Every morning is the same.
I step out onto the front porch to hang the flag.
Kit Kat and I then walk down the gravel driveway to the back yard.
Kit Kat has to, and I mean has to, roll over and over again until she is a filthy mess.
I check the herbs.
I have critters that dig around in the dirt and mulch creating a little mess.
I take the time to tidy it up. Again.
I take notice of how many bees are active in my garden.
I have a variety of blooms to draw them in.
I'm a little surprised this year that the numbers are small and hope they will increase soon.
I check my cool weather crops and look forward to the cucumbers to grow up and around the arch.
This will help protect the kale, beets, spinach, and carrots from becoming too hot from the sun.
Kit Kat prowls the pathways of the garden looking for any signs of life.
And then this.
This is at the end of my garden with a beautiful view of the lake.
But what is that ugly thing standing there?
Even Kit Kat sits there and stares at it.
It doesn't seem to belong here.
This is my major fail this year.
I decided to plant sweet potatoes.
I read many ways to do so and decided to try my version of it.
Isn't it ugly?
Wiring lined with black plastic garbage bags held on by clothespins then filled with dirt.
I planted sweet potatoes throughout the sides.
It's not working so well.
And it's ugly.
Live and learn.
And there's always next year.