I just got back from a nearly 3-week long trip to the midwest to visit friends and family and look what happened while I was gone!
Look at these beans!
And those peas to the left of the beans! I picked a gallon baggie full of the peas this morning and they taste amazing.
My husband did a good job while I was gone, didn't he?
'Course he did let my arugula and spinach bolt, but I knew that'd happen. In their place, I'm going to plant onions and between those two rows of beans pictured above I'm going to plant more spinach and arugula in the shade the beans create.
Now, look at these tomatoes...
Wow! They both have tons of blossoms and the other 3 tomato plants behind me as I stood here and took this photo are huge, too.
When I was in Ohio and Arkansas, I noticed how far ahead the veggies were. People were already getting tons of tomatoes and cucumbers. The sunflowers were also huge and blooming like crazy. I had fun on my trip, but I am so glad to be home, it's ridiculous. I was truly homesick (gardensick?) most of the time I was gone.
I took some incredible pics of plants at a botanical garden in Arkansas that I still have to put in an album and then I'll post them. The highlight was a veggie garden they'd made to be a teaching garden. They had kids there to learn to plant, harvest and even cook with their bounty! It looked like so much fun. Yet another reminder of how great it'd be to have a classroom garden one of these years.
I kinda like being tagged like this. Who doesn't like talking about themselves?
Problem is, I don't know enough people to tag back!
1. For the first few years of my life my family and I lived in Venezuela! Some of my first words were in Spanish, but I'm a towheaded white girl. When you live in the tropics like that, you would often (especially when you're a tot) get parasites. Yes, that's right, when I was little I had WORMS! So did all of our pets. Not pinworms, mind you. Okay, I'll stop there.
2. I LOVE to eat. Someone I just spent a week with at a workshop told me I must have an amazing metabolism. To which I responded, "or a tapeworm" and she said, "or a tapeworm with an amazing metabolism", which cracked me up. Okay, it has occurred to me that the first two items involve parasites. And I don't know what that says about me.
3. I love stupid movies. Dumb and Dumber, Meet the Parents, Dodgeball, Along Came Polly. Not a sophisticated sense of humor anywhere in sight.
4. I'm a coffee snob. I love espresso so much I bought an espresso machine. And I want to marry it and spend the rest of my life with it. It brings light and love to my life.
5. I am a nail biter. I'll bite through the bitter stuff that's supposed to keep me from biting them, no problem. The only thing that keeps me from biting them is painting them, so either they're bitten to the quick or they're painted. No in between!
6. I can fall asleep in the middle of a sentence, sitting up, lying down, whatever. My husband is equally amazed and annoyed by this trait of mine. He has trouble falling asleep. I fall asleep before my head has hit the pillow.
7. I assign an annoying baby voice to my cats and other cute animals when I come near them. I narrate what I'd like to believe is their voice. I can't help myself and I do it even when no one else is listening. I thought I was just a wacko, but apparently, it's genetic. My aunt (without me knowing) has always done the same voice. We're both wackos!
There. Nothing very exciting, just proof that, yes, I have some seriously kooky traits. I love to hear about other's odd traits so I can remember we're all kooky in our own ways!