People acquainted with me know about “the list”. We bought an older home that needed a “few” repairs. The punch list was 100 items long, my beloved completed the first 25 and then was promoted to work full-time for Jesus. That left me with 75 items and very few skills. I have drive, determination, an advisor and WiFi.
I watch a lot of fix it shows on Dish and even more You Tube videos on “how to”. Once I have gained enough knowledge to ask intelligent questions, I ask my advisor Dahve what he thinks. He thinks I’m funny. I’m really not trying to be.
So there is always construction going on since it takes me forever to complete even a simple task. Sustainable construction is the newest catch phrase. I’m good with that, I need raised garden beds and I have this pile of old wood. I can do that. Sigh, it takes me an hour to pull the nails, scrape off the foam and get one long board ready to cut down for a garden bed. I have two completed and need at least two more. It was a little disappointing not to have something completed so I installed my rain gutter garden on the shady side of the house and planted my parsley and cilantro seedlings. It looks a little wavy so I probably should have used more than four washers and screws. I got a little distracted with the camera and thought you would enjoy my Cardoon (or cardonni) plants in bloom. They are not artichokes, which are cultivated for the bulb, but are in the same family. I can’t possibly eat all of this but I did discover the single ladies (chickens) love, love, love the seeds that hide in the dried thistle. If you look close, you can find more than one or two of my bees nestled down in the purple fluff searching for pollen. Guaranteed pollination! Cardoon is an Italian veggie and you eat the celery looking stalks which does taste like artichokes, yum! Hope you enjoy.