So the overwhelming pressure of endless projects has lightened a bit with the very real end of the year quickly approaching. Many projects have just been tabled to 2016. We have coined the phrase “N.Y.” - aka next year. It’s tough to swallow not getting a project done, but with my over ambitious approach I have adjusted by recalling everything that was tackled. We broke a lot of new ground around here this year, and continue to grow and expand in new areas. The fall bed finally has plastic, and planting has begun.
We are working to clear out the last of the homeless plants left in the lily house and empty remaining lily crates for the next crop, which is tulips. We will be planting these beauties over the next few days along with emptying out our full little greenhouse from the seemingly endless trays of seedlings. We are pulling the covers on some of our fragile “diva" plants, such as our heirloom roses and dahlias. (A trial for us – let’s hope it works out in our favor!)
This coming week, we are holding our breath and hoping we will see a lot of progress and knock this out before frigid temperatures set in. I will also be making a bittersweet transition on the mom front: I will be sending the twins (six week already, isn’t that crazy?!?) to child care, along with Mary, two full days a week.
The first thing I plan to do kid-free is to harvest some of these amazing mums that have climbed the ranks for a spot here in the main high tunnel. What else should I plan to do that first day without little people to attend to? I’m all ears - let me know what YOU would do!