I have to share with you guys the wonderful thing that happened to me today. I had a visit from Natalie and her husband. Natalie knew I was down and couldn't do anything in my garden, so she packed her tools up and came to help me - and boy oh boy did she ever. She weeded my new herb garden and then moved out back to my really weedy veggie garden. You just can't ignore weeds during July, especially when we've had so much rain, but I just couldn't do anything about them - this Lyme garbage really is an energy drain. She weeded and weeded and weeded, I did manage to harvest the garlic and shallots, while she weeded and weeded - I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful gardening friend help me out.
Meanwhile, up in the front yard, her husband Bill and mine spent the afternoon scraping the moss and weeds out of the cracks of the brick walk and patio and spread fresh stone dust - Bill also lifted and reset several bricks that had sunk over a dry well! I was floored, I hadn't expected that at all. The whole walk looks wonderful, now I'll have to get the edger out and make sure the grass is well away from it, again, so it'll look good for a few more years! Keeping the weeds at bay is usually easier than this summer, but with all the rain and the weeks of inattention it had really gotten ahead of me.
Thank you, Natalie, and Bill, from the bottom of my heart!