Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pepper doing what I wish I could do.

Maggie trying to figure out what I am saying to her.
Waldo unhappy with his new hair cut. It will grow back, don't worry.

Waldo happy and furry.
Pepper is my BIL, Edward, little dog. Maggie is my wonderful dog and Waldo is Gil's dog.
If I had been either, my days would have been easier. I have been planting and doing more planting. I put out nine banana peppers and one bell pepper and a jalapeno pepper. Then I planted 3 Better Boys, 2 Early Girls, 1 German Queen and 1 Celebrity, 1 Cherry and 1 Roma tomato plants plus 2 crook neck and 2 straight neck squash plants. Then I did some seeds, basil, parsley, moon flower, Lilliput zinnia, cocks comb, mammoth sunflowers, mint, cypress and my purple morning glories. If you get tried reading can you imagine how this ole body felt.
Prince brought me in a truck load of straw and I will put that around my plants after I lay down newspapers to keep the weeds out. I learned this trick from P. Allen Smith on TV. Then if barring no bugs attack, I can lean back and just gather the goodies as they come along. Oh, I forgot to mention lettuce and spoon tomato seeds. Spoon tomato grow in a cluster like grapes and are really cute to decorate salads. These are some seeds I saved and I hope the little plants will appear. For years, after I grew the first ones, they would volunteer each year and take over more of the garden. Thus, since the garden is small, I had to clear them and save seeds. Maybe Pa Christian and Mother will look down and give the little seeds a bump start.
The contractor came by yesterday and the painters had missed a ten foot space at the high end of the house and this little triangle space up on the roof where the wing of the house intersects. So unless they come today, it will be next week as we are forecast three days of rainfall.
We have lots of green cherries on the trees so it will soon be cherry picking time. Nothing better than a cherry cobbler or a biscuit with cherry preserves. Cherry preserves we make are Christmas gifts to family and friends.
The Kitty Justice even though gardening is a four letter word (WORK) it is worth it to have plenty to eat and share with others. One of Kitty's pleasures is to share. What have your shared today?


Mary said...

Lady Di,

You have been working hard, girl. Just think of the rewards when all of the vegetables are ready to harvest. I don't have space for a vegetable garden - only my flower garden but the boys and I try to plant some tomatoes each year.

Love the photos of the dogs. They are all quite beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.


Marcel said...

The dog photos are priceless. I loved the first photo of Waldo and I had to laugh when I saw it. Many years ago with had a sheep dog and it would hide for few days each spring when we cut her hair. Thanks!

Lady Di Tn said...

There is nothing like a home grown tomato. Glad you experience that one. There is a farm off highway 100 that grows a huge field of tomatoes and they sell veggie, fruit and homemade canned goods. So we enjoy his harvet too. Glad you liked the dog photos. I still feel like Pepper this morning. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

I am glad Waldo's picture sent you down memory lane and gave you a laugh. Peace

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Pepper sleeps just as Alex does!

Maggie reminds me of my old Lab, Bruno.

Waldo reminds me of Muffin!

LZ Blogger said...

Lady Di ~ Even though WORK is a four letter word... so is love and I LOVE to WORK in the garden! You've been a busy little beaver with all of these posts. Nice tribute to your mom for Mother's Day too! ~ jb///

B said...

What beautiful pictures. I'll always be a "dog" person...have a soft spot for them in my heart. Sure wish I lived closer...I'd offer to weed for you in exchange for a juicy, ripe tomato! Peace...Billie

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh your babies are adorable and i love that first one. which is what i am going to do right now is go to bed for the night.

Brandy said...

Oh you made me so hungry talking about all those good foods!! Can you believe that me, yes me with my brown thumb, actually planted some flowers yesterday! They are blue frescias. I hope they grow! I am off today and I think I may find a good movie to watch and lay on the couch! Hope you have a good day.

Lady Di Tn said...

Need to get a picture of Alex sleeping like Pepper. Mimi refuses to make up her bed if Sam Cat does not get up as she does not wish to disturb him. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

Gardening is work if I am OVERWHELMED however, I do love to work if it is at my leisure. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

Come on over and I will let you weed to your hearts content and have as many tomatoes that you can eat. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

Pepper is my BIL dog but we get to keep her when they go on vacation. She sleeps at the foot of our bed but wishes to lay on Prince's pillow. Maggie is my adorable baby. Peace

Lady Di Tn said...

Those flowers will be fine if you put them in the correct area, sun, shade or part shade. Have a good day watching a movie. Today would be a Gene Kelly day here since it is suppose to rain all day. Peace

Corn Dog said...

Awww, cute photos of all the pooches.