My family's journey down the road less traveled....

Thursday, June 03, 2010

What's at the end of your rainbow?

Weird weather Ohio has been serving up lately. We've had temperatures running 15-20 degrees above normal and lots of sunshine!! I'm by no means complaining, just remarking. My ideal growing conditions are 75-85 degrees with as much sun as possible. Keeping in mind this is Ohio, if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute or two....Last night a few storms rolled through bringing that wonderful rain my garden needs to grow. It also brought tons of lightening and a beautiful double rainbow. The family and I stood on the back deck and watched the show. The piece de resistance was seeing where the rainbow ended in the woods and watching a small herd of deer that seemed to appear from it's end and walk off into the field!! Our theory was that due to the economy and low price of gold, the leprechaun decided venison was the prize to stash at the end of a rainbow!!!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Pie anyone??

That pesky little guy Stress has been an unwelcome house guest here at Casa de Patrick for longer than he should have. That old adage about house guest and fish smelling after three days is definitely true....we were bordering on 6 months with him and I had to fumigate!!!

However, all good things come to those who wait and in my case, keep the faith. It helps relieve my stress when nature helps me out with a beautiful cherry harvest!! Not sure if luck is on my side or if my hungry little velociraptors just ate their weight in bugs, but I've lost less than 5% of these gorgeous babies to worms!! Compared to the past 2 years where we only harvested a few cupfuls. This is just what we got from picking this morning, I need to get Tall Man out there on a ladder tonight to pick what we munchkins couldn't reach!! Life is good and just getting better!!