Beau August 12th, 2008
There are few things like coming home. The familiar, the comfortable, all the sights and sounds and… the work to do! We’ve been blessed with cool weather this summer, and for being almost mid-August it’s amazing to see the grass and landscape so green. In years past the grass would be brown and not require cutting by now. But it’s beautiful in the early morning, especially with the air so cool and refreshing.
I walked down to the pond and enjoyed watching the wisps of fog move gently across the warmer water. What is it about mornings that I love so much? The quiet awakening of the day? The promise of things to come? I really don’t know, but its always been my favorite time of day.
Our little apple orchard seems to be doing well, meaning that the trees have received enough water and the deer haven’t chewed them to pieces this summer. That may change quickly in the fall, but for now I’m spraying deer repellant around the leaves and base of the trees to discourage the deer from browsing. The next plan is to wrap the trunks and install some fencing to protect the little trees. We even have a few apples developing still, the first for a small apple tree planted two years ago. I’m not sure who will get to eat this apple first, us or the deer… but it looks pretty good!
For now it’s time to catch up on chores (and writing and reading too). It was interesting to be without internet access for much of our trip the past two weeks. Sure I missed the convenience and instant information available, yet it brought back awareness of simpler times and was kind of nice to just “be” if that makes any sense. More to ponder, but while I do the garden is still producing a bunch of tomatoes and cucumbers, and even a few beans. It’s about time to put up some pickles again too!