This blog is hopefully going to prompt me to keep better records of the goings on in my garden and home.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Quarantined Again and Again
Thursday, September 24, 2020
With the news of upcoming heavy rain my first concern of the day was to clean all of the rain gutters, they are full of debris from our giant redwood. MeMe came out and joined me when I got to the second story gutters, she insisted on holding the ladder. Next door the “Crazy Cat Lady hissed a loud ,“What are you doing?” that caused me to grab the ladder and give a shudder of fear. MeMa talked to her while holding the ladder, I on the other hand finished the job and carefully got down to solid ground. The next thing I found out was “we” have volunteered to clean C.C.L.’s gutters as well......hisssss!
|Hibiscus bloom lasted two days.|
|The neighbor said she will come over and take care of the greenhouse which is one duty that won't survive uncared for.|
During surgery which will last four hours I will have to wait in the car, thank you Covid. Her Doctor will call my cell phone as soon as she is in recovery. Our eldest son Nathan will be with me keeping close watch on the mental state of this old gardener.
|Lucky for this old gardener the rain will take care of most of the watering.|
|The "Yuma Garden" will have been moved back into its winter quarters in the greenhouse.|
Monday, September 21, 2020
Rain At Last
My banana trees were a tangled mess so I started there, unfortunately almost all the beautiful green leaves had to be cut off leaving just the large stock. But after removing the mess I was surprised to find a flower for the second year in a row.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Until there are no fires burning our beautiful Oregon, no riots night after night, no Covid and no cancer. There is only our love.
Friday, September 11, 2020
This morning at 7:30 am the next morning we received a call from our daughter-in-law that they are out of power and the power company did not expect to get power back on until 5:00 pm. I told her to pack up and come spend the day here, where there was all the comforts available. I had just started cleaning up the debris from our giant Redwood when I heard all the commotion in the drive as granddaughters, granddogs and a couple very disheveled parents poured out of their truck and into Menagerie Manor.
|Grand-dog Jupiter was so excited to be back, ran around sniffing and showing their new dog Minnie, all things fun for dogs. |
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Pretending Life Is Normal
Friday, September 4, 2020
Bulk Shopping and Dredging
Up at 06:45 this morning, showered and dressed and sipping a cup of coffee when Roxy came bounding out of the bedroom ahead of MeMa all bright eyed and ready for her breakfast. The Costco near us has an early shopping hour for seniors and First Responders so at 8:30 this old gardener and his beautiful lady were greeted by the staff as we entered a bulk shoppers paradise. We head right over to the pharmacy were we find almost everything we need but at great savings. I picked up a huge potted chrysanthemum for MeMa's fall porch display. We were in the car and pulling out of the parking lot at 09:00 with not one item that would put us in that bulk shopper category.
Back at Menagerie Manor our eldest son called and said he was headed to the Manor to help dredge the pond of items that needed retrieving. I quickly hooked my sump pump up and drained about 1,200 gallons to make it easier for Nathan to retrieve. The first item was a cement paver that mysteriously appeared in the bottom of the pond last year perhaps even two years ago when I did some major deconstruction around the existing pond.