It’s been awhile! Bill and I are still sheltering in place following King County’s guidelines for COVID-19. I have not set any dates for opening the gardens or rescheduled the classes. We have complete descriptions of our classes and the instructors bios and you will be the first to know when we have set the dates for the classes!
Lots of new seeds and plants
I’ve received three different deliveries from Territorial Seeds and the Zinnia State Fair plants arrived from Cascade Cuts. Yeah! I also ordered some other annuals.
Most of the plants are being used in the Annual Zinnia bed or in large pots around the property. I will be ordering a few more plants from T and L Nursery. Hopefully they will have some plants left to buy! I hear that most of the nurseries around here are very busy. I am pleased that in this time of the Covid 19 pandemic people are working in their gardens.
Planting has started! First peas (last month), then raspberries, some seeds and the onions. Soon it will be time to plant the Zinnias. Lots of work in the garden coming up.
An Exciting Day!
We have a robin sitting on her nest above a head sculpture on wall of the house. A raven, who Bill had been watching, was sitting on the blue sculpture near by and closely watching the Momma Robin. All of a sudden the raven swooped up to the nest and scared the robin away. Did the raven get anything? Bill saw the raven fly away from the nest with something in his mouth! Mr. and Ms. Robin called to each other, sitting below the nest on the grass, and then flew back and forth between the trees nearby and the nest several times. But, alas, after about an hour they both left.
Later that same day I looked out the bedroom window towards the day lily bed and Milk Barn and sighted a Bobcat (Lynx rufus)! She was playing with and then catching a small bird. She was beautiful with her fur glissening in the sun, black stripes and spots and a short tail with a black tip. She sauntered off towards the old farm house and 165th Street. I was too excited to capture the sighting on camera. This is the third sighting of the Lynx rufus since June 3, 2012.
63 year old cedar stump
I mentioned last time about cutting down several big trees on the farm property. In the deep snowstorm last year in February 2019, one of these Cedar trees fell and just missed the Western edge of the milk barn and landed across the front of the milk barn, blocked passage between Barns and the top of tree ended up on westside of Large Barn with green roof. We did have some sections cut so Bob and Tim (friends) could make some furniture. I counted 63 rings on one of them! Sixty three years ago was about the time my Dad planted the trees when he first purchased the Farm property.
Next time I’ll be sharing photos of refining walks and planting the veggie garden!