The robins fledged a few days ago. We see at least one of them in the yard.
The milkweed is blooming, which seems to please the bees and at least one hummingbird, but no monarchs. Maybe still too early.
The larkspur is in bloom and daylilies are starting. Squash, tomatoes, kale, lettuce and cukes are holding their own.
I’m hoping that the slug infestation is under control with Sluggo.
Friday we picked up Geri and Free for a visit here. Saturday I got together with Cindy and Cathy for lunch at Clarke’s. Yesterday we had a nice long visit with Emma at her house: had wine and snacks, toured her gardens, admired her chickens, newly sheered sheep and new roof and walked around the bog.
Ron has been busy remounting the shower curtain rod. Good thing the outdoor one is working! I did the transfer station run this morning. Eye exam this afternoon, results were normal for an old person.
In spite of waking up ungodly early and a poor night’s sleep, I kept a dental cleaning appointment yesterday and glad I did, got a good review from the doc.
Found a pile of greens in the downstairs frig that turned out to be a bunch of beets and garlic scapes. Made a very respectable dish that we both enjoyed, using the carmelized onions from the prior evening.
After the news, we had a fine walk from the Community Park to Mashpee Pond and Attaquin Beach. Ron enjoyed seeing the cranes.
I’m still fighting the slug wars, especially in the corner garden.
Ron is off to an appointment this morning to check his eye pressure. I transferred funds to the Coop for July HELOC.
The baby robins are clearly visible. Can see them from the living room window. Hope they haven’t been abandoned.
Cormier’s had a no-show yesterday so they were able to diagnose the power steering problem. Ron was right, it was a bad belt.
I’m not happy that this wasn’t spotted by the two garages that have been working on the truck for the past couple of weeks.
Last evening after the News Hour, we enjoyed a nice walk through a couple of neighborhoods off Old Barnstable. From time to time, we see cool vehicles on our walks, and yesterday, it was an antique Chevy truck!
The Misfits box arrived, a mess but salvageable.
I made a quiche from Misfits Swiss chard and mushrooms, onions, Swiss and cheddar cheese. Strawberries from James’ patch for dessert.
I vacuumed, dusted and cleaned behind and under the frig yesterday and emptied the water reservoir.
Booked an eye exam and am hopeful that we’ll see our electrician and plumbers today to help with summer house tasks.
Stuck on this damned plateau, afraid to spend money on going out, truck’s power steering is not working and both vehicles are due for inspection this month but the stations are booked solid because the Mass registry overseers are fools and morons.