Friday, January 8, 2010

January Gardening!

It looks pretty stark out there right now, but I wanted to document the neatly organized tomato cages. You see, I left home in early October to care for my daughter, and left the tailend of the gardening up to my DH. Sadly, he tossed the cages to the side of the garden in an unruly stack which I found to be an eyesore upon returning. I've had shoulder surgery and cannot use my left arm for much, but one bright and sunny day went out to 'one arm' them into submission. The sight pleases me as does the garden empty of what looked like a pile of metal trash. We've had many deer visit this winter with a trail of poo all around the fence. This morning I discovered the mulch pawed away so they could nibble on the grass clippings laid down on the last mowing of the lawn.
Below is what the garden looks like today with a blanket of snow insulating it. You can see one old-fashioned tomato cage on the right where I have a small Peony planted.

The dear fence (electric) is not 'on', but keeps deer out right now anyway. There is no sign they've figured out how to enter.

The picture below shows only a few of the sparkles on the snow this morning. Really, it looked like a field of diamond...which reminds me of a Paul Simon song, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes. If I walked around enough out there would I have diamonds on the soles of my shoes?


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

That is amazing that you have all that deer! The snow is very pretty!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Beautiful! I wish we had more snow here. We had to drive into the surrounding mountains to go sledding. Before you know it, that garden will be growing again. God bless you this Sunday, Jackie

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

BTW, I'm so glad to see you are posting more. I love seeing what you are up to and snippets of your daily life.

Connie said...

Smiling here about you "one arming" those tomato cages into submission!

Where there is a will there is a way....this I've learned in my recent infirmities, though God is also teaching me that my will sometimes needs to be tempered with patience. :-)