Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Days of My Life

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. ~Marcelene Cox

So.. Saturday. DH was feeling better (we'd dosed him Thursday and Friday with zinc, vitamin C, Echinacea, and oregano oil) but it was far too windy to go boating. So he stayed home and puttered. The lawn is cut, the vehicles washed and he hung out with some family who dropped by unexpectedly.

I put in my veggie garden. I think I may have overdone it a bit. It doesn't look like I did, but when stuff starts to grow? Oh boy.

Here's what it looks like now:

I planted peas and potatoes and cucumbers (along with my monster rhubarb plant):

Tomatoes and corn:

Peppers and squash:

And here is DD's private garden with one of everything except squash (because it takes up too much room):

Told you it didn't look like much. But for those of you who garden, you'll understand when I give you numbers...

18 Tomato plants
12 Pepper Plants
16 Cucumber Plants
8 Potato Plants
20 Corn plants
3 Squash Plants
25 - 30 pea plants

All in a fairly small area.

Wish me luck.

It wasn't all work, tho. DD found a friend (that's her releasing him back where she found him... she'd carried him around a while first):

Here's a closer look (I think he was having a drink in the dribbles from the faucet):

Isn't he cute? We found a bunch of little toads hopping around this afternoon. They must be waking up.


I got another good review for "One Love For Liv" from the Gotta Write Network. Kathy rated it 4/5 and said, in part:

One Love For Liv was an enjoyable romance of a heroine completely out of her element, and a hero who is, at heart, a hero. Liv has absolutely no concept of how to perform the job assignments she received from Mike, so she has ingenious alternatives - primarily to have others do it for her. I particularly loved when she went grocery shopping. Mike knows that it is risky to trust a stranger, but he can't not help someone in need. It is just an innate reaction, just as he kept the ferret that was left in his apartment, and brings leftovers for the local stray dog. I simply adored Mike.

So far, so good!


Did you know that The Wild Rose Press offers free reads? There are several up now, and they add more each week. What a great chance to sample various authors for free and see if you like their style. Click on the following links for non-erotic and erotic free stories.

Have fun! I know I did :-)


You Are Cowboy Boots

This doesn't mean you're country, just funky.

You've got a ton of attitude and confidence.

You're unique, expressive, and even a little bit wacky.

You wear whatever you feel like รข€“ and you have your own sense of style.

You are straight shooting and honest. You tell people how it is.

Low maintenance and free wheeling, you're always up for an adventure.

You should live: Where you can at least get to wide open spaces

You should work: In a job that allows you to take change

What is it with these quizzes saying I like change and adventure?? I don't, really, I don't. And, I don't think I'm high maintenance. Otherwise, though? Pretty close.


Allie Boniface said...

Looks like you'll have a terrific garden- can't wait to see the "after" pictures in a couple of months!

Dru said...

I love seeing what your garden looks like before the first growth comes up. That's a lot of veggies you planted there. Will they have room to grow? How long will it be before you see the first growth?

You Are Clogs

You are a solid and down to earth person.

You seek and almost always achieve a really sound balance in your life.

You are stylish yet comfortable. Mellow but driven. Excited yet calm.

You are the perfect mesh of contradictions.

No matter what happens, you have the ability to stay well grounded in your life.

People know that they can truly depend on you.

You should live: In Europe

You should work: At a company dedicated to helping the world

This is close.

Have a good Sunday.

Melissa said...

Ah, sorry to hear about dh and his plans for this weekend going astray.

All those garden shots are great. Your garden is going to give you so much yummy veggies this summer!!!!!

Maria Zannini said...

Only another gardener knows how much work you've put in.

Good for you! I'll look forward to seeing your garden throughout the season.

This year, I have to limit my gardening to pots since I hope to sell the house this summer.

anno said...

Congrats on the review! Your garden looks fabulous -- I love the rock border. I'll be very interested in hearing what you end up doing with all those cucumbers and tomatos, though.

Jaimie said...

Beautiful garden! You are going to get alot of tomatoes with 18 plants!
Our garden is doing well but it is alot smaller than yours. But it is still fun!
Happy Sunday!

Tori Lennox said...

I'm "Cowboy Boots" too. Probably because I picked Austin, casual and comfortable. *g*

Amy said...

OMG...You have FROGS! Ack! (okay, toads, same diff....they make NOISE, right?).

LOL on the garden! You're going to have a vegetable jungle in a month or so.

Glad DH is feeling better, but sad it's still too windy to go out on the water.