It has been a frantic few days here at The Havens.
I’ll start right off by reporting that the naming of Mallory was oh, so appropriate. At present she is obsessed with learning how to balance on the top rail of the dining room chairs.
I actually have video of this activity. This was taken last night during dinner, and this morning she has gotten so that she can jump straight to the top and balance using both of those rails. When she is bigger, I’m afraid that the chair will probably fall over backward when she makes this move. . .
She also has discovered my niece Alex’s luggage, which is a very nice North Face back pack, with all sorts of wonderful compartments and zippers. She knows how to open zippers!
She also sleeps, on occasion.
The ditch got finished yesterday. The reason there is a tunnel is because there is a French drain line that directs the water coming off the barn and out of the pond away from the house. There is also a buried electrical cable that serves the waterfall at the pond in that area too.
Today there will be sand put in the bottom of the trench, and then the water line and new spigot will be installed. I can hardly wait! I am fairly tired of dragging hose from the sauna clear out to the west line in order to water the day lilies.
Another activity that got accomplished was we finally re-set the rocks in the Japanese rock garden area of the Stroll Garden. Once we had the large one in place, we realized that the smaller one off to the west of it just wasn’t quite right. So we moved it. These are two angles that show it before it was moved.
This is how it looked afterwards.
It really relates much better now. I guess you have to really be into rocks to “get” this subtlety. Jim is really good at seeing this, I think he must be an ancient Japanese gardener in disguise.
The day lilies are prime right now.
Also, we have had a lot of robin fledglings hanging about the place lately, in addition to the seemingly dozens of wrens. This pair was hanging around on the juniper bush below my massage room window for several days, soliciting food from their proud parents.
Saw a tachnid fly pollinating one of the flame flowers the other day.
Mallory thinks she should help me blog now. I think not.