Jul 30, 2008 | 10:17 AM PST
Well I am excited to say the least. I hand picked the most out of the garden last night. 25 glorious cucumbers! There will be more to pick by the weekend so canning pickles here I come. The sunflowers have grown so tall that part of the garden is lacking in sun so not sure we will get any more zukes this year. But the tomatoes look yummy and we will have more than a handful of jalapeno peppers. Not much to say about the bell peppers that I planted. Not one has produced yet and a co-worker has already brought some to work. Oh well there is always next year.
Better dog news is Rodeo got to hang with a neighboring dog and loved running around the yard at what looked to be 100 mph. Kiana entertained Rodeo for hours which was great since he hasn't played that much since loosing his sister. On a garden note I have found beetles, bugs and lots of mosquitos! Ugh. Since this is my first garden in years I was not thinking about all the bugs out there. The beetles are very shiny and they are eating my sunflower plants which look like trees now. I have to update some pictures and show everyone how large they are. I have grown sunflowers where ever I have lived but they have never gotten this big. I can't wait until they start opening up and see how large the flowers will be. The squirrels are going to love me soon. They were all over them last year. Hanging upside down even to reach the specific one they wanted to nibble on. Picking cucumbers this week and making pickles over the weekend. I can't wait.
Jul 25, 2008 | 9:38 AM PST
So this is my first blog on this site and unfortunately its a sad one. On Tuesday my boyfriend got home from work early and one of our puppies was dead. It made us so sad especially her brother. We got the puppies for the kids as a Christmas present. One girl, Daisy and one boy, Rodeo. We have no idea why at 9 months she died but my sister said she most likely had an aneurism. Poor thing. The kids took it hard but I think Rodeo is most upset and very lonely. They did everything together! Sleep, eat, play, get into things, and more. She was our lazy daisy that soaked up as much attention as she could and was the most affectionit one. Now Rodeo is next to our sides the entire time. He doesn't like to go outside by himself for any period of time which before they would spend hours out there. I bet he misses playing and looking for critters with her. I guess people do have just one dog but its a wierd feeling not to have two dogs all of a sudden.