Friday, June 11, 2010

Garden Soup/Soggy Vegetables

This is what the rain looked like late yesterday afternoon.
I think we've gotten over 4 inches in the last week, maybe more, so my garden is not worth even looking at...but I do because it always holds so much hope in it. The pathways are small ponds, and the beds are full of soggy, limp, bedraggled tomatoes that SOMEONE has been pulling up. Now why would that be?
Two days in a row the south bed was strewn with the plants I'd carefully planted on the one sunny day two weeks ago.
It is so disheartening to see this.

The robins love sucking up the easy worms.
And you can see to left of her that the pathway is muck.
This north bed of tomatoes was undisturbed by the vandals.

The cabbages are doing okay.
I wouldn't say they are thriving, but at least they survive at this point.
Gardening is such a challenge here with clay soil, the late frosts in June and July, the early frosts in August and September. And now the monsoons. We are trying our best to grow as many veggies for our own consumption and dealing with so many forces against us.
I'm beginning to whine so look on down to see what I'm doing while stuffed inside my house cage.

Aprons! I've made four this week and have three more to finish up.
It is so fun to create these cute reversable aprons for myself and others!

Today is our 5th anniversay, so I've picked some bouquets, fixed a lovely lunch and await my husband's gift of taking me to dinner.
I fixed up the table sweetly with a tablecloth and these bouquets around the dining/living room. It has been special.
We are doing well in this thing called marriage that neither of us excelled in before.
It is good!


Connie said...

Happy Anniversary, sweet friend!! Where did you end up going for dinner? Your hubby called about the restaurant below our house and I was sorry to have to tell him it was closed.
I think the rain is coming to an end, and that sunny days will be upon us soon. Let's hope there's still time to grow some good food! You are welcome to come down for a visit. I was busy helping with a bridal shower this week, and then we spent a couple days in Spokane, but am free now.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

At least you have some flowers that are blooming. Gosh, your poor garden. I know you are discouraged. It's been a weird year, hasn't it? Mine isn't doing too hot either.

You are doing well in marriage. You have come so far and I'm so proud of you.

the aprons are adorable! I would love a red and white one like that for Christmas! HInt, hint! LOL!

Mimi said...

Happy Anniversary! 5 years is a milestone.
This weather gets tedious, doesn't it?!!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Happy anniversary, Catherine! So glad you and Jay are doing well and grown in your relationship with each other as well as the in the Lord. e are celebrating 15 years today!

Can't wait to see you in August. Thanks so much for the invite! I'm hoping some of your garden will have survived, LOL. I'm really looking forward to picking your brain :)

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