Only a lot better!
This is what the moon looked like Saturday morning when I took the dogs outside so they could do dog things. I had to run back in the house and get my camera. The light at the bottom is someones yard light. I thought the orb was a spectacular color.
My onions seem to be progressing nicely.
Upon closer inspection, I see I have a few peas coming up. Really...just a few.
Look! I have blooms! A promise for the future. I love tomatoes.
Pickling cucumbers, zucchini, and yellow squash are growing here.
I have been picking away at the chores in this garden. Farmer J came over today and helped me change out the fence in the top left corner. What a good friend.
This is what it looks like now. New fence and posts, all neat in a row. All boarded up around the edges to help keep the water where it will do the most good. As you can see, the other rows are about ready, too.
I also took the beds I made for the East wind garden and put them in here. I want to put ground cloth in the bottom so the crab grass can't grow through...or at least will slow it down a little.
What I really wanted to show you is that little yellow bloom. Your name is pickling cucumber!
This one is zucchini! My bread is so yummy! I can hardly wait!
This is what it looks like today. I am trying to get the water lines laid.
Late last week I trimmed up the oleander bushes. I still have three to trim. I have been thinking I could dig these up and replace them with pomegranates. Much better use of water...in my opinion.
I filled in this tree well with compost and manure. I want to do this to all the trees. They would be so pleased.
As you can see, I keep busy. I have lots of plans to get this place looking good again.
Only a lot better!
I have about half of this garden planted. This row has all the peppers and some tomato plants. Look along the wood. I put the 'name tags' by each plant for easy identification.
This row is all tomatoes. Beefsteak, cherry, celebrity, Black Krim, and Roma tomatoes. I have been having trouble with the Roma's. I have planted them twice and will need to plant again, I fear. Rabbits I think.
This row is ALL green beans...Blue Lake, bush beans. The whole row.
I planted the pickling cucumber seedlings along the fence so they can climb. The plants in front are zucchini. Not sure how this will work, but we are going to find out. Either way...I like both plants if one is to take over. Pickles and zucchini bread.
This is one of my apples. It survived the transplant. Yeah!
I also have peaches. Two trees. I see peach cobbler in my future.
You can see that my Circle is really looking nice. Sorry about the fence. I have been spending a lot of time out here lately. I have been doing a lot of praying.
Several months ago, I went in to the Dr for a check up. It started with my eye exam, then a bunch of blood tests and such, which turned into a colonoscopy, with a couple of polyps removed, and I FINALLY got the biopsy report...NO CANCER! I am so relieved!
Now...I felt like all was fine...but I NEEDED to hear it from the Dr. I try to take good care of myself so I won't get cancer, just to be clear.
The Lad's Dad passed from cancer 10 years ago this month. Which made these last 2 months hard on both of us. I am so grateful that this turned out well.
I am also 'flying solo'. I have parted ways with Farmer J, on a romantic level, but we are still friends. Who knows, but for now, friends is good.
As you can see...it has been a whirlwind of BS around here lately. I try not to use this to whine on, so I just didn't post much. I guess I felt like a duck on water...all calm and floaty on the top, and paddling like crazy under the water.
I know life can change in an instant, good or bad. But as the Lad's Dad used to say..."Who's to say what is good or bad?"