|actual shot of the sky 2 May 2011|
Perhaps today was a bit more glorious than others as it was the last day of an extra long weekend.
The day started with a handsome pheasant by the bird table.
|Male pheasant 2nd May|
Please note that just the day before, The Man of the Place endeared himself to me yet again by scraping and painting the bird table. He also made a new roof for the bird table as the old one was deemed to be rotten.
Over in the vegetable patch there is more honour to be piled upon The Man of the Place. Earlier, using this machine:
|I love this machine!|
|makes my back ache just lookin at it|
|dug over and ready for planting|
|plants and vegetables living in harmony|
|greenhouse in production|
|wind and glass don't mix|
Remember a few months ago when winter storms caused the door of the little greenhouse to fall and shatter? Well because there was no door, the chickens (disasters in the garden - really) got in and had a dust bath in what was left of the grow-bags I had in there. The chickens flung compost all over the place.
|newly glazed greenhouse door|
|Count the tadpole competition|
Now then . . . over in the pond there are thousands of wiggly tadpoles. On days like today, I can waste an awful lot of time on a particularly comfortable rock on the edge of the pond, watching the tadpoles. Watching tadpoles is a very important gardening task and it should not be overlooked.
|Discovery apple tree in bloom|
The apple trees are in bloom.
|apple - Discovery - in bloom|
Close up shot. If the frost stays away, I should have a couple of apples in the autumn.
After a full day of tidying greenhouses, raking and digging, a bit of planting, watching tadpoles and admiring things . . . I am quite ready for a long soak in the tub.