Saturday, I went to the garden later than I had hoped. I’ve been exhausted from work and wound up when I get home, so unless I go running or do something physical, I remain wound up and go to bed later than I should. On Saturday, I don’t have to get up, so I don’t and I didn’t.
I found the peas that were outside the enclosure I built for the beans had all been attacked by voles, which was unfortunate for the developing pods. I did salvage some peas, but mostly they were from the enclosure.
My garlic are still sprouting scapes, which I did not cut, but will go back tomorrow to get. I did harvest some garlic just to see the state of the bulbs and was pleased with what I found. In thinning the carrots, I wondered what variety I had planted, as they are almost round. Very tasty, too.
When I got home from the garden, I had mail! And it included a package from Alys of Gardening Nirvana. It was a package of twelve colored pens!!! And lest I be confused about their purpose, she included a selection of post cards ready to be colored. She even gave me stamps!
Being who I am, I sat down immediately to coloring, which is marvelous therapy for those set upon by, well, any number of things, I suppose. I colored in two post cards last night and this morning. I have no idea how Alys knew my coloring proclivities, but what a treat these pens and cards are!
I am looking forward to a warm summer week, a little fresh produce, and a little more reading here and there. I hope your week is a good one!