Took a few pics this morning while out in the garden. I'm recovering from surgery last week and today is the first day I've been out in a bit. We've had a lot of rain and it always amazes me how fast stuff can change in just a short amount of time. Took some pics, thought I'd share. We're picking about a half a pint of raspberries a day right now. It'd probably be twice that if our fatassed Pit Bull didn't decide to dig up half the patch to create a hog waller for himself to sun nap in. I did not trim back the grapevines like I should have last winter so they're an overgrown mess, covered in growing grapes right now. Need to get bird netting up soon. Our newest top bar hive is getting going now. Most of them are outside all over the area lilacs so for once I could actually see the comb through the bees. Purple basil in the iris, cherry tomatoes getting big now, and cilantro going to seed. I don't even plant cilantro any more, it reseeds itself so heavily every year. Too bad it doesn't like the heat. Wish it were still around when the peppers and tomatoes were ready. Salsa! Although I live in town, there are no regulations against roosters. Probably an oversight by the city planners back in the day, but even if they try to change that now, I'm grandfathered in, HA. My grass patrol has been cooped up while I was cooped up. They're begging to get back to the grapevine rows to do some mowing. One of my girls presented me with future bbq this morning. Blue Sage for the bees, cucumbers and dill for me. I nailed my dill pickles last year, crunchy with just the right amount of sour and salt. Will be canning up a LOT this year. Training zucchini to grow up a t-post this year. At that early point where they're whining that they wanna sprawl on the ground but they're starting to adapt. Will be picking zucchinis and nana peppers this week! I have a million huge tomato plants too but they have stinking wire grass growing up all around them since I haven't been able to weed-eat or turn the wheekers out so I didn't take any pics of them. Or the tomatillos, or watermelon, or 90% of the peppers. I did not plant as much this year as I usually do either. A super early spring had all our fruit trees in full bloom before the bees were out and hail got what few apricot did set, so no peaches, apples, apricots this year, and the cherry tree is too young. Our hazelnuts have never done anything but take up space so not holding my breath for them this year either.