The garden was a holy mess after the hail storm and all the rain. I could not stand it any longer and went out this morning to tackle it, while Dan took Cody out for a ride and some grazing.
All the cucumbers are gone, as are the non-producing tomatoes and all the flowers. I left the cantaloupes because they still have ripening fruit; the winter squash is a bit iffy with mildew, but I left them too. Planted a couple more tomatoes, another zucchini and cucumber, and a new row of lettuce. One never knows with the weather out here; after all, we generally do not get frost until January.
As Dan was cleaning Bueno's stall he found these 2 Gambel's quail chicks in the water bucket. Thankfully the water was low enough so they did not drown. One of them ran off home, peeping all the way, the other needed a bit of time to recover, but finally set out for home too.
After living in the Pacific Northwest for 30+ years, Dan and I left our high-tech jobs to build our dream house in the country in a climate that is more conducive to an outdoor lifestyle. So here we are in SE Arizona, living the dream that was in the planning for 25 years.
I am writing this blog to keep track of time and our activities, in short to ensure we live with intention as this is the time of our lives.
"If you talk to the animals
They will talk to you
And you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them,
You will not know them.
And what you do not know
You will fear.
What one fears one destroys."
~Chief Dan George~