Friday, April 8, 2011

I Love A Rainy Night

We were blessed with an unexpected, long awaited down pour, complete with hail, wind, thunder and lightning this afternoon. The smell and the sound was magnificant.

 I stood in the protection of my garage and soaked it up! I swear I heard the trees, grass, and flowers say "Ahhhhh".

 Thats right! I watered in the rain. No way was I turning off that sprinkler....I didn't want to stop the rain.

 I wanted to prance with the rain drops!
 It was short lived but the sky
was beautiful with the clearing.

The critters came out and the birds were singing praises.

Tonight the clouds are rolling back in...
the thunder is
grumbling in the distance as
the sun goes down.

Oh yeah....I love a rainy night!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow- Part 1

I thought I would do something a little different on my blog this spring/summer and journal every now and again about my garden. If your thinking it sounds slightly like watching paint won't be. You see I have absolutely NO idea what I am doing so this should be quite entertaining.
Today was day one....Planting day. Prior to today I prepared by doing..what else? Read a book!!! says Bible right on the cover so I can't go wrong. I have tried a small garden before without much luck. Much to my surprise I found out I was not using the correct system. So, now I will use Ed's High-Yield, never fail, W-O-R-D system and I too will have tons of beautiful produce.

I'm ready, have all the cast of characters including the queen of the garden....7 Celebrity tomato plants,
and I have already probably made a mistake. I should not have planted anything until after tax day, April 15th. My zeal got the best of me and I decided to go out on a limb, take the risk, and pray we don't have a late freeze. If the forecast calls for one I figure me out by my garden with a bonfire all night will make for an interesting blog entry.

 Well regardless of the weather I am committed now. They are in the ground and nicely watered...just as Ed instructed!

Wide beds
Organic method
Raised bed
Deep soil

I'm feeling really good about this!

Except for one thing........

This farming is really hard on a  girl's nails.