Happy May Day. I missed my blog for April but I have been busy. Two weeks ago I planted lettuce in containers on the 17th as well as 5 pots of Empress of India Nasturtium to attract the Hummingbirds. I decided to follow some of my Garden Guide Friends and plant the three sisters in my main garden. I purchased Tomatoes for containers yesterday. I bought two Tomatoberry plants and two Husky Reds and planted them today. Both are indeterminate tomatoes. I also planted two Rainbow Sweet Pepper plants in containers. They should get a good 8 to 10 hours of sunlight on the stones.
My Wife and I took our oldest daughters cat to the vet today to be put to sleep. She was 19 years old and a real trooper in her old age. She had a Hyper thyroid which caused her to loose about 6 pounds in two years, even with medication. Two weeks ago she stopped eating dry food and was very weak by Sunday. I went out Monday before work and bought wet food which allowed her a slight recovery, but by yesterday she was loosing control of body functions. Today, although she seemed to smile, she stopped purring when held. We allowed her outside today. She laid on the deck before exploring the yard. She was a House cat and was only outside with my daughter in her first year. She had trouble walking, falling a few times, but made it the 30 feet to check out the shed.. We stayed with her to the end, it was fast, almost instantaneous. My daughter came home today to say good bye. We took her at 1:30PM. I have no regrets, she is no longer suffering, and we have great memories.
I have been bad. I have only been to Garden Guides about once a week the last month. My youngest daughter gets married next Saturday and again we have been busy. I cannot wait. It is going to be a great party. We have friends coming in from around the country to celebrate this occasion. It is just proof that life goes on. I am excited to be giving my little girl (27 years old) away. I don't know how she will be dressed, but dad will be in a Grey Pinstriped Suit with a Lavender shirt, navy tie, hankie and suspenders. A regular Beau Brummel.
I looked today and I think a Chipmunk is living under the stump of the pine tree we lost on St. Patty's' Day. I had my first ever Bluebird sighting this week at the suet feeder. We have friends that have them, but I have never seen them in our yard. I put the Hummingbird feeder up on April 1st but I have not seen a Ruby Throat yet.
Three weeks ago the hops were three inches high. Today they are eight feet. They are firmly attached to the trellis and I dare the wind to try and knock it down again.
We had frost on Wednesday this week and it is 89 degrees now. Good luck on planning a garden. I was fishing once this month and caught “A” fish. It is now too hot for Trout. The temperature goes down again next week, so perhaps I can get some fishing in before the big day.
I hope everyone is too busy gardening and enjoying the outdoors to read this.