There is no denying that May keeps me outside. The mountain of chips seems to be endless. I even like it as a landscaping element. I have used them to start some paths into the wooded areas as well as fill in the the garden walkways. I left another planting strip near the fence which has given me tons more room and a built in trellis. Grapes have been planted on the side that will not throw shade into the rest of the garden. Still insects and slugs and birds eat certain things, and I will not care. They have to eat too.
You can see there is no shortage of rain here. This the first time the lupine has bloomed. They come up wild here and there, but with the loosening of the soil with compost they look awfully happy. And the plant is just spectacular after a rain.
We are mostly closed up. Trim and gutters tomorrow. But skylights are a little late, made to order, so next week, next week they say, we will be done. We reduced the overhang and exposed the beams, less materials to rebuild. Less places for wasps nests. I decided to paint the ceiling white, myself, (they painted the parts I cannot get to without scaffolding) to save money, and to leave the old screening, good enough.
The cloth called Grow came off the wall for a grounding ceremony, indoors on this rainy day. I gave it a little spin. Needles threaded. Time to let it be a season's story. I guess I have re-emerged, ready to continue. I sent out a newsletter to those of you who are members of the Forever Zone. Yesterday. I outlined the beginning of a new format which centers around a monthly focus. I have posted an updated version here with some talking I needed to do.