Wet Southern New England or......
A watched thing never dries....
We ended up with a sunny reasonably dry day yesterday so I put more clay out in the driveway to start drying. I beat this batch into smoothness with the mixer that was originally meant for mixing joint compound and plaster smooth. Unfortunately, I forgot to cover or bring it in last night, with the result that when I heard the rain start at 5:30 AM I sat up in bed and ran outside to cover it. It has some rain pits but given time it will dry......she wrote hopefully.
Meanwhile I have been wedging the dried clay I have inside. This afternoon Proge is going to rough wedge another 50 to75 pounds. I finish it off in small amounts as I need it. What I really like to do it prep my clay and whatever else I will be using the next day before I finish at the end of the day.
Just as watched clay never seems to dry, watched tomatoes never seem to ripen. It feels like these guys have been green forever. I may end up gathering my recipes for green tomatoes.
The cucumbers, however are in heaven! This year I am growing them in pots on stands. The one behind the tomato is a pickling variety. I was going to get a picture of the cukes but the drizzle turned to rain.
We do have hostas and day lilies this year. Last year the deer ate both. The hostas in particular looked like they had been mowed! That was when Winter was still a fairly young pup and had not learned her job of keeping the deer out of the yard. She is still quite shy but does a dynamite job of keeping the deer away. We call her the little omega dog, as opposed to Breezy who was a total alpha female.
I'm still not ready to complain too much about the rain. I remember recent summers when water was at a premium, forest fire danger was ever present, and we recycled almost every bit of gray water into the garden. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunnier....toes crossed. Today is a studio day.
Later we are taking Winter to the vet for shots. She has been on antibiotics for a tick borne disease akin to Lyme. She has the Lyme prevention shots but this is one of the many Lyme-like diseases out in this part of the world. We've had quite a go-round keeping the pills down. Sour cream seems to do the trick. The meds make it difficult to digest her regular food. Cat kibble has worked; I mix it with chicken in broth. We also bought some grain free kibble yesterday that she seems to be able to eat. What we do for love!
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Enjoy the week end. As always, thanks for stopping by...........*s*