June gloom still lingers. The sun did peak through yesterday (and may today); however, some days we barely see any sun whatsoever. The latest garden news is that we picked our first handful of beans of the season and two peaches. The tomatoes and cukes are looking lush and green with lots of flower sets.
Unfortunately, a few more sizable avocados dropped off the tree (sniff). Frank, the nursery man from across the street, told me the soil is too wet. I don’t think we Californians know what wet soil is and how to deal with it. We are in such a habit of deep watering this time of year.
Ray came by again this afternoon with more materials and instructions on how to proceed with the shaping of the oven. We are slowly getting the hang of cobbing techniques and coming up with new ones as we go.
Our palms and thumbs are a bit sore as you can see from the photo of Jules’ hands (duct tape helps!). We eagerly await Ray’s next visit to the homestead to bring us some more clay and sand so we can finish and dress “Ms. Bug.”
Read a participant’s spiritual thoughts & observation of the cob workshop.