A military spouse's take on blooming where you are planted. I continue to pretend I am living on my dream farm while in reality, I live on a military base, gardening in a plot alongside a Navy flightline, with half of my homesteading supplies perpetually packed in boxes and have a habit of being overly involved in every community we live in. I'm a busy mom to 2 boys and a spouse to a Navy sailor soon nearing retirement. I love this chaotic life wouldn't trade it for anything!
May 4, 2011
I woke up this morning already knowing that the weather was supposed to turn nasty today, but it was a beautiful 70º by 7 am so I thought that after getting the kids off to school, I would have just enough time to run an errand and get home in time to tie up the tomatoes for the first time to their supports for the approaching storm.
I was wrong!
After running my quick errand at 8 am to the post office, the sky started getting really dark and the temp dropped 10º in the 30 minutes I was gone.
This is what the tomatoes looked like at 6:30 am, they have put on a lot of growth in just 2 weeks of being outside and we are expected to get gusty winds today...
This is what I was greeted with when arriving back home at 8:30 am. The airfield at the base is directly across the road from us, this storm was approaching fast...
I only got 4 tomatoes tied up before the winds and rain started. Temps are expected to get down into the 40's tonight, and I'm a little worried about them, hard to believe it's been in the 80's every day and 60's at night, and now this - the challenges of gardening! I wish I had planned ahead a little better, then I could have scheduled a sewing day instead of waiting to run out and tie tomatoes in between sheets of rain!
As for the harvest yesterday, "same s***, different day!" No complaints though, we love our salad here.
In other news - not sure if I told you all, but hubby transferred to a different squadron, he's doing back-to-back sea duty tours to maximize our income over the next few years. It's not that newsworthy, since the other squadron is still located on the same base, so there is no disruption in our daily lives. So instead of being a Gypsy wife (that's the squadron's nickname, not one my hubby gave me LOL) I am now a "Gunslinger" wife!
(image from VFA-105 website)
I am attending my first FRG meeting tonight with the new squadron and look forward to meeting some new people. I'm very excited about the fact that I get to do it sans kids - since hubby was deployed all last year I had to drag the kids along to every one!