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May 31, 2013

These Things I Like....

Dogwood blossoms

These Things I Like....

* I'm off work for the summer, thank the gods and goddesses!

* I'm having foot surgery in a week and a 1/2, after limping around in severe pain for several months. I just couldn't do the surgery and work. BIG bone spur wrapping around heel. Really wreaked havoc with my back. While not one to post medical issues here, I'm looking forward to being pain-free.

*New couch to lay on with foot propped up post-surgery, much more firm and comfy

*Got most of the veggie garden planted, on a nice cool/cloudy day, will fill the rest in soon-

3 kinds of peppers 
  10 tomatoes
           raspberries getting blossoms
cheap, easy plant tag- on top of conduit tomato stake, with duct tape (of course!) 
                                a little chicken protection- chicken wire, nice and pretty invisible

*Found a good spot to plant more raspberries!

*The apple tree is LOADED, finally!

*The Service berry bush is loaded!

*Baby basil finally sprouted after our cold, wet weather 

*The Choke Cherry bush is loaded times 5! It made amazing jelly last year, really tasty

*Our new pear tree has 1 little pear. I'll save it for Dave

*We've been getting rain! It's so green!!!

*First rose

*We got the pond up and running, with our 2 new $10.00 Lilly pads with new pumps, still in the boxes. What a deal! From the Habitat for Humanity store. Got them off-season in the winter and stashed.

*I love Anya, she's so funny and sweet


Cathy Compeau said...

I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy

Candy C. said...

Hooray for summer vacation, not so much for the foot surgery though! I hope it helps alleviate the pain!
Your garden is looking great and all the fruit trees/bushes too! I think we are finally going to get some fruit this year too, after the past two years of no harvest.

nancy said...

Thanks Cathy, I'll take a look. I don't blog to meet a schedule for linkys though.

Thanks Candy. I had this done about 15 years ago, and 90 of the pain was gone in less than a week, so yes it'll work :) I'm thrilled about all the fruit, I can can!!!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Clearly you tired the kitty was hard work watching you do all of YOUR hard work :) Very nice post..I liked all of your photos and organized garden! :)

nancy said...

Thanks Debra. The garden will look much better when that whole tomato area is full and tall, with tomatoes!

nancy said...

I should add- I'll probably take down the chicken wire tomato protection, once they get bigger....