Skip to main content

De Jardin...


That's French for 'the garden'. (I think...I'm not positive, but I think. I just wanted to get my "Fancy Nancy" on.)

After much procrastinating (that's a fancy word for "being lazy") I finally planted our peppers and tomatoes!


Wow. What an abundant garden we shall have. The diversity in my garden just blows me away. It's amazing. Unreal, really.

Just to be sure we don't starve during the winter...I threw in some cucumbers for good measure. You know, 'cuz cucumbers'll getcha through a tough winter any day.

Only thing was, is that I wasn't really sure what to do with the cardboardy thing it was planted it?


I was curiously confused. Was this some sort of "green" way to start seedlings?


Could this whole dang thing just be planted right into the ground?


Must I remove cardboardish material prior to planting?


It was too much for my brain. I was going crazy.

Wait...actually, I think the "crazy" part was coming from the swarms of pterodactyl sized mosquitos (and when I say "swarms" I mean bazillions. For real...they were covering my legs.) that were attacking me.

When I die of malaria, at least my family will have green peppers to feast upon and remember me by. Sigh...the ways in which I sacrifice myself.

Anywhoodles...back to the confusion with the cucumbers. I couldn't contemplate any longer...I was running low on blood and the oxygen supply to my brain was diminishing with each new mosquito bite...so I made a rash decision:

Ditch it.

I knew I'd be safe for sure if I got rid of the cardboard...but I just wasn't sure if I was okay leaving it on.

So, I ripped it right off and tossed it aside! Actually, I lie. I used it first to swat a couple thousand mosquitos off me then I tossed it aside.


Just wanted to be clear on that.

Currently, this is how my garden sits:


Pretty boring, huh? Looks like salsa this fall...course, I'm still hoping to get in the rest of the seeds...wish me luck.

Oh, and could you go donate some blood for me? I'll need it by the end of this.


Comments

  1. Congratulations with "Le Jardin" - you're ahead of me!! I had to battle with bugs last summer...Japanese beetles massacred everything i planted....and i'm thinking of just forgoing the whole daunting experience this year...and stick to planting flowers....of course they won't save us from starving during the long cold winter....but thankfully there's a grocery store close-by!!!

    Those pots can be planted, btw, they decompose!

    ReplyDelete
  2. To funny! I sat and looked at my carboard thingy like that and really had to contemplate what to do with it. Finally I cut the bottom off so the roots could grow and then planted the rest... so far so good..everything is growing great :)

    PS I love me some Fancy Nancy.. she is so cute

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gardening is too ambitious for me, so props to you! And happy scratching!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I so wish we would have planted a garden this year. do you can your salsa for the winter

    ReplyDelete
  5. We got pepper plants last week at a farmers' market, and have yet to plant them in our garden- definitely on our "to do" list this weekend- yikes!
    Ours are in plastic containers, so they wouldn't disintegrate anyways, so we are going to take them out. Good decision;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yum! I planted bunches of tomatoes last weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. My husband does our garden :) We only have tomatoes & cucumbers.

    (We have just about every Fancy Nancy book at my house!)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love comments! And, I welcome your thoughts that aren't in agreement with mine...as long as they are respectful!

Popular posts from this blog

Our Colorado Trip

One week ago today, I had skied myself down a mountain (several times) and survived.

Oh, you guys...Colorado has captured my heart. I loved our vacation like you wouldn't believe and while I am not (nor will I ever be) a world class skier (let's be honest, greens are where you'll find me...and I won't be whizzing down them, either!), the mountains and the skiing and the fresh air and the walking everywhere? I grabbed a hold of me and doesn't seem to be making any moves to let go!


Check out this view from our hotel room!!


I just told someone today, "If I had had my kids with me, I'm not sure I would've come back." I felt so healthy and vibrant and alive...ugh, I wanna go back!

Funny story, the first evening we were in Beaver Creek, we walked down to the village and I got my first real look at the ski runs...I thought, "Huh. They don't look so bad." and we went about our business and had supper and went ice skating and tucked ourselves in…

Sludge.

Grief...it's like a thick sludge, hard to wade through, difficult to know which way is up, feeling like you'll never get out of it.
Today was a rough day. I'm not sure if it was just setting in, or that grief coupled with today being Baby Girl's and my birthday, was just a bad combination, but whatever it was, I found it hard to keep the tears at bay.
Just when I thought I'd have it pulled together, I'd hear or read the words, "I'm sorry", or field a phone call, or think about the amazing outpouring of love and support...and the tears would flow. Fast and furious.
I've discovered that my rock, my strength, comes from being around family; specifically, my husband. When I'm alone, the thoughts and memories coming flooding in and the tears come pouring out. My brother-in-law, Verd, was an amazing man. Actually, "amazing" doesn't even do him justice, I wish I could find a word great enough to describe the kind of man he was.

My heart…

What I've learned.

Tomorrow marks the return to a "new reality" for our family.
After a couple of good days, I know everyone is apprehensive about what tomorrow will bring. I guess we'll just have to see.
This past week has taught me a lot...not the least of which was how many lives my brother-in-law had touched. Over 2,500 people waited in line, each for about 2 hours, to pay their respects to him at his wake. I was blown away...we were ALL blown away. At his funeral, the church held more people than it had ever held before...Christmas mass and Easter Sunday included.
Our priest was even amazed.
I also learned, probably most importantly, just what an amazing family I married into. Just how wonderful they all are, how strong they all are, how faithful they all are. As I spent this week "disconnected", I realized I was more connected than I had ever been...to my family.
I learned that the things that matter most in life are those that can't have a value placed on them. It's no…