The garden is in…..

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I am so excited to announce that the garden has made its arrival and it is looking great! I have to get some dirt for the Herb garden, and still have a small amount of seeds left to plant and the melons still need to go in the ground. But that will happen today. Now the fun part begins with watching them all grow up so pretty and eating the yummy that they give us.

The kids helped me get it all lined out yesterday as I threw my back out trying to do it alone. It was awesome to spend that time with the kids and have them be apart of our food. the fruit will mean more to them now when they eat. Because they will know where it came from.

Vegetable Garden road blocks

It has been a few days since I have been able to blog. There have been a few road blocks….. I had a small mini vacation with my mother in law and my sister in law. And this weather and mechanical issues with the tiller have all interfered with me getting my garden going. BUT….. now the garden is tilled and I was headed out today to make rows and get to planting when of course it had to rain again!! Hopefully I can still get some thing done for my poor garden today.

But in the mean time we can always explore more ideas for our garden. I am off to do that now and will return with a wonderful list for you all.

My Grandfather Who Lingers Still

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At breakfast he sits just across

from the coffee cups and pats of butter,

elbows propped on either side of an empty

placemat while I flip through a magazine.

 

And then I am winding down with the

sun that hugs me through our bay window,

while he is swaying hello from the maple tree

with the shade that falls in and out like an eager child.

 

He turns down the bed and tells me

the same story of his childhood while I

brush my teeth and close the curtains,

routinely kiss the photo of him on the nightstand.

 

He touches my face, my grandfather

who lingers still, and I don’t feel it but I can.  

Either way there is a warmth I can’t explain;

he leaves me love letters in my dreams.

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Boiling Water weeding

Last evening I spent pouring 5 pots of boiling water on the weeds in my front flower bed. It rained shortly after so I am not sure it worked yet. and it’s still raining so I will find out as soon as I can from the porch it seems to have browned them and they are for sure laying down. so I am hoping to be able to walk out there and just pluck them roots and all from the ground and magically have a pretty bed to put some pretty flowers. Do you think it will work that way? haha I am hoping…..

I am not quite sure what to plant up front just yet, I am thinking hostas and some room for some pretty low lying flowers also. But I am going to do some research and a lay out today. I waited to late for most seeds but my vegetable garden took priority this year with the pocket book being as it is. and by the time I am ready to plant in the flower beds I can get the discounted plants from the nursery’s and garden centers.

now I am off to get some gardening done. I will take any ides on flowers for the front to. it is the walk way to my front door so nothing that draws bees or attacks bugs of any kind. and low lying is best so I can show case my porch.