Vacation and preparation for vacation consumed my attention, as did the pre and post work weeks. Arrival at home was a welcome scene as our cat bounded from lap to lap enjoying the sorely missed human contact.
Then came reality – jungle style. Our lawn and gardens had thrived beyond our imagination during the eight days that we were absent.
Overall, once the allowed weeds were culled back to an acceptable state, and the volunteer flowers were forced into their proper boundaries, the garden looked quite healthy and tidy – as tidy as a mish-mash of weeds, herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables might look.
I’m claiming success, although the season is quite early. There are not large productions of any one thing (except grapes), but just enough of this and that to provide for our household.
Better yet, it seems to be sufficient for the large variety of natural critters that have taken up residence.