Happy May Day.
Good things happen in the garden and life in May.
The strawberries are blooming! I should have some late May or early June berries to eat from my strawberry patch, which I planted last year.
I won a book! The ladies of Garden Rant had a little contest about garden obsession and competitive gardening and I won a copy of Otherwise Normal People: Inside the Thorny World of Competitive Rose Gardening by Aurelia Scott after they saw my post on the Ritual of the First Tomato or maybe it is because I have more hoes than anyone else I know. They also thought a few therapy sessions might be a good idea. I think getting a new garden related book and spending some time out in the garden will be all the therapy I need.
I got the grass cut before the storms rolled in! The skies are overcast and they are predicting 'strong storms' so I rushed home from work and cut the lawn before it got bad. It still isn't raining, so I also had time to pick some more lettuce and take some pictures. Did you know it is the 8th time I've cut the grass this year and the 4th year in a row that I cut the grass on the 1st of May? And that in 2005, we had frost on this date? How's that for useful information from my garden journal?
I am on vacation next week to garden! I've started checking the 10 day weather forecast to see how the weather is going to turn out. If you have any control over my weather, please make it in the low 70's and sunny during the day next week, with maybe a few puffy clouds in the sky. It can rain gently at night, but only between 11:00 PM and 3:00 AM. That would make me very happy.
And the rabbits haven't eaten my peas (so far)! Maybe it is because of my new kitty cat friend?
Jake first came to visit me the weekend before last. He just showed up in my backyard with his all white fur and steely blue eyes. I was outside playing with him while talking to my mom on the phone and she said if he was hungry I had to feed him and think about keeping him. I could hear my sister in the background asking if she needed to bring over some cat food! I assured them both that this cat was just visting, he was too well groomed and too fat to be a stray.
And I was right. He belongs to the neighbor two doors down. So he is the best kind of cat for me, a visitor, and a hunter, eagerly stalking down his prey, which is hopefully rabbits. As long as he does that, he can come over and stay as long as he wants, even if his owners want him sent home right away.
Jake, Jake, come over today,
Chase those darn rabbits far, far away.
Good things do happen in May.
Happy May Day from May Dreams Gardens!