This week we have been busy attempting to prevent the bunnies from taking over. We installed temporary fencing and have put our little Jack Russell on guard dog duty. She isn’t really interested in much more than napping though.
We also discovered three additional cherry trees. Super exciting! We have begun harvesting and freezing them for later use. The red currents are almost ready and our little peach tree which I mentioned is loaded with fruit is still doing well.
We had a bit of a storm and lost a few big limbs. One was a heartbreaker. Something about the loss of a tree gets me every time. Imagining all the people before me who have sat under it, watched it in the wind and snow. I know we are lucky it was just a limb as some of our neighbors lost entire trees, but still it makes me sad.
Inside we are planning some quick projects. I say quick because I am envisioning them taking less than a day or two to complete. We are hoping to paint the brick surround of our wood stove and tackle the wood paneling up to the guest room. I say we but I think my husband might have other plans…lucky for me he does not like my painting skills so he might just have to get these done when I’m out for the day.
We are excited to start harvesting lettuce and Swiss chard in the garden. The radish were incredibly crisp and lovely.
On a somber note there have been so many accidents on our stretch of road and it is weighing heavy on my mind. I’m from Massachusetts. Home of the (supposedly) terrible drivers. I like to think of us as carefully aggressive. Here though- I have not really ever seen anything like it. You can’t imagine how difficult it is to cross traffic at a flashing light- or turn left when the drivers behind you don’t slow down at 55mph and instead lay on the horn and attempt to get around you. If you are local to Canandaigua watch yourself on 5 + 20. You have no idea how many accidents there have been this year alone. Yesterday’s was a hard one. It might actually provoke me to finally do something. See you next week.