The garden is transitioning from spring to summer which can be seen in the new growth that seems to happen overnight. This morning I spent a couple hours weeding, watering, harvesting and enjoying the solitude out there, just me and the bees buzzing around. I've put little dishes of water all through the garden so that the bees have water. In each dish are little rocks for them to stand on so they don't drown.
Today I spotted our first zucchini flower with a little zucchini fruit growing on it. What good timing, we are down to our last two jars of zucchini relish.
The warmer weather is also causing noticeable outbreaks of bugs and slugs that are found everywhere munching on the garden's abundance. I've been gathering anywhere from 20 to 150 slugs a day, depending solely on how much time I spend in the garden. Those buggers are everywhere and they are getting bigger each day! They are really easy to spot in the morning when they are traveling across the paths. Every morning when I begin to see them in the garden paths, for some reason the song Travelin' Man by Bob Seger comes to mind.