Apr 4, 2012
All work and no play...
That's what it's been like around here. I'm going to do a favor for all of you and make you feel better about your own gardens, go ahead - take a good look:
Hey, you can't accuse me of never showing "the real deal"!
Doesn't that make you feel better knowing however bad your garden might look, mine is worse?!
The mess finally got cleared out this past weekend though, that's Sailor/Farmer/Husband and Finnegan spreading the mulch out that will hopefully slow the weeds down a bit. Hubby spent the past two weekends pulling weeds and using the stirrup hoe in this area so I agreed to splurge for some mulch so his hard work might last a bit this time :) Luckily, not too much Bermudagrass here, yet.
Finn scored big points this past weekend! And LOOK... that's one of the artichokes in the foreground that were uncovered, woohoo! Finally, I have successfully established the darn things. Only 3 of them came back this year but whatever LOL.
And this... I'm over it! They are all hardened off and spend the whole day outside, I'm having to water twice daily since they are getting dry out there, but I can't plant since the past 2 nights were down to 38º. Today was 82º but severe thunderstorms, wind and hail expected the rest of the afternoon and evening. They need to go out!
Speaking of being out, I am happy to report that Gordon Gecko is back from his 2 day walkabout. We were all but sure Sprocket had gotten him but as I walked into the kitchen this morning to pack the kids' lunches there he was in the middle of the kitchen floor. Looking at me as if saying "hey it's a big scary world out there and I'm tiny and I'm hungry, you can put me back now".
Back into the enclosure he goes (actually a she LOL)... mom it's safe to come visit again :)
Here comes the lighting, time to power down!