Friday, June 10, 2005

It has been several days of no posting. Been busy at work - thank God.

I have never seen so much green this late in the year in South Carolina. Usually by mid-June everything is brown. It rained everyday but one in the past two weeks. (It almost seems like Ireland.) As a result the garden is thriving. We had our first meal with homegrown beans this week. They were little, but tasy and enough for all of us. The zuccini is coming in, as are the tomatoes. The sunflowers are thriving (although some we haven't even gotten in the ground yet) as are the grape vines we inherited. Flowers are everywhere. It is beautiful.

Unfortunately, I have been stuck in the office. Occasionally I look out the window to see Mrs. Curley and the kids rejoicing over some new discovery. Tomorrow will be different. I have some work to prepare for new chickens and I must finish the doors to the hutch I built Mrs. Curley several months ago. It will be very good to do some physical labor.

From Bethany - the small holding in Bethune ...

Oremus pro invicem!

2 comments:

Franklin Jennings said...

I hope you are pruning them grapevines. Grapes only priduce on new growth. You might know this, but most folks don't and then wonder why their yeilds drop off to nothing as a few years pass.

JCurley said...

Thanks for the tip - we neglected to prune back the muscadine - but will remember for next year. We had intended to, not for yield but because it looked overgrown. Now we have two reasons...

Thanks.

Jim