Monday, June 30, 2014

Dead Spiders in my Bra -- I know you wish you had my life

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The work on the garage continues. Like an idiot, I've saved the hardest, most demoralizing part for last. I still have a lot of scraping to do on the horrible paint under the eaves. 




The roof of this garage (which we do not own) is a wreck.  The wood under the roof is rotten, and seems to be held together by spiderwebs and habit. Every time to touch it, chunks of wood and mummified spider carcasses fall on me, landing either in my hair or in my bra.  Scraping the paint off this punky wood is not a task that I relish.  It's sweaty, dirty, and a bit soul-crushing.




There are plenty of pleasant things going on at our house. Our infant fig orchard has produced a few fruits.  The strawberries are delicious.




Our baby pluot tree is in full fruit.  These are amazingly delicious, making up for the complete lack of a plum crop this year.  I'm looking forward to seeing this tree mature.




We're also having an absurdly bountiful bean harvest.  The yellow roc d'or beans are the size of standard grocery store green beans. The green scarlet runner beans are gigantic. We have to keep picking them, or they got out of control. Robb and I pickled some beans using our tarragon and garlic, this weekend.  The green ones turned a rather unappetizing army green color.  The yellow ones still look reasonably nice. 

So, that's the garden update! If you want to see what other gardeners are up to, click on over to Daphne's blog for the weekly round-up.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The tile to your blog today was absolutely hilarious. Thanks for giving my morning a happy little start.

Yak~King blues
AKA
Brent

Daphne Gould said...

Acckkk! Oh I hate spiders. Even when they are dead. The pluots on the other hand look so good. You make me wish I had planted that tree instead of a weeping plum.

Julie said...

Lovely harvests! I hope the garage cleaning wraps up quickly.. it definitely doesn't sound fun. Although after doing that, weeding will be a pleasant chore!

Dave said...

I am glad you started with the garage and spiders and finished with the food!

melokap said...

Beautiful bean photo. I love the colors!

michelle hamer said...

You are too funny! I hope the nasty work ends soon so you can kick back and enjoy the view. Mmm, your fruit has got me salivating, beautiful photos.

Noreen said...

You poor thing! I know you've worked very hard on this. But couldn't you just lean really hard on it. I mean really hard. Your husband might have to lean too. You could have a party, invite all your friends (but not your neighbor) and have everybody lean really hard. Put the cats inside first, though. And then go to your neighbor and say "oops?"

Tossing Dirt said...

I've done my building for the year and you can keep your spiders. They are not welcome on our homestead! Beans on the other hand are worth working on.

Mrs. A said...

Everything is looking lovely! Great work on the garage. I am thinking a little more realistically about sprucing up my deck now that I've seen the work going into that poor, neglected garage.

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