Happy May! I love this month. It gets all warm (hopefully), flowers blooming, green trees and I am yet to get to super hot and cranks. Plus it's garden time!!!! Just a few more days and the 6 cubic yards of dirt are being dumped off at our house to fill up our raised beds and it's go time. All more poor seedlings are are the verge of not being good. They need to get into soil asap.
The past week has come and gone so fast. Rainy days or to cold temps have kept us from doing a lot of the outside work that we have been needing to do. (Can't paint in the rain) Fortunately there has been plenty of others things to do so we have been keeping pretty busy. Even with all the rain we have had, we did manage a good afternoon of firing up the big blow torch and shou sugi ban-ing. We finished making our raised beds, I carved a spoon (only cut myself twice) and got rid of the 5 extra cast iron radiators that have been in the back yard for a year. Also the back sun porch got a a floor to ceiling paint job and now we are waiting for it all to dry. Busy as always, but it's been good to see so much get done.
Sunday doings. The back porch should be dry by today so I am hoping that I can spend some of the day. setting it up with comfy seating and then take a afternoon nap back there. Anything else we are doing today is kind of a wait and see deal...It all depends on the weather.
What I read on the internet that might be of some interest to you.
-The birds are crazy around our house, chirping away all day, all night. It's pretty fantastic. I think I might be turning into a birder. This helps. Guide to North American Birds
- I hope this doesn't happen to me. Why Taste Buds Dull As We Age.
-Buildings and Stars Cut into Blackout Curtains..... These are so cool.
-Do you ever talk to yourself? I do. It's usually me reciting lists of things I need to do or swearing lots of swears to make me feel better. (swearing out load, even to yourself when you are made will make you feel better) The Perks of Talking to Yourself
-If you are awake at night. Spring Meteor Shower and 6 More Sky Events in May
-THIS IS HOW MAPLE SYRUP GETS MADE, AND WHAT THE NEW GRADING SYSTEM MEANS
-I like blue. Crayola Gives The People What They Want: A New Blue Crayon
-This alone makes me want to go back to Copenhagen. Friendly Giants Built From Recycled Wood Hidden in the Forests of Copenhagen
-I hope we spend some good time in the Vt State Parks this summer. Can't wait for camping!
Pictures from the week
Have a great day!