My husband has plans and is gathering materials to put together a drip irrigation watering system for our vegetable garden. We decided to go ahead and plant even though the watering system isn’t ready for this year. It’s a lot of hand watering, but I enjoy it. There are always neighbors walking by and I enjoy our brief chats. Yesterday, I had a wonderful helper who also enjoys watering things by hand– The Grandboy! He and I spent some lovely time outdoors, and he enjoyed watering some of the garden boxes and all of the flowers in front of the house. Summer bliss!
The times we spend at our home and garden in the Grove are way too short! It’s a wonderful break from our busy working lives in the Seattle area, and well worth the 3-1/2 hour drive to get here. We come as often as we can, but it’s hard to be part-time residents, and particularly difficult to be part-time gardeners. We so look forward to next year when we can move here permanently! These short weekends are particularly joyful, however, being out in the yard with our Grandboy, puttering around and planting memories.