What a good way to get exercise-GARDEN! It seems as though spring would never get here. If it only weren’t frustrating, at least this year for us.
We had gotten plants last year from a local farmer and our veggie output was awesome. As I said to Jim, our kiss of death works, because this year, it looks like the farmer is either not farming, or hopefully nothing serious, but no plants there. Bummer!
Now, about last years friend, and this year’s nemesis, the gerber daisies. I bought four, as where we were, they only had four. Bought a red, yellow, fuchsia and orange. Don’t you know, the yellow and fuchsia got shock from being transplanted?
It’s nice. This time last year I had no stamina for gardening like I used to. This year I was out there and it felt good. Now, if I can fix my gerber daisy situation, I’ll feel great.
The weather was great today. Kasia and I had some quality walking time that we both enjoyed.
So it was a day to reap the benefits of feeling and being fifteen pounds lighter. No, I am not stopping: fifteen is the current number. It is worthwhile to feel as if I am getting back in the land of the living.
The above picture shows the fruits of Jim’s labor.
The frustrating thing is that he really was wanting to get some snow peas, but we can’t seem to grow them: the wind seems to snap the fine stems.Outside of that, we have cucumbers, zucchini and tomatoes, with a harvest of cucumbers and zucchini so far. We are waiting for “our”Jersey tomatoes to ripen up.
One nice thing about being down here is the ability and the land to grow your own veggies.
So after my blog post yesterday, I decided to pay attention to words I wrote and take some action.
My front garden has been ” full”: blooms had to be moved apart, weeds had to be pulled and after I had the girls out for their walk this morning, I watered the front yard and proceeded to pull weeds and walk some large dusty miller plants apart and give some to my friend Georgine. I came back from her and proceeded to straighten the plants out some more.I actually felt as though I had taken a hand on things and decided to savor every minute.
It was a little thing, in the grand scheme of things, but hey, it was something and it felt good.
We got to Undisclosed today and found a few more tomatoes ready to offer their lives up for us!
They got to get to that rich tomato color so I knew it was time.We had burgers with lettuce, tomato and onion on them and they were great.
We checked into the progress the organic grow tower was making and we saw some great strides being made by the beans, especially.The tomatoes and peppers are chugging along and the kale is getting there. It has to be the composting, because at out old house, we never composted. You can see the difference in the growth here. Compostman has worked his magic!
The problem now is that people want us to deliver up to the city.Hah. What we grow we are keeping, and then the family will share in the rest. We have to step up our production if we want to bring them back to the city.
Although Jim attempts to put it out of his mind, I know I have to start putting things together for the trek back to the city, something which truly sucks.
I will get the girls out a few more times, try to soak the few flowers I have, and wait. If I manage to get a nap out of it, the better.The sad part is that even though I see the end in sight, it always feels five million miles away on a Sunday afternoon.
Regardless, I am going to try to get the most out of the rest of the day.
We are here at Undisclosed Deux, like that is some big surprise, right?
After two very long weeks at the city, we really felt weird coming down here because it was, although it was like our vacation, never mind the fact that it is our home. We have been working on the grounds, planting things we have nursed from the old house and kept in the sun in the city.Now, we have to figure out other essentials, like a shed for the tools, and colorful shrubs that will give a pop of color next to the house.
We gave ourselves a Sunday morning off, and plan to attend a 6PM Mass at the church we normally attend.We figured we never get a chance to get to that Mass so since we are still down here, why not?
The girls are resting after a nice family walk this morning under the ceiling fans, and what’s even more amazing is that chores are even more palatable down here…
Is there a magical time when you become an adult? Moving out of your parent's house? Paying your first bill? Getting married? Having kids? Turning 30? We are still figuring it out and writing about our journey along the way!