As the snow came early last Fall, I never got the many perennial beds at Rauhallinen Farm taken down and a final weeding....Karma for the next few days. While it can only be one armed at this time, it is coming along one garden at a time. Any day now, likely after the first rain, the first hatch of mosquitos and black flies will arrive. Eric and Genevieve are planning a visit and I warned him to wait until late June or later in July so as not to spoil her first glimpse of the Northwoods and Rauhallinen farm by swarms of biting insects (not to mention wood ticks). Benny has had his annual spring vet visit which is always close to $200, this time including lymes vaccination, distemper and rabies vaccinations, and a nail trim. He and Candy are quite fond of each other and all I have to say is "Do you want to go see Dr. Candy?" and he starts hopping about. Between she and the girls that work there he gets a lot of fawning over. And of course, the feed and seed store is next to the vet, where he knows his bones and cookies come from (and where dogs are allowed inside). "Do you want to go to the dog store?" also produces a modicum of hysteria.
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
― Ann Landers