I just snapped this photo of my gardening clogs.
It's been a soggy, gloomy, cozy, cool, wonderful weekend.
I had company a lot this weekend, and I'll be darned if I didn't get a single photo.
The quilt for my mom-in-law was finished.
Glenco did most of the clipping on this quilt. He comes in awful handy.
So does Slinx.
She's gotta be right in the middle of everything.
In between raindrops and company I did accomplish a few things in the garden. This year, gardening is different. Different as in there is no gardening budget.
At first I was a bit heartbroken - how would I manage without my 50-75 4" annuals?
What in the world will I fill my crocks with?
Will it be splendiferous?
It has to be splendiforous!
That's when it comes in handy to be creative.
They say necessity is the mother of invention.
Behold my beautiful, rustic, whimsical, and best of all, free - pole bean tower.
I'm kinda digging it. I hope the Kentucky Wonder pole beans dig it - and grow well on it. I really didn't want to have to put strings around it or anything, but I may have to as the beans grow.
I made a couple of them.
Empty spots in the garden will be filled with vegetables. They are cheap, they are green, I get food - it works for me!
I'm relying heavily on seeds this year - and have planted a lot of my containers with nasturtium seeds.
It's not as instantly gratifying as buying the plants, but good things come to those who wait - at least that's what 'they' say, who ever 'they' may be.
Another awfully clever thing I did - at least I think I'm pretty clever, and I'm quite pleased with myself over -
I filled my bathroom window box with little starts of perennials around the garden.
This fall, they'll be nice and big, and I can replant them in the garden.
I might be on to something here!
I might be on to something here!
I'm a bit determined now to fill all of my containers with things that I can either eat, or replant in the garden this fall.
In the past, I was pretty bad about just pulling out things that I considered weeds....little hollyhock plants that had reseeded in places I didn't want them, oregano, lambs ear, even starts of raspberries that were unruly.
Off to the compost pile they would all go!
No more! Now that I'm unemployed, they are gold!
I've been potting them up as I weed the beds.
Look at the booty!
We (Glenco and I) also increased the vegetable garden by 750 sq feet. I needed more room for pumpkins.
Photos to come.
I was finally able to use an old wire fence that I had. I'm so excited, I could pee.
No really, I could.
In other news, it's come to my attention that I have arthritis in my hands.
What I'm about to show you ain't pretty.
I'm getting knobs on my knuckles.
My hands are stiff a lot and ache, and, well...ache.
I tried to pick up a pen yesterday and I dropped it.
The cool, damp weather makes it worse.
What do you get when you work your fingers to the bone?
I hope it doesn't get any worse.
I'm eating well, so that I don't increase inflammation in my body.
The BoyChild seemed awfully concerned that my hands were aching me so - he made me rest them yesterday with the heating pad. Fussed at me when I'd get on the computer - saying I needed to rest my hands. Refused to let me make him some muffins.
He made me lie on the couch and wrap my hands in the heating pad after he massaged them.
What a doll.
Well my friends, since it's a bit too soggy to dig, I suppose I'll go love on the birds a bit, and clean the old house.
The clothesline is empty, and I do believe it will stay that way today as well - I have a feeling my brassiere would hang out there a week before it dried!
Looks like another soggy, humid week here in Indiana.
Have a swell day!