This is my favorite time of year in Ketchum. It can still be pretty chilly and windy, but it’s usually warm enough to go for a long hike or bike ride. It’s also a wonderful time for just relaxing on the porch soaking up the sun and view, reading, and maybe taking a nap on the couch (as Matt prefers to do). Today, I spent a good part of the morning reading a book about beekeeping after taking Hank for a walk, and then spent the afternoon preparing some plants to care for during the summer.
This year I went with six small basil plants, one parsley, one small cherry tomato plant, and some pansies for color. There’s still one more pot and plenty of soil, though, so I can pick out one more plant if I’d like. Hopefully this year’s basil will be enough to make pesto with (last year I didn’t go big enough to pick some every couple of days). As it warms, it’s also nice to keep the door open, but alas, there was no screen . . . . until I bought a fancy walk-through screen that even Hank has now learned to negotiate.
Good job buddy, now you can go play outside in the 3×4 foot space designated for you on the porch.