Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Holiday Weekend

Here we are entering the 4th of July Holiday Weekend. Even though it is on a Tuesday is seems like the Celebration starts on Friday and goes to Wednesday. I have been very busy in the Gardens. Many of you will understand Sue's plant buying fetish. Recently I have planted 50 Perennials and many annuals. I had Wintered over in a bag in my garage the Peacock Orchids that we planted last year. Last week I planted them in the garden by the back door and they are already sprouting, so exciting! I also planted about a Dozen Dahlia bulbs and more are on the way. Some of the Dahlia's are already about 4" tall. The Vegetable Garden is all planted and looking very good. It is almost time to put on the tomato cages. After all this planting was done it naturally hasn't rained in two weeks. We are spending many hours watering. You may remember that the granite fence along the road was taken out by the snow plow. We ended up not replacing it after a go around with the State on placement from the road. We did however put in 2 Island/ Tree Gardens with a couple white river birch trees.
Victoria has also been very busy organizing the Gardens and me.

In addition to all the planting we are currently having all three buildings and decks painted. This project was set up in April but after two months of rain they finally got to start the first of June. With a fresh coat of paint and the beautiful gardens the place is looking pretty sharp.

Many activities are lined up for the Weekend. Fireworks at Mackerel Cove on Friday the 30th. My favorite Funk Band ( Motor Booty) is playing on the Point at Cooks on Saturday night and the Fireworks will follow that. The sought after Ice Cream Social will be on the 4th at the Bailey Island Library Hall. The Casco Bay Ferry is doing their daily run from Cooks Lobster House. The Alert Schooner has been very  busy the last two weeks. They were in Boston for the Tall Ships and then headed to Portland for the Schooner Fest, where they won several races. They sailed in a Schooner Race from Portland to Bailey Island and came in second for that. Now they are off to Boothbay for Windjammer Days. Friday is also the start of Heritage Days in Bath. So many choices to make.

I look forward to next week as we welcome back an Inn full of guests  that have been coming for years,  they have all made long lasting friendships that started here.

Have a happy, safe and healthy Holiday Week.