Today was an absolutely beautiful, gorgeous, lazing in the sun day! I hope it was as wonderful where you are. I just puttered around the house working on whatever came to mind.
My back had decided that it is angry with me for moving some of those big, steel braces you saw on the tilt-up panels at work, so I couldn't do anything particularly strenuous. In fact, even though I thought I was taking it easy, by the end of the day I was reaching for the Aleve again so I may have to rest more tomorrow. I did manage to mill up the very last of the cypress for the exterior trim on the clerestory area. However, I am still going to run short and will have to make a run to the lumber dealer to get more. That's fine because I also want to have him mill my shelves for the pantry. Now that I am working again I'll have the money to purchase these things. I did hope to install this trim tomorrow, now that I have it primed. We'll see.
I took a little time in the morning to plant a few new species of flowers along the retaining wall where I park. Most of these are natives I have just gathered from my land but I did buy a few that will stay small and I thought would look good hanging over the rock edge.
Please make strawberries this year!! I fertilized these well this year (with an organic fertilizer) so maybe they will produce. They seem to be getting off to a good start anyway.
And look at my fig tree!! I have two actually and this one has a wee little fig on it already. See it down towards the bottom? I fertilized these also a few weeks ago and they seem to really be winding up for a growth spurt. This is their third year so they should be really taking off soon. I don't care much for preserved figs but I LOVE them fresh; right off the tree.
My apple trees are also getting off to a good start this year and I purchased 2 raspberry plants and planted them within the garden fence. I think I need to add about 2 more for a good crop.
Well, tomorrow is supposed to be just as nice a day so I plan on staying outside as much as possible. Hope you all are having a good weekend too.