What happened on Saturday? We picked the first strawberry of the season! mind now, this was the only one. The plant it came from grew from a runner set last year, that somehow survived in the crack of the walk. Sigh. The beautiful plants we nurtured in their foam pots over the winter aren't even close to red berries. But the plant ignored and left to fend for itself, well, it overcame great obstacles to bear a lovely, sweet berry ahead of the pampered horde. I'm sure there's a lesson in here somewhere, but I'm too darn tired to figure it out.
What happened on Memorial Day? We went out to the garden to check the that the soaker hose was doing it's job and soak the tomato seedlings we had set out and lo and behold - look what we found, happily munching away on our imported from California, heirloom leaves! They're tortoise beetles and we found two more this morning. These guys are seriously ugly and they open their wings to flip themselves over. Blech! There were also a host of little tiny black bugs that looked like the poop of the tortoise beetles but flew away as soon as we tried to pick them off. They're so little I can't even see them well enough to try and identify them. But they seem to be big enough to eat just fine.
What happened today? The A/C wasn't working which made for VERY unhappy seniors. Anthony finally managed to fix it by replacing the thermostat with a different model. The technician he called said "Of, that model, yeah, we have trouble with that one all the time". So, I have to ask the rhetorical question... why in the %$#@ are they still selling it???
What's going to happen tomorrow? The grand plan is to work on Jungle Love. I foud a really cool book, Kokoro no Te, by Kumiko Sudo. It has patterns for some lovely little folded buds in it that I think I'll add to Jungle. With just a touch of luck, I'll have the time to cut and sew a few circles. And that will be grand.