* Mission Possible : Sunflower rescue mission 2015
How are you doing?
Summer is just speeding by, isn't it.
It's hard to believe it, but July is half over.
Here at Mill Hill Meadow, we planted sunflowers in June.
We waited a bit longer than usual because of our really rainy spring.
Not only for their beauty, but also to give us a bit of a wind break.
The sunflowers were doing great! We planted lots of different kinds of sunflowers, and some varieties had grown about 3 feet high already.
You see that big orange reel of cable?
Well... that is fiber optics cable that a local phone co. is installing in the area.
Our subdivision is getting that cable all around it, and all the way through the subdivision to each house.
I politely declined to have our yard and sprinklers dug up, so that someday, sometime, when the company actually offers the service, that we could subscribe.
Currently, we DO NOT subscribe to this phone company's internet service.
We spent time last night, digging up the most mature and healthiest of sunflowers in the hopes of rescuing them from the Ditch Witch.
We dug them up as carefully as we could, and filled the totes with water.
So far, so good.
Tonight, and tomorrow, and maybe over the weekend, we will transplant the sunflowers back into the ground.
I sure hope that they make it!
It would be great if at least 50% of them survive.
~Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that this rescue mission will be a success.
~ Attitude of gratitude:
~ Feeling thankful for a wonderful family that is always supportive and helpful in all of my endeavors. Even something as trivial as rescuing sunflowers, they are right there doing what needs to be done.
~I'm feeling thankful for flip-flop weather. Sweet, calm mornings when I can sit on the porch and read or journal.