace this year. It's taller than I am in places!
As I was walking back toward the house listening to the rumbling of thunder I took a quick picture of the veg garden, or as we like to call it, the jungle.
There is so much going on in there that it's hard to tell what's what, but it is a happy place and I do my best to overlook the weedage. This part of the summer is a good lesson in finding the happy wherever it might be, even if that is in the middle of a weed patch.
And just as quickly as it began the rain has stopped. Mother Nature, you are a fickle b*tch female, but I love you.