School was official over for me on Thursday........yippee!!!! However, I am a far cry from kicking back and relaxing. The abundance of rain has put the garden behind quite a bit. Most of my stuff is in but not everything, but I did get all of my flowers planted and potted.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The most important reason to get all of this done is so my cats can enjoy the screened-in-porch while I continue my slave labor outside. I purchased this water-fountain/bubbler/therapy ball for $10.00 It does not make any noise, just a nice flow of water to "relax" a person. HOWEVER, it does also serve as a cat water bowl, not that I am pointing any fingers at Casper who just so happens to be sitting there!
Every year I make a tomato planter for the deck.....just in case I am too lazy to walk to the garden for a tomato:)
This little grouping is on the screened-in-porch also. The citronella plant to hopefully help with mosquitoes and a nice rosemary plant.
I added this little sign that says "Hope Gives Wings to Our Dreams" to this tool box planter of flowers.
My millet plant is coming along quite nicely even after it was "nibbled" on by a goat predator.
On Friday, Dixie and I were running some errands and my hay man said that the one nursery was marking down all of the vegetable flats SO of course, I had to stop and got 6 sweet potato plants, a birdhouse gourd and swan gourd plant, 2 scented herbs, and a mini pumpkin and a Jack-o-Lantern plant. All of those were only a dollar a piece. Alvin said he would volunteer to help me plant:)
Today's humidity was just unbearable and the animals were really having a rough time with it. Averill, my yearling black gully, found standing in front of the fan worked best for her; though the goats I don't think found that funny.
This is an escapee who flew the coop this morning and was NOT going back in. She thought she was funny like that. I hear the thunderstorms rolling in AGAIN so I should get off of the laptop. Hope all is well with those of you who stop by to read:)