The peas are podding up nicely and tiny tomatoes are forming as are peppers. I have not yet put my little red pepper seedlings in the ground and I keep forgetting to get zinnia seeds. Actually, Publix, Costco, and the library do not sell zinnia seeds which is the main reason I don't have any. We were "supposed" to get rain today but did not and I'm going to have to water tomorrow. I want those rattlesnake beans to break ground! They are such a rewarding vegetable to plant with their long and prolific crop. The cucumbers are starting to get some growth on them, the potatoes are forming nice little red-jacketed spuds in their beds, the garlic is swelling and the delicata squash is looking sturdy and hardy. For some odd reason, the yellow squash that was planted the same day as the delicata has not put forth one sprout and there is no excuse for that. I have no idea why.
I was such a good girl today. I put my walking clothes on and told Mr. Moon that I guessed I was going to go get in my miles AS MUCH AS I DID NOT WANT TO! The camper tear-down project at No Man Lord's is coming right along as it is mostly now down to a few studs and some remaining metal on the ends. Insulation is littering the ground all around it and I feel certain that he will be burning that as he burns everything.
The mosquitoes are out in force. And they are big and they are hungry. I would not even think about going out into the woods without spraying myself liberally with Deep Woods Heavy Duty Deet. I've already pulled one tick off myself so far and my husband has pulled one off of his body too. You can go ahead and make your suggestions about natural ways to repel these insects but I'll just say that I've tried them all and our mosquitoes, yellow flies, and ticks love them tremendously.
Today, in preparation for Easter dinner, I made a great quantity of angel biscuit dough and picked and cooked collards, kale, and mustard greens. I also picked three carrots for tonight's supper. Two of the carrots were husky specimens of the orange vegetable, nicely carrot-shaped and obviously bursting with carotene. The last one I pulled, however, is a work of art and vastly worth sharing.
I have not yet been able to bring myself to cut this carrot up and cook it.
Could life get any better?
I seriously doubt it.
Darla's still on the nest. I haven't seen her get off of it in four days. Or is it five? I found two unmarked eggs under her today and took them out. I have decided that ten is enough. I wonder how many will make it to hatching.
Man, there's a lot going on in Lloyd right now. Or at least here at the World Wide Headquarters of the Church of the Batshit Crazy.