I have been using cardboard and rotted leftover 800 pound bales of hay to mulch my veggie and cutting garden the past few years. It works great. I don't even weed before I mulch - just plop down the cardboard and pile the hay on top. Collecting enough cardboard is the toughest thing but I know where the local appliance store's dumpsters are! This year I went through 3 enormous bales. I'm lucky we've got a tractor to move them and we always have some bales left that aren't good enough for the sheep to eat.
As I walked around, Charlie my faithful feline followed close behind. All over the yard, all of the animals were busy. The lambs were grazing, chickens pecking away, guineas making their funny noise, and cats busy hunting. I know this place is busy but watching it that morning made me realize how really busy everything is here.
The light was so incredibly beautiful. The holly hocks are setting their buds, preparing for their show.
I've been watching this strange plant which I assume is one of my old allium bulbs which has mutated. It has the oddest blooms on it.
And that morning they were all wrapped in spider's web.
Another busy creature!
Suddenly the sun appeared and the fog began to lift away. Charlie settled in on the rock wall to take a nap.
I went inside to rouse Julia and we headed off into the busy hot day. Nice to have some photos to remember the stillness of the fog and the busyness of all the creatures' busy lives.
The Chihuly Exhibit at the MFA in Boston will be closing August 7th. It is certainly worth a special trip if you are planning any summer escapades. Here's the link for further info.The glass flowers below almost mirror the spiderweb in the photos above, don't they?