First the catch up: De had foot surgery last Friday and has been in the recliner with her foot up since. She's allowed to be up and around no more 5 minutes out of every hour, and has to have her foot elevated at or above heart level the other 55 minutes out of the hour. I took the week off, and have been doing the 'Nurse Mark' thing and working the lawn and garden in between. We have been so blessed to have family and friends bring in the evening meals. I'm a fair cook, but it so nice not to have to worry about what supper is going be amongst everything else. We see the surgeon for a followup tomorrow.
Between meals, hot drinks, cold drinks, ice bag changes, medications, post-surgery boot adjustments, counting out 5 minutes of up-time, housework and general errands, I have gotten some lawn and garden time in. Here is the more-than-a-little-embarrassing mess I started with:
|There is a garden under all those weeds!|
I weed-wacked between the beds and added lawn clippings. I still have more of this to do. Then (finally) got the tomatoes caged and pole beans trellised.
|Tomato cages in 10 foot beds made from 9' 4" of a 16' hog panel|
|The rest of the 16' hog panel set up for pole bean trellises.|
|Egg plant looks good|
|Broccoli (or Brussel Sprouts) look great|
|Brussel Sprouts (or Broccoli) looks great|
|The lettuce did not really survive the weeding..|
|But did better than the spinach. I think some of that is overgrown spinach, but it's all coming out.|
|The cabbage is doing great|
|I had some help with weeding the peas|
|And between the two of us, they look pretty good.|
|I was certain I had killed my Horseradish when I harvested last years crop. Apparently not....|
I've got plenty more to do, but at least I feel like I'm back in the game. I am, however, reaping the results of some gardening mistakes, which I'll fess up to in nauseating detail in the next post.
I've been trying to catch up on blog visits and hope to be on top of everything before I go back the 'day job' on Monday. As you all know, however, during gardening season one has to "make hay while the sun shines". I just wish it wasn't my lawn that needs a baler!! :-)
Take care all. Col. 1:9-12,