...the last few days.
(Once I got over this Tick phobia, H.O.W. says I have! I did super clean house and against all my ideals of good clean air, I bombed the place! And NO MORE Border Collies allowed in until they've passed a thorough search done by the Tick Patrol!)
I did something I haven't done in maybe 23-25 years....plant my veggie garden before June! Sure hope I don't regret it! Was caught in a dilemna...I go to MN in a wk & half, so couldn't plant til after the 15th...which would be fine too; BUT I usually lose seeds & sproutings to birds, so by planting now, Hubby can inform me on the progress or regress of it's growth while I am gone. If need be, when I fly back home, I can stop somewhere to buy more seeds to replenish what might have disappeared. That's killing two birds with one stone...since it is 1 & 1/2 hrs away for me to buy seeds...and the airport is there...no point in having to make another trip, which would eat up my "gains" of my own freezing & canning this year with the price of gas!
Ya know, as I was planting, I could hear the Blackbirds & others chirping, sitting on the chicken coop & in a nearby apple tree. I'm 100% positive, they were mocking me & just waiting for me to be done so they could swoop thru & start making dinner choices! It happens EVERY year! They may as well be sitting on my shoulder laughing in my ear! I did a check this a.m., & sure enough, some of the bean seeds were laying on top of the soil. I'm sure they had been "sampled" and set aside until they get swollen and ready to burst with life! I just went along and shoved them back into the earth.
So we will see what June 15th blesses me with upon my return!
P.S. I've always planted a large enough garden to accommodate the birds...and the deer, who graciously seem to know that, and don't help themselves until I am through with harvesting all I want. The birds, however, aren't quite as appreciative! I think they feel I should just keep on feeding them all summer! There's been years, I've continued planting again & again, through the 4th of July. Finding seeds that time of year is a tough one though!
P.P.S. That "thud" my Hubby made the other day, the one I ignored, atleast nothing was broken. Pretty sure he bruised his ribs tho. (He's been broken, banged up, and laid up enough to know!) Coughing is not painfree, rolling over in bed is a challenge, and saddling up another colt & climbing on?
Well..........it's gotta get done! All part of survival!
Friday, May 30, 2008
...the last few days.