Hello June!


First of all, I just want to say, I hope and I hope June will be warmer and please, winter don’t come back until it’s time.

The last three days of May was cold – the day temperature only went to 50-degree-Fahrenheit (about 10-degree-Celsius). It made me regret packing away my winter clothes. It was also rainy (now that’s something to be thankful for). We received around 2 inches of water, which kept my garden happy but drowned one of my tomato plants.

I ended up buying some tomato plant starts while waiting for my backup tomato plants to germinate. It’s been about 2 weeks and the seeds are starting to pop up. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, I have about 150 frost-free days in a year, which means I have 150 gardening days. Some of my tomato plants require about 100 days between planting in the ground and harvesting. So I don’t have time to wait.

Anyway, May has been cold, hot, cold again. It’s like Mother Nature couldn’t make up her mind of whether to let winter stay or tell winter to hit the hay and go into hibernation.

Life-wise, May was an eventful month even though work wasn’t as eventful. I started counseling session with a therapist. Session #4 is next week and though no problems have been resolved, talking about it made me feel better. It’s like dropping off a baggage I didn’t know I was carrying.

I also got to go to a few places and take a few photos. It felt good to get out of the house.

Garden-wise, I was truly surprised how productive my garden has been throughout the month of May. I haven’t had to buy vegetables from the store and my veggie patch is actually producing more than I can consume, which was surprisingly because I’ve had abundance cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes, but never abundance vegetables. It’s not a bad problem to have.

Work-wise, work is at last beginning to slow down. That caught me by surprise and I sure hope I haven’t jinxed it. It actually tripped me up a little because it felt like a break in the rhythm. I am still getting used to the new rhythm – not working in such a rush trying to get everything done and actually getting off work early enough to do something in the garden.

Oh, and let’s not forget to mention the days off from work. I can’t believe I can finally take days off from work to sleep in and relax without worrying about the pile of work I’ll have to return to. That has been so nice.

Overall, other than the weather, May has been all right but I am looking forward to the warmer weather and a more productive summer garden in June. So see ya, May and hello June!

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