Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday morning bliss

I stood outside on the front porch for a little while this morning. Talking to the dogs about life and enjoying how the yard looks. I have a couple of spots in the grass that need attention, but otherwise I'm thrilled. I don't know how people get by without a nice yard, it's therapy for me to mow, water, weed, etc. This is my Tuesday morning bliss, standing on the porch in cool temperatures talking to the dogs and staring at the results of hard work.
I spent far less on the garden this year than I had anticipated, and I will get at least quadruple returns. I'm going to can a lot of tomato's (I actually can't stand stewed type tomato's but if it's all there was I would be grateful), zucchini and squash. If the cucumbers explode like I assume, I'll pickle those. I have 3 years worth of seeds in reserve and the great grass is providing perfect soil if I ever had to make everything into a garden during hard/shtf times.

I checked on the rose bushes and I should have a hundred or more roses popping out this week. My phone camera lens is scratched and blurry but here they are starting to pop out. This bush was transplanted from the in-laws house when they moved to California about 10 years ago. While not entirely practical, my yard is full of bushes and trees that stage bloom so I have a lot of color changing for April, May and June.
I'm always afraid of giving my vegetables too much water so I just stared at them and explained to the dogs how I would water at lunch (we are dog and house sitting so it's lonely at home alone). My neighbor friend told me this garden box looked perfect, how everything was all level, packed, sloped, etc. I just want to see some life in the next few weeks, so I can get in there and start plucking the extra stuff for proper spacing.

My tomato plants are already outstanding, I should have my first pick in a few days to a week. The cherry tomato plant is huge, all that pre planting love did wonders. The sweet pepper plant is also a monster, but I won't have sweet red peppers for a while still.

The morning was great, and the counter off we submitted was approved for the oil and gas lease. Perfect.


  1. Isn't it amazing that how when you explain things to dogs not only do they always understand, but it makes even more sense to you when you're done explaining it to them.

  2. It always makes more sense! If it doesn't, they at least don't say 'I told you so'!