July 18, 2012
How great are these days
So we ride our bikes three days a week (currently for a total of 120 miles!) and luxuriate in smoothies, cool showers, and naps afterwards. Prepare a salad, some homemade bread, and a Klondike bar and the day is perfect.
On non-biking days I spend some time in the garden. The idea of planting half the number of beds was a good one as it gives us plenty of veggies and fruit for immediate consumption and does not seem so overwhelming in care taking. I have already added manure to the other, winter, half, and all it needs is tilling and raking before planting seeds in August.
June is over, and I am ever so glad for that (too hot, too dry), and with more moisture in the air the plants have gotten their second wind. Best of all, with the outside greening up the quail will not be as tempted to pick at the vegetation in the garden; yes, in spite of all those fortifications.
Some other non-biking days are spent with our animals and doing small projects around the ranch. Afterwards we sit on the porch with some grapes and a glass of water, and watch the wildlife. I cannot think how life could be better, frankly.