The Garden Is In

Monday, May 12, 2008
But no guarantees on how pretty it's going to look. We started out with great intentions, plenty of neatly ordered rows, each with a different vegetable. Simple yet perfect, right? Well, when you toss in a 3 year old and a 5 year old who have no sense of "staying inside the lines"...mayhem ensues. But you know what? That's okay. We'll have a row or two of carrots, beans, and lettuce. The occasional tomato and cucumber plant. And then random plants growning up all over the place: marigolds, green onions, Italian (I think) zucchini, beets, peas, more beans/carrots/lettuce, peppers, allysum, etc. Essentially, kid-sized handfuls of various seeds got dumped on top of the soil and covered, bags of seeds poured into holes dug by little fingers, and wind-scattered seeds which landed god-knows where as screams of hysterical laughter echoed off the garden's raised plots. More pictures as green things start to pop up (hopefully!). They might end up just being weeds but they'll be OUR weeds.

In other news, I think I might have finally succumbed to the flu that's filtering through the office. Or maybe whatever cold-like sickness the nephew had when he visited on the weekend. Or maybe I just didn't sleep well last night. Either way, I feel like a steaming pile of compost today and stayed home from work. I woke up as usual with the cats around 4ish, felt shitty, laid there for an hour, got up, called and left a message for the boss, and headed back to bed. I didn't get up again until 8:30ish. Man, that felt fantastic. A bit better but not great - sore throat, gravelly voice, massive headache. Unlike the rest of the office, I decided to stay home and NOT re-infect everyone else. I wish they had done the same. I'm hoping it's just a lack of sleep and not what they've got. It's horrific.


Wandering Coyote said...

I'm so jealous because I can't even plant yet! Not until the end of the month - still too cold at night. My seeds are all bought, though, I'm just waiting on the weather.

Sucks to be sick! Feel better soon. Lots of fluids, etc.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Just think of all those lovely vitamins you will be getting from all those fresh veggies.

SME said...

Congrats! Your garden will do super-well, 'cause Gumby is a kickass gardener. He grew giant watermelons and chickens.

sp said...

Some of the most beautiful gardens are not row gardens. I've always loved the mixed garden that looks a bit wild. A garden is a garden and what's important is what you get out of it.

Good for you for staying home. It drives me crazy when people come to work sick. I think it's selfish of people to do that.

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