This is where I spent part of my day yesterday. It's our son and daughter-in-laws lovely raised bed veggie garden. There are nine of these beds as well as a flat area where I planted zucchini, crookneck squash and watermelons. And my daughter-in-law, put in some asparagus this spring. It's all deer proofed as is their main fruit orchard.
It always amazes me how a day can just get away from you - computer problems, dealing with deliveries etc on top of the other things like cleaning the fridge, cooking, eating, email, garden care and all the other little things that eat up more time and energy.
Yesterday our new exhaust hood arrived so I had to move things in the garage to make way for it. Since all the container plants had to be moved because of the delivery of the first raised bed, I now have to hand water them every day because all the emitters don't fit anymore in their new position.
A week or two ago I found that a lot of my soda/salt recipes that some one had posted on Wikiclay a while back were incomplete- missing oxide additions, etc. So the only clay related work I did yesterday was to retrieve all my glaze notebooks and correct those recipes.
It was also a day to drive to our sons place and tend his raised bed garden, harvest the veggies, plant more lettuce and arugula seeds, pull a few weeds, check the orchard, then stop for some groceries and a birthday card for one of our grandsons, followed by a stop at friends to drop off some veggies, then home to put away groceries and start on dinner. At my age, once dinner and dishes are done, I'm ready to call it a day other than dealing with paperwork, email, sketching and just leaning back and watching something on Netflix.
Since we had to dig up a bunch of perennials in the area where we're placing the two new, big raised beds, I need to spend some time right after breakfast to find some places to plant some of them before it gets too hot.
Then I need to get in some kitchen time and make something with these apples I harvested yesterday. The trees weren't sprayed, so the apples are not in shape to store, so I'm thinking that apple tartin would be a good choice. Dinner is going to be simple and quick - broiled chicken breasts, corn on the cob and potato salad which is already made.
It's 6:30am, I've had my first cup of tea and it's too cool and dark outside for garden work, so I'm heading to the studio to continue mixing and sieving those C 04-03 glaze tests and dipping the test tiles before I have to think about breakfast.