Putting in a garden…

…is hard work and Mike hasn’t done it in a number of years.  It seems he got “the bug” again after our gardening experience of last year

This new garden is a big one.  See for yourself what he has worked on all weekend. Watch the video

It’s long and it’s L-shaped. Katie can put in the 365 or so basil plants that we need to get all the pesto she can make.  Mike didn’t just work though, we had some nice guests, the usual crowd actually and therefore we had the first cocktails and Friday Night Fish Fry at the Villa Marine Restaurant with the Wayfarer Bachelor

This was the view from the deck at the Villa Marine Restaurant Friday night.  That’s Elberta across the bay.
More and more boats are arriving each day!


Canadians flying north and looking down on our dinner plates, hehe

Ok, that’s how Memorial Day Weekend started and it ended today with Martin, from Canada, sitting outside with my 3 men shooting the breeze.

We had a great weekend with great guests. Yahoo, let the summer begin.

Getting the goods, or…

…harvesting the first VEGGIES!!

Katie came over yesterday with Ella, her little niece.  They picked a few weeds and then they discovered that the beans were ripe for the picking. Don’t they look amazing?  Hehe and the basil looks like it wants to be picked as well.  The peppers are still growing nicely, the onions look small. I am talking about those things that stick up from the ground that look like chives, they look a little small to me. But what do I know?

Ok, question for you all, how long will the beans produce?  Is this handful all there is on those small plants?

the first green beans

The first green beans

Katie and Ella

Katie and Ella

Someone in this chair was drinking bubbly

Someone in this chair was drinking bubbly

Aha!

Aha!

The garden :)

The garden 🙂

more of the garden

more of the garden

Beans!

Beans!

So this was a nice end to a fun afternoon.  Katie came over around 6:30 – I had just come home from a Chamber function on the Sand Dunes Boat.

Yes there was wine and beer and good food involved there too.  Gluttony (is that how it’s spelled?)

Molly - she works for the Cruise company

Molly – she works for the Cruise company

Joanne Bartley, Chamber of Commerce Director and some guy ;)

Joanne Bartley, Chamber of Commerce Director
and
Mike Jones, Wayfarer Lodging
being silly as usual

swan in Betsie Lake

swan in Betsie Bay

a shot of Betsie Lake

a shot of Betsie Bay

And that is it for today.