As the Hummingbirds Bicker


As I sit here it seems like I am in a hostile zone. The hummingbirds are chasing each other around the garden, complaining I was in the garden, and it sounds like I am in the middle of a swarm of bees.

Being Memorial Day weekend, this weekend has been busy planting most of the seedlings that have been growing at my house. Most of the tomatoes, peppers, and tomatillos have been planted. The cucumbers, gourds, squash, and pumpkins are poised to climb the nearest tree or trellis. Some of the herbs have been cut, washed, and are hanging up to dry. The radishes are almost done, ready to be replaced by a second round of beets. The kale and rhubarb just keep giving, and the first batch of smoked trout this summer is almost done.

Compared to last year, when it was usually hot and dry, this weekend is very pleasant. There is a slight cloud cover to give the plants time to adjust and settle into their new home. I just hope the nights warm a bit to allow fruit to set.

Happy Memorial Day weekend.


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