I know - I haven't posted since Sunday - again! But it's only Thursday, not Friday, so that's progress!
It's been hot and humid hear lately, but we finally got some rain to cool things down, so I popped out to check on the garden between rain clouds.
Remember the little veggie plot I planted in May?
I wasn't sure if I'd get fruit on the strawberries this year - but three of the four plants had flowers, and one of them...
... just look at those berries! The other plants are just starting to push out the berries.
And I think I'm going to have a bumper crop of yellow beans!
And remember the mystery shrubs out back? Well the neighbour identified one a Gooseberry for me. And it's definitely berried!
There were tonnes of these hanging from the branches last week, but the birds have gotten most of them. There's only a few left now. The other plant is a Jostaberry.
I also came across this very cool mama spider and her nest.
While I was out the boys just had to come out too.
It's been mentioned before that some people are amazed that the cats don't take off on me when we're out. Well that's not strictly true... it's just that Tux isn't really well enough to run fast....and Rocky is too fat, so they aren't too hard to keep corralled while I'm puttering around. Mostly they stay in the yard, but every once in a while, Rocky will decide to go full Cheetah and take off down the little gully that runs behind the houses (we don't have a back fence yet)
I've learned not to run after him. He can only do short little bursts of speed. And then he stops. If I follow slowly and a few feet away, I can usually get ahead of him and shoo him back into the yard, where he collapses on the patio stones from too much exertion.