Thursday, April 30, 2009

April Garden.............

The summer garden is really starting to take off. Lots of beautiful green.
Ahhhh my poor bababerries. I lost my first plant. It just started shriveling up just like this one. I am still trying to baby this one along. If these are the only berries I end up getting then these are some mighty expensive berries.

Pole Beans
Pole Beans


Cucumbers, really starting to take off and I am guiding it up the trellis.



Beautiful, beautiful RED


This is the start of my new melon garden. In the center I will be propping up a teepee trellis for more pole beans. In the upper right corner next to the fence I have three okra plants just popping forth from the ground.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Neurotic Dog has Struck Again!!!

I have a very neurotic border collie. Any type of banging or popping sound drives him insane. Anything similar to fireworks or gunfire or a swinging screen door.

He has done some serious damage over the last few years. I can not leave the dogs outside when I leave the house to go anywhere because he panics and jumps the fence. When I leave the dogs in the house and I go somewhere I pray the wind doesn't pick up and cause a noise that will frighten him.

I have come home to some total disasters. He has torn down several mini blinds fighting to get out the windows. Now when I go somewhere I go through the house and make sure that every window is locked. A couple weeks ago when I went to town he jumped on top of my dresser, knocking down my huge tower of acrylic paints and a few other odds and ends and forced the window open. What a mess.

Once again he pulled another stunt this week. I had made sure that all the windows were locked but he again jumped on my dresser and managed to get my window unlocked and knocked over a stack of pictured in frames and a very large television. I havent tested the television yet to see if it is damaged but there was pieces of broken glass everywhere from the busted up picture frames.. what a mess.

Doggy valium is definitely needed.

Look at this innocent looking guy, surely he isnt the culprit.

I Have Good News and I Have Bad News..........

The good news is ..... I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance with Geico.

The bad news is...... Family will be living on rice and beans for a while because teen daughter survived tryout week and is now a VARSITY CHEERLEADER!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vertical Gardening.........

I am experimenting with a lot of vertical gardening this year. In order to make the most of my limited space I am trying to force as many plants as possible to grow UP ......

This is my tomato trellis that I built all by myself.Tomato plants are in, trellis is just a wee bit lopsided but it will work fine.A few marigolds added around the tomatoes.Growing tall.