I was under the weather for a few days. I'm having a lot of belly issues that flares up every now and again. Thankfully the endoscopy and colonoscopy are happening next week.
I felt 100% today and got a lot done. We hilled one of the potato gardens, which required bringing in soil, mixing it with manure then burying the emerging plants again. The other potato garden doesn't need any more hilling. Those plants are already in bloom so we will have potatoes before too long. After a bite of lunch, and M. went off for service calls, it was time to weed the raised beds. The perennials I've started from seed are all sprouting up in their incubators, so I had to find places to plant them. Time for a cup of tea and think about that....
Sufficiently rested and ready to go again, I started pulling iris out of a side bed. They have spread like crazy so a thinnin' was past due. There were also lumps of a long dead 🌹rose bush and a couple of bleeding hearts past their prime. That bed is wonderful loamy soil surrounded by a low brick edging. These new, tall, blue flowers will be a nice change. I scooped up the iris, invited the dog to go for a car ride and headed over to an elderly neighbours to help her expand her flower bed. She enjoyed a visit with the princess pup too.
We had an early dinner then I changed and headed to the town to do my shopping. The children finish school tomorrow and then it's the long weekend, so I wasn't keen to shop Thursday or Friday. We didn't need a lot of groceries, but I wanted to hit the garden center. As much as I hate Walmart, it seemed like a good idea to do it all in one place. It was very quiet there. They had everything I needed in stock and I was home again with about an hour and a half.
As I was coming up the highway, I noticed a LOT of water coming down a low slope. The ditch on that side was full and moving. I suspect a beaver dam broke uphill! Thankfully there is a good deep ditch on that side which empties into a ravine creek. In years past we have had some pretty catastrophic washouts from dams breaking.