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Rioja

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First weekend in a while without rain.   Lots of weeding around the vegetables.   Thinned out the carrots.   I was going to thin out the beets but one of my deer friends did it for me last night.   Bugger.   Selective eating though so they are thinned out now.   Sprinkled some blood meal on them and the bush beans hoping to deter any more midnight munching.

 

I’ve been enjoying the whites and reds of Rioja this spring and early summer.   Generally all are a blend and the moderate priced ones seem quite good.  Just finished one called the Invisible Man which was quite good for an afternoon.   Another De Padre or DP on the label was enjoyable.

 

Living in rubber boots outside so far

Living in rubber boots outside so far

 

Up at 5 am last week to head up to Ottawa. Bright as the moon sets in the west

Up at 5 am last week to head up to Ottawa. Bright as the moon sets in the west

 

Jerusalem artichoke in back with lovage, save, sorrel in front.  Will come forward 10 feet with other herbs

Jerusalem artichoke in back with lovage, save, sorrel in front. Will come forward 10 feet with other herbs

Will add a some medicinal plants etc once i figure out what those are

Taken me 1.5 yrs to figure out this bird.  King Bird - fly catcher. Pugnacious

Taken me 1.5 yrs to figure out this bird. King Bird – fly catcher. Pugnacious

 

Resting after a day of weeding, watering and grass cutting

Resting after a day of weeding, watering and grass cutting

 

 

 

Written by dcveale13

July 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm