Day 77: I think the full official lockdown is over today but I didn’t get an official pronouncement
Monday June 01st 2020, 10:43 pm
Filed under: Garden,History,Politics

Biden broke quarantine to get out and talk to protesters and to advocate for peacemaking–and I imagine to protect them, as well, which was sorely needed today in too many places.

In Wichita, on the other hand, the cops and the protesters held a cookout together and talked.

Me, after feeling overwhelmed at 45’s mendacities today, I think I’m going to go post the plum tree my kids planted for me. And this peach.

When a citrus tree is new and vulnerable it sends out thorns to protect itself; once it’s grown, oranges generally don’t have any.

The rootstock on my Page mandarin started taking over and sending up stabbiness and later than I should have, I cut those branches off to protect the health of my tree.

And let me tell you, they are sharp.

The peaches were getting bigger and beginning to be targets and those thorns suddenly showed me why I’d let them grow.

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I wish things were over. Latest word is that by Friday we will be able to eat outside at restaurants. We will also be able to actually go into stores (be still my heart). But much needed haircuts are still forbidden. Go figure. Oh, and you can have outside church services of 25 or fewer.

On the whole, I like Dr Cody’s approach, but I really really really need a haircut! (-:

Comment by Anne 06.02.20 @ 1:59 am

It’s not safe yet…don’t be fooled.

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 06.02.20 @ 5:59 am

Thank you for showing us how life goes on in some parts of our lives.

I have grapefruit trees at home – they are about 30 years old. Never bore fruit because our weather is not clement for that, but the thorns? Yes… I have to be VERY careful about those!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 06.02.20 @ 6:42 am

There’s such hope in the growth of those trees.

Comment by ccr in MA 06.02.20 @ 1:55 pm

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