I say gardening WIN!
Lookee here. A potato from my garden! First off, I can't take any of the credit. I give all the props to nature. My poor little garden is about as neglected as they come. I'm just not an attentive gardener. Mostly it is ignorance. I'm trying to learn as much as I can. In reality, it's not quite time to harvest my potatoes. The stalks need to dry and wither first. (see I'm doing my research!) I think I have a bunny to thank for digging this little one up because the other side is riddled with gnaw marks. But I wondered about the potatoes. I mean, you can't see them until they are ready so how do you really know if things are going according to plan? Guess like in life, you just gotta have faith.
This guy is positively thriving in my plot. Trouble is, I didn't plant it and I don't know what it is! It kinda looks like a rutabaga to me...but I dunno for sure. It's growing where I planted my lettuce seed. Which, BTW, is finally starting to grow. Like, 3 months after I planted it. Weird. I may have some lettuce after all, if those wascaly wabbits don't gobble it all up! Gardeners, do you know what this is?
My pumpkins are doing just dandy. Now, I've had some minor success in the pumpkin arena before. Good golly Pete, the first year I attempted pumpkins I only had one girl pumpkin plant and no bees. So I had to get out there with a Q-tip and, ah, intervene.
Lastly on the garden front, do you know how awful liquid seaweed smells? Ugh, it's baaaad. Apparently, the stinkier the fertilizer, the better it works or something. Man, it stinks.
Jules called me up after yoga and we hit up the local Snow Cone stand. Okay, hold on to your hats, I don't think I've ever had a Snow Cone before. True story. Overwhelmed at the plethora of flavors for your ice, I chose Wedding Cake. (I know, right?) Guess what?
I don't care for Wedding Cake flavored snow. Oh well, live and learn.
My buddy fixed up the old gas string trimmer we had and sold it for me on Craig's List. (thanks Eric!) He happened to sell it for the exact same amount that a new electric trimmer costs. The electric one is easy to start and doesn't frighten me as much as the other. So, another first, I weed ate. Success! I tell you what, I may actually get the hang of this yard work thing...
And finally, not having anything to do with gardening or yardwork, but a reminder of how much fun we had, a pic of our group after our hike up Camelback Mountain. Fun times.
I'm ready to go hiking again, how about you? Do you like to hike? Let's go to Colorado, shall we?