It has been a busy week with lots of little projects. We decided to start a small orchard to go with the garden. The trees had a bit of a rough ride home (45 miles) hanging out the back of the truck, but they made it OK. We got three apples, two cherries and a plum to start with.
The garden is still doing well, in spite of having no fence up yet to keep the deer out. We still have the fencing laying down around the plants. The lettuce and broccoli – two things we’ve never had much luck growing in the California heat – are doing well.
We also built a frame inside the covered area of the shop for wood storage so it will be out of the weather. It will be a lot nicer not to have to wade through the snow to get dry wood this winter! Now we need to split and stack that huge pile of logs waiting for us.
All the hillsides and meadows are really greening up after the warmer weather and rain. We had another inch and a half this week.
We saw the first of the lupine just starting to bloom yesterday. They grow wild all over our property.