Things are continuing to spring on ahead here despite the very wet and cold weather we are having. Last week was gorgeous. Lots of sunshine and blue sky. However, now we are back to the typical temperate rainforest springtime weather. Sunny weather does not usually settle in here until about the last week in June or first week of July. Until then, one can count on cool with a chance of rain just about every day. Yesterday we got an amazing rainbow out of the deal though. It was a rainbow just like this one that made me first fall in love with this little piece of land six years ago....
More homestead goodness...
|the kids moved compost to their spiral garden|
|transplanting herbs - this echinacea will be happy here, I think|
|hello Bloody Dock|
|red flowering currant - a favorite native|
|asian pear blossoms opening|
|oh, how I wish I could eat these guys!|
not for another year...
|And, wow! I can't wait to harvest these guys as well!|
|first morels of the season in our garden|
|Sequoia found them while hunting for slugs!|
Meet Barney. He is a Northern Fur Seal who is 26 years old and is so used to working with his humans that he gets his teeth brushed with an electric toothbrush every day. His playmate "Q", was also very sweet, but very shy. But not Barney. He and I made eyes at each other for a long time. The kids literally had to drag me away from Barney. I'll say it again... I was totally smitten.