High 77 F
Low 42 F
Memorial Day weekend is summer kick off here and two cookouts so far have not disappointed. Yesterday was a bit brisk but today was one of those gloriously beautiful, clear days. All is looking lush. Tomorrow morning the tomatoes will go in the ground along with the peppers and maybe some green bean seeds. I picked a bounty of lettuce for the weekend parties. Isn't it gratifying to eat from your own garden? Work on the fish pond is coming to an end as yesterday it was emptied of its' sludge and refilled. Tucker, the job foreman and dog with a heretofore perfect reputation, has one major fault. He is crazy about running water or moving water and could not resist this mud bath as the EM bailed the bottom of the pond. He really thinks he can catch it. He did get a shampoo and wash after this episode but he overexercised and is sleeping quite a bit today. He is moving pretty slowly after all that running and jumping. Tucker just turned ten and that is getting a bit on in years for a dog (I'm going to think of other things). The fish pond is full now and is awaiting the fluffing and buffing. The new filter is running and the water is flowing. In a week or so I will add some fish to watch from the bench. What is more relaxing than watching fish swim and hearing the trickle of water flowing down the rocks?