We had a good half day of photography last week (for the book), and all that remains is the most important part - pictures of ripe tomatoes. I've settled into a pattern of morning watering, followed by the typical tasks of weeding pruning, and tying of plants. We are eating salads 2-3 times per week (the other benefit of the weather is an extended lettuce and greens harvest). Beets are starting to form bulbs, and I hilled soilless mix around the base of the plants to see if I can get some good sized specimens, probably in 2-3 weeks. The bush beans are germinating, and once much of the lettuce is gone, squash and cukes will take their place.
The pattern I must adopt over the coming month is to get up really early to get the watering done before breakfast, and at least 3, probably as many as 6, hours a day finishing up the book text and refining it to a state of readiness for submission at the end of the month. Later in the afternoon I will get to other types of garden maintenance tasks. Having the book text done will be a great relief, that's for sure. But you only write your first book once, and I am expecting the final month of text writing to be a valuable and memorable experience.
By the way, shopping at the Farmers market today was wonderful due to the large variety of produce that is now available. We bought full flats of blueberries and strawberries (we bought from Langdon, and they were the best of the season so far), and good quantities of zucchini, corn, sugar snap peas and potatoes. Dessert tonight, in fact, was a scoop of vanilla soy creamy covered with strawberries and blueberries - just the thing following a wonderful afternoon kayak. Sue is going to make a rhubarb strawberry crisp for tomorrow night's dessert. Fresh berries are certainly one of the joys of life!