360: CoastingPosted: September 18, 2011 | |
The closer I get to the end of this commitment, the less I am in the mood to work on a blog post. I feel as though I’ve already put in most of the hard work, and now I just want to coast on in to the finish line.
There is no reason not to coast, I suppose. As long as I post, I am meeting my commitment. Right? Right.
M and I had a good time in Akron yesterday evening. After a full day of working outside, we were both fairly exhausted so we didn’t stay too late. We went to the Greek Festival first. It was quite crowded so we got our food to go, and then went to our favorite pub where you are welcome to BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) to have with one of their beverages.
Following dinner and drinks, we went over to the Irish Festival at Lock 3 where a group of young women called The Maidens IV were playing. If you wish, you can view their promotional video and listen to a little of their music here. We left shortly after they finished, but not before seeing some of the “Rock Your Kilt” contest. The photos I took of that, unfortunately, did not come out well at all.
We are experiencing another gorgeous day here in the Bogs. I spent a few hours out in the garden, and took a little stroll around the property.
The garden is going to require a lot more work. I have been cleaning up the asparagus bed which is, as usual, overrun with weeds. Pretty weeds, but weeds nonetheless. As I get a section completed, I have been putting down straw. I am hoping the straw will serve several purposes. Keep down the weed growth. Naturally fertilize the soil. Hold in moisture. And protect the asparagus crowns from some of the cold by adding a little insulation. I don’t think the crowns need it for that last purpose. They have survived four winters already.
At the rate I’m going, it will probably take me about a month to finish in the asparagus bed. For that reason, I’ve been spending a little time during each garden outing on the raised bed we put in this year. That doesn’t require too much work. I pulled out the chard and the cucumbers. I’ll leave the peppers for a couple more weeks as they should be okay until the first frost.
There is so much going on outside now. Lots of color, especially yellow and purple, is filling in the meadows.
It looks like a painting out there.
You can find a lot of wildlife too, if you look carefully. I haven’t found a woolly bear yet. (That link takes you to my last post regarding the wooly bear which includes links to posts from previous years with photos of the wooly bears.)
Most of the large dragonflies are gone. I was reading that adult dragonflies die of old age as winter approaches. Some are still out there trying to ensure next year’s dragonflies and damselflies.
I find more and more praying mantises every time I step out to the meadows. They have not been shy about revealing themselves to me this year.
I have a busy week ahead. We have A Fun Event coming up on Saturday. In addition, I have an announcement to make about my next commitment. I’m pretty excited about both.
So stayed tuned. 🙂