Feels like it's been a month since my last post and it's only been four days.
Happy to be vertical at 9 p.m....... but not for long!
We set a record for high temperatures this week and I bet by tomorrow we set a record for rain.
I walked around the garden this morning.... so much going on!
The cut leaf peony is blooming.
The flowers only last a day or two but they are beautiful.
The front gardens are coming along nicely with lettuce, peas, shallots,
onions, carrots and strawberries all above soil level. The lettuce is ready to harvest!
The back gardens are on too. More lettuce, bok choi, beets, carrots, kale, radishes, daikon, peas, chard, broccoli, garlic, 10#'s of seed potatoes, spinach, black berries and two new gooseberry bushes.
The currants already have berries forming.
The chives are ready to bloom......
Feverfew..... Tancetum Parthenium 'Aureum'
you don't see it in many gardens but you should, it's a lovely little self seeder that adds a real bright spot in dark areas of the garden.
Even in the rain the buds on the lilac are ready to bloom.
Functional pots have been creeping into my brain so it's time to test two new clay bodies.
Standard 211 and Standard 762.
762 is a white ^6 clay body that is supposed to be excellent for thermal shock. At ^6 it only has a shrinkage rate of 5%. Now wondering if any of my glazes will fit on this body. Stay tuned....
I needed a good dark brown stoneware at ^6 so am testing 211 ...... stay tuned on that one too.
I guess I'm watching the birds too much these days .....
they're showing up everywhere!
Fresh off the wheel!
Mother's Day was very nice this year. I think I slept through the day, unable to sit or stand very much. I must be part raccoon...... oh look bright shiny colors, I can walk!
XO! and safe journey back to Benin....... see you in a couple months!