I have stood next to our lilacs and buried my face in each bush. Some have a very heady fragrance while others have a softer scent.
We have picked armloads of bouquets from these bushes and on this Memorial Day weekend they are being used to celebrate the memories of those we have loved but have passed away.
When we sold our farm we came to grips with leaving our ten grape plants. Five Muscat and Five Jupiter plants. Much to our delight the new owners didn't want them, and offered to let us take them! We did! In one day they were dug up and replanted. They were in their dormant stage and we wondered if they would make the move?
I hope this doesn't disturb anyone because it is a great victory! Gophers abound out there in our large grassy area. We are on the hunt with traps! The traps kill them instantly, and that is the way it is. Gophers dig, dig, dig. One gopher can make a mess of a lawn so quickly, and make the ground uneven. Our "lawn" is the future pasture for the goats and they don't need holes to step in. A mole does the same thing but it is a smaller hole. Nonetheless...they are both a nuisance.
The gopher my husband is holding up so proudly is an old gopher. He is quite large, and he will be the subject of "man to man" comparisons this summer.
Have a nice Memorial Day weekend! We have plans that will keep us home and continuing to settle in. What are you doing? Any gopher tales from your yard?