Mrs ERJ replied with, "Why yes, oh wise and handsome man of my life! Great idea." Note to readers: A small amount of poetic license was employed.
To which I responded, "There is too much dew on the grass. I will have to wait a few hours. I think I will go out and take a few pictures."
Mrs ERJ said, "OK."
|Pictures of some grafts pushing. This is Enterprise apple. Walking around and looking at grafts is a bit like unwrapping Christmas presents. You just don't know what you will see.|
|Another quince with the milk jug pulled.|
|A pear graft that is being stupid. I don't get 100% takes. Sometimes I take shortcuts and get caught. I did not use parafilm on this graft.|
|Here is a branch that I budded in August of last year. It is pushing.|
"Sure" I responded.
|Our neighbors have some very large mushrooms growing in their yard.|
|A Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) We don't have a lot of it around here but what we do have really stands out, especially against a back drop of spruce or pine. 420 Growing Degree Days (B42). The next few days will be cool and dry. The GDD will not add up very quickly.|
This video is for Belladonna so she can see her dog who is perfect in every way. He loves water.
After getting home I saw a box that had magically shown up in our garage. Hmmm! Plants.
"Mrs ERJ," I said, "I think I need to get those plants in the ground. Are you OK with my putting off the mowing for about an hour?"
Mrs ERJ said, "Yeah. It is probably a good idea to get those trees into the ground before they die."
|This is a "Before" shot|
|This is an "After" shot. Five filbert bushes were plugged into the space that was freed up.|
|This row of bushes is being flipped over. Formerly, the species were raspberries, pawpaws, rugosa rose and Rose of Sharon. There are 11 filbert bushes now.|
I went to Mrs ERJ and asked if she could find our bottle of "Ye Olde Kentucky's Finest Bourbon". She said, "Yes I can."
|I collected some shoots of mint. I picked three. Fresh greens are notable for vitamins.|
Mrs ERJ said, "You look like you have been in the sun and working hard. I think a nap would do you good. Sure, take a nap."
So I did.
Upon waking up, I started picking up sticks so I could mow. Mrs ERJ was right there at my side matching me step-for-step.
The smaller stuff went on the burn pile. The bigger stuff went into the barn to dry for firewood.
We knocked off at 8:00 in the evening.
I looked around, realizing that I had not even started the mower.
"You know, Mrs ERJ," I said "it would sure save a lot of work if we had sheep to mow our lawn. Or maybe we could bring over the Captain's cattle."
That is the first time I heard her say "No." today. I was just checking to see if she was listening.