Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Continuing rapid changes.
The biggest change is we now have a housemate. I offered to use an alias for him, but he's fine with just being himself. Lucas is now going to be living with us, and he's going to be working at one of the local stone quarries. He's the gentleman that provided the tools and expertise on building the stone floor in the kitchen, and in addition to being handy, he's indicated he'd like to help out around the property. With that, we'll see what becomes possible with more help around the property on a regular basis!
The other thing that's going on that I have no control over is the asparagus. I wasn't able to get photos of the asparagus that were worth sharing because I couldn't focus on the stalks. That said, the asparagus looks like real asparagus! The bed is desperately in need of weeding, but the spears are popping out of the ground. I'm really happy about the success of the asparagus in surviving, and we'll see how that goes long term. Obviously the asparagus won't be edible this year, but that's fine. We can be patient even if we don't really want to. Our ideal amount of asparagus is enough that we're just about sick of it by the end of the season. I'd say we have the same goal for raspberries, but I don't know if we could grow enough raspberries to reach that particular goal. There is quite a lot of raspberry that our house could eat without being sick of them. We'll see, goals worth having.
Quick stop on Boris, he is doing very well, still recovering, but getting there. We'll have photos for Thursday I hope.
As we come into May, I'd like to thank our Patreon Patrons again. Between the financial support of the Patreon Patrons, and the motivation and response of comments on the blog from our regular readers I am really appreciative.