A potpourri of recent activities. The rhubarb continues to bloom. This is for all of you who prefer your rhubarb in nice red stalks, just so you know what a blooming plant looks like.
Also, they came and finished the installation of the stove hood. There was a lot of grinding and a strong smell of ozone in the kitchen when they finished, but it does the job. I might not have used white silicone caulk, but it´s done. Now I really want a steel plate to cover the hole in the wall where the stovepipe goes to the chimney.
And since there was a sudden break in the weather, and we´re now getting 24C/80F and sunshine, the mud has turned to cement. The pasture grass came back while the rain was falling, so I´ve gotten some black plastic and weed fabric spread to try some occultation weed control until I can get to making the remaining many, many raised beds.
In the meantime, I got a start on planting the roses that were languishing in their pots. Th fence posts are in, but I haven´t found a local source for plastic rolled fencing to keep Breo out of the garden and provide a little wind break.
Speaking of Breo, it is such a joy to see him galloping around like his old self. We´re still pondering finding him a little sister to play with, since he thinks I go outside just to throw him the ball all morning.
And lastly, as I was giving him some well-deserved tummy scratches, he swiped me with a paw and managed to scratch my eye. I guess my reflexes aren´t what they used to be. So I´ve spent the last few days recovering in piratical fashion with eye patches, and applications of antibiotic ointments and eye drops. The good news is I got a tetanus booster in the process so I can fling manure and compost around with even more abandon.