Neeners has been running hot and cold this week. She is either annoyed or furious. In order to settle her down, I thought we’d take a walk through the garden. Initially, not the best decision. “Look at that Morning Glory! I’m going to tell your sister to send those men in the white suits (those assigned to the Nursery Spray Crew in case you were wondering), and have them apply deadly force!!” I glared: “Oh no you are not – this is an organic garden, so we will pull out the Morning Glory – by hand.” She sneered. Then chuckled under her breath. She thinks I didn’t hear her but I did. If I see so much as one Morning Glory that appears to have been the victim of chemical ‘deadly force’, other men in white suits will be called, and they won’t be from the Spray Crew.
This foul mood all started earlier in the week when she visited her eye doctor. She was being bothered by a ‘floater’ in one of her eyes, and she went in, insisting he do something about it – immediately. Dick had the misfortune of stopping by right after she returned from her visit, and asked her what seemed to be the matter. He did this because she had a clippers in her hand and was hacking away at everything in her yard like there was no tomorrow. She replied “I told Dr. So and So to go to the Eye Bank and get me a new right eyeball. He said it didn’t work that way”. Off went another unsuspecting branch.
She eventually did calm down, but before she completely wipes everything out, I thought you might enjoy seeing how well the garden and yard are doing…so far. Almost time for Tayberries – bushes are loaded this year!
Strawberries are still going strong. I managed to eat these before the birds did.
Neeners’ mood is improving by the minute, and now she is gloating: She has the first tomatoes on her Early Girl:
Sugar Snap Peas are looking good. But I have been warned not to pick any because “they are not full enough yet”. I bet I’ll go out there tomorrow and all will have mysteriously disappeared. She’s like that.
Beans are going crazy and needing twine to be strung so they can climb. This is usually Gary’s responsibly. Neeners has reported “I called your brother Gary and told him the beans were calling his name”.
Beets are ready to thin…
And Kolhrabi is ready to harvest. Luckily Neeners does not know what this is, so Dick and I may have a shot at it.
And now she is one happy camper! Here she is with the first lettuce and some little Walla Walla Sweets. Order has been restored in her universe and all is well.
…and now for a little trip around the yard. It’s Hydrangea madness!