Life here at Zoe Cottage has been clipping right along, and my poor blog has been neglected having been relegated to the back burner. I think I am about to get caught back up after the month of April and all the extra correspondence that took place then. So, here is a little update.
Ornery's mom, sister and brother-in-law were in an auto accident the night of Mother's Day. The vehicle was totaled and mom sustained a broken rib, but otherwise it wasn't too bad. Mom spent five days in the hospital, then she came here to recuperate for another 8 or 9 days. She left this past Saturday, and all concerned were glad she was back on her own.
The gardens are doing well, and the fish are happy to see us when we visit them. Of course it helps that they usually get some food, even if it is just a piece of lettuce. :) They really do seem to know us, and hide whenever anyone besides Ornery or I enter the room. We have harvested about five green beans, three strawberries and a handful of herbs so far this year. The outdoor peas and beans are loaded with pods, so hopefully we will have a nice little harvest from those. The tomatoes have not been so stellar in their performance yet, but summer isn't really in full force yet, so we aren't giving up on them.
Artwise, things are going slow. I have done a few swaps on Instagram and swap bot, but nothing really exciting. I am finally caught up on all my correspondence, or I was until today's mail arrived, so I might be able to work on a few that haven't written lately, and see what's up.
Ornery has been working on a retaining wall around our front flower bed, and while it isn't going very fast, it is going to be lovely once it is finished. It is his first masonry project, and he is doing a great job at it.
We are off to Ornery's mom's house to deliver the things she left behind and pick up her old typewriter. I am so excited to be finally getting one that (hopefully) works. I doubt I will write many letters on it, but it will be handy for adding text to art and traveling journals.