Hi! Mr. Monte here. – – As the Serendipity Farmhouse Chief of Security, I am required to ensure that, during these troubled times, my big cats (they prefer to be called humans), Blondie and Fuzz Face, remain free of undue anxiety and worry. It’s a difficult job herding big cats, but that’s what I do.
Often, they tend to stray and veer away from what is logical and practical. Additionally, as distasteful as it might seem, I am considered by them to be a kind of emotional support animal. Should it be any wonder that, when Ol’ Fuzz Face tries too much of that male bonding schmaltz, I give him a wake up call and bite his arm. I think he’s beginning to understand that affection is a good thing, but don’t overdo it, Buddy.
The big cats are pretty much sticking to routine and life goes on here at SFH. All physical security and health/sanitation Standard Operating Procedures are now being implemented and enforced. Once again, for my Situation Status Report I can say:
SFH – All Secure!
Thank you, Mr. Monte. I doubt that I could be convicted of any “schmaltz” with you, but I guess you see the world differently than I do, Buddy.
Here in our mountain retreat, Spring continues to settle in. Beautiful Wife and I now have the time and the freedom to stroll about our vast 1.24 acre estate and enjoy all the new life that is emerging around us. When we keep our minds focused on the gifts we receive daily, our spirits remain calm and our strength grows. And to make this sense of abundant life even more real, we are in the midst of an SFH birthday season. Grandson #1, Grandson #5, and Grandson #3 all celebrate birthdays in April. Indeed, God is good!
As this post’s title would suggest, we have also come into planting season. Industrious Spouse, with great foresight and good fortune, has gathered seedlings, seeds, and plants for planting. Each is being started and planted according to its own individual time and need. The pictures below show some of what’s already in the ground and the table that follows the pictures gives details on planting dates and locations. – – It won’t be long until there are fresh SFH greens for use in salads and for garnishing.
|03-10||Beets, Early Wonder||3 rows||Vegetable #1|
|03-10||Tulip bulbs||6||Mary's Garden|
|03-11||Tulip bulbs||27||Pine Tree Stump|
|03-20||Lettuce, Romaine||6||Vegetable #1|
|03-30||Arugula||4 rows||Vegetable #1|
|04-02||Lettuce, Romaine||4||Vegetable #1|
|04-02||Lettuce, butter leaf||4||Vegetable #1|
|04-02||Kale, curly||2||Vegetable #1|
|04-02||Lettuce, red leaf||6||Herb|
|04-19||Beans, garden green||3 rows||Vegetable #1|
|04-19||Beets, Early Tall Top||2 rows||Vegetable #1|
|04-24||Kale, purple||2||Herb garden|
|04-24||Lettuce, red leaf||1||Herb garden|
|04-25||Cherry tomatoes, black||1||Herb garden|
|05-01||Pepper, jalapeno||2||Vegetable #1|
|05-01||Pepper, salsa||1||Vegetable #1|
|05-01||Pepper, banana||1||Vegetable #1|
|05-01||Pepper, cayenne||1||Vegetable #1|
|05-13||Beans, garden green||2 rows||Vegetable #1|
|05-13||Tomato, Mr. Stripey||1||Vegetable #2|
|05-13||Tomato, Beef Master||1||Vegetable #2|
|05-13||Tomato, Park's Whopper||2||Vegetable #2|
|05-16||Tomato, black cherry||2||Herb garden|
|05-16||Pepper, serrano||2||Vegetable #1|
|05-16||Pepper, Jalapeno||2||Vegetable #1|
|05-18||Okra, Cow horn||12||Vegetable #1|
|05-18||Okra, purple||12||Vegetable #1|
|05-30||Okra, Cow horn||9||Vegetable #1|
|06-01||Tomato, organic red||2||Vegetable #2|
|06-09||Okra, purple||1||Vegetable #1|
|06-12||Tomato, organic red||3||Vegetable #2|
|06-12||Tomato, Mr. Stripey||2||Vegetable #2|
|06-20||Cherry tomatoes, Sweet 100||1||Herb garden|
|07-02||Tomato||1||Vegetable #2, moved|
SFH WX Station Report – Weekly: SFH WX 2020-03-30 through 04-05