We brought our sheltie ’Tasha home from Chinon three years ago, in May 2017. She was born in February that year. She's all grown up now. In this first photo, you can see what the vegetable garden plot looked like that day. Walt planted tomato, pumpkin, and zucchini seedlings out there yesterday. So we got a garden going one more time. It's our 17th Saint-Aignan vegetable garden.
Today I'm posting five photos of ’Tasha (short for Natasha) that I took a couple of days ago when we went for our daily walk in the vineyard. In the first one, above, you can see what the vegetable garden plot looked like on Thursday afternoon.
We've had a long string of warm sunny days, and on Thursday it was actually hot. It felt like July or August, not May. However, it's raining this morning. I hope the rain doesn't prevent Walt from going to the market for more asparagus and strawberries.
Our part-time neighbors who live in Blois are here this weekend, which is a long weekend because of the Ascension holiday day before yesterday. They've been working hard to get their yard, which is about an acre of land, mowed and trimmed. Because of rainy winter weather and then the coronavirus confinement (lockdown), they hadn't come to Saint-Aignan since New Year's Eve. Blois is about 25 miles north of here.
They invited us over again yesterday. She, M-L, talked to Walt, who told her that he would be surprised if I said yes. They are here with their two daughters and several of their grandchildren, along with a friend of theirs from Blois. They are a crowd. I'm sorry not to be able to spend time with them, but I think it's the right choice. M-L's husband had a minor heart attack in February and had a couple of stents put in. She told Walt that doctors are saying he needs another stent. Seems to me that makes him vulnerable to the coronavirus too.