This is another snapping turtle, laying eggs in the hard ground where the front lawn ends and close to the road. We don't usually see these turtles very far away from their pond. And while we weren't surprised to find eggs in the garden, it doesn't seem these will have a good chance of survival.
This was a good weekend to work in the vegetable garden. We have the tomatoes, peppers, basil, dill, peas, spinach, onions, carrots, squashes and gourds planted.
The existing red raspberry bushes are filling out nicely.
We started some new red raspberry plants last year, and they're doing well too. The rhubarb plants at the end of the row are filling out, and we've taste-tested some in rhubarb pies -- Yum!
The studio was built by New Energy Works (Timberframers, Housewrights & Joiners) as an addition to the west end of our existing house. The timberframe structure is 23 x 33' and was built using reclaimed douglas fir timbers. The interior cabinetry was made from reclaimed rustic beech, and the countertops
from Australian Jarrah wood. The construction started in April, and we moved into the studio in August 2007.