Yesterday, the Hunny came home about an hour early from working. I had been feeling sorry for him having to work on the holiday. He has been putting in some Saturdays too. He is feeling it, not being a spring chicken anymore. He is definitely a seasoned rooster. Cock a doodle doo!
He was sittin in a chair with his feet propped up, and he says, "Wife-
I am thinking to myself that he should just sit there with his feet up.
I wish I could have taken pictures of what happened. We had just started and the wind started blowing big time. Wind here can blow a big person down the road. I hollered at the man, "It's fixin to STORM." I was hollering so he could hear me. We are both pretty HARD OF HEARING without a big wind storm blowing the words away.
The man made the executive decision to continue.
And it rained.
It was a gully washer. Too much rain for pictures.
We were completely soaking wet, and it was fun. We weren't hot that is for sure. I was thinking that maybe I should do more yard work in the rain. I did a real red neck thing. I grabbed my mop bucket and caught the rushing water from the gutter spout and dumped it into my garden where the rain doesn't get too. Saved myself a bit of money! The water was just gushing, it took about 3 seconds to fill the bucket up. That is a lot of water.
But then, just when we had a full driveway of limbs that were humongous as in about 12 feet long each.
The CHAIN SAW BROKE. The rain was letting up in intensity, which was good, but the whole front yard was a pile of limbs.
So what did we red necks do?
The Hunny goes to his bottomless pit of tools and brings out this electric saw that would be perfect for carving up a turkey, and I get out my loppers.
We got the pile done.
Did you know how hard it is to see in the rain if you wear glasses?
I did not get to close to the chain saw or the electric saw, not when the Hunny is saying he can't see. Yeah right. We are nuts, it is official.
I just admired the results.
Can you believe I still have not planted the planters by the door?
If I wasn't so cheap I'd stuff them with artificial flowers. The gorgeous kind that cost about $10 for each branch. It'd cost a small fortune to fill these up.
But empty? GAH what am I thinking? Not.
At times I cannot even get a foot into an area to do any work.
My jumbo grande zucchini plant bit the dust.
the worms got it.
This is out of hand.
Some stuff I just yanked up and tossed.
I found some whopper cucumbers that had travelled way back into the jungle.
Little suckers thought they might be watermelons.
Wish I was picking fruit from them.
Still green and the birds have gotten all the ripe ones so far, they are pigs.
They get so greedy they start pecking the green ones. I get mad when they take a bite out of each fruit looking for the best one. Gimme a break.
I never have figured out a way to get them off the mater plants.
I thought we could give them some safe nest sites, but they have never used them. Birds can be dumb.
We used to have a pair of doves that built nests here every year.
They chose the most precarious places. One time the top of the weed whacker, that was terrific. Another time in a plastic ice cream bucket on top of an out door freezer. We had to provide some help for those babies to make it. In a strong wind the bucket blew off the freezer and the little babies blew into the yard. My husband was looking for them and could only find one. He put the nest back into the bucket and the one baby. Then he saw our good dog Rasmus focusing intently on something. He had found the baby and was waiting for the Hunny to come and get it. Good dog.
So both babies made it. The Hunny duck taped the bucket to the wall. Course then he had to repaint the dang wall. The things we do for critters.
So you can think about what you want to do next year with your free seeds from my give away.
Every year mine is different.
I hope it doesn't bore you.
This year I put in low growing things.
Sugar pie pumpkins. Cabbages and collards.
The pumpkin flowers are pretty.
Why a nice cold coke float.
No not diet coke.
Horrible junk food and just the thing I wanted and couldn't resist.
It was great too.
Now, go sign up for your seeds.