Saturday, June 13, 2009

Where's a Kid When 'Ya Need One??

Today, we had our annual five cords of wood delivered. The next couple of weeks will find us schlepping this pile, one wheelbarrow at a time, to the area under the deck so it can season nicely until we begin using it in October. We still have a bit left over from last year and that will be used on the occasional cool summer nights to ward off the chill of the evening.

We stacked about 7 wheelbarrows full and then decided to quit and fix our lunch. I suspect it will take a considerable amount of time to get it all stacked.

In the meantime, it was a beautiful day and we dined on grilled steak, steamed mixed veggies and yellow rice.
After lunch, I meandered out in to the garden to see what was blooming.........

the Columbine is in full bloom.......

as are the Centauria.

Clematis "Firecracker" is popping.......

and the viburnum "Marisii" is blooming for the first time!

the tiny blooms of the Cranesbill fill the garden. They are quite prolific with their seeds!

And so ends another day in the life of Giddy's family!

Life is Good, but really busy!

Hugs, Giddy


Crafty Gardener said...

I remember those days of hauling wood, stacking wood, moving wood and more. Very tiring just thinking about it. Good luck getting your wood all under the deck.

Terra said...

That is a very impressive amount of firewood, and nice photos. I like your Clematis and Viburnum.

Giddy said...

Yes, it's a lot of work, but really good exercise!

Ali said...

I'm thinking instead of visiting the offspring in Florida, you should fly Brian and Jason to Maine for firewood duty, then cook 'em up a big lobster feed.

Love the garden, you columbine is fabulous, such a dark purple!

Kerri said...

Oh my, that's a LOTTA firewood!!! I'm amazed you still had the energy to cook such a delicious lunch after hauling all that wood. You've got your work cut out for you.
Aren't the June blooms a delight? Your pink clematis is truly beautiful, but then, all the blooms are. That viburnum is really pretty, and I adore the dainty columbine.

Giddy said...

Ali, that thought has definitely crossed our minds! We have friends who are lobstermen so we buy them right off the boat for very good prices.

Kerri, the majority of the color and blooms are usually here in July, so with all this rain, we should be in for some spectacular color.