|My lemon-colored sunflower|
|Morning Glories in the orchard garden|
|Cucumbers finally going up the trellis|
|Tomatoes at last|
While not exactly the lush jungle of my dreams, I'm happy with what I've got -- especially when compared with how things looked last week.
Today I go down to school to work in my classroom for awhile (it never ends). I'll have company -- I'm bringing ten half-grown chicks to our bus driver, Joe. That will bring the number of chicks we have here down to 19, which is much more manageable. I also managed to sell (!) four ducklings as pets to a nice family earlier this week. Quite a novel feeling having someone put a twenty dollar bill in my hand for ducks -- I'd have given twenty to take them! (OK, actually originally I'd priced them at $10 each and the family was happy to pay it, but I just couldn't do it. I almost just gave them the ducklings, but figured I may as well recoup a bit of the money I've spent shoveling food into them so wound up charging them $5 each. Lucky I'm a teacher -- I'd never make it in the business world).