Friday, July 20, 2012

Eternal optimist

It's time to start on the fall garden.  I may be five days early, but hopefully that will work.  I planted cabbage seeds, carrots, and green beans in the dust  The soaker hose is out there doing its thing right now.  My sister-in-law wants some beets to pickle, and I'll plant some for her in a few days.  Ideal time to plant fall beets is August 1, but I'll probably be a couple days ahead of that.  
Cliff and I got out and about fairly early this morning, took our walk, and started working:  He used the weed eater and then got on the riding mower; I tilled and planted.  I still have to avoid sun exposure for four more days, so even though it was early in the day, I dressed to protect myself.  

Very dusty indeed.  

Why yes, I do always garden barefoot.  Why do you ask?  
With four cats around who think the garden dirt is their private sandbox, it gets pretty stinky out there running the tiller.  I certainly hope cat poop makes good fertilizer.  


Adirondackcountrygal said...

Don't rototill your foot! :) Your garden looks great.

darev2005 said...

I guess I'm too much of a city boy and a worry wart. Running a rototiller in your bare feet just looks like a bad idea. Eek.

I'm sure you have been doing that forever. But I would lose at least a toe on the very first day. I'm a klutz.

Rockintnc said...

I love it! Memories of my gramma gardening or feeding her calves. She wore long sleeves and long dresses all the time and believe it or not as soon as she got to the garden, off came her shoes! She wouldn't let you in the garden unless you were barefoot.
Your garden looks great!

Bookncoffee said...

Ahhh, I see you are protecting yourself from sun exposure thus the long shirt.


LOVE your outfit. Especially the hat. I'm crazy about hats. Your CORN puts all the folks around here to shame. They would be so jealous. They can't help the drought, but the corn is brown and barely a few feet tall. Take care. Autumn is on the way.

Fernan said...

You talk about starting a Fall garden. we haven't harvested anything for our 1st garden. Sheeesh, what a few inches on a map make!

Melissa Wiggins said...

Just read your daughter's report on the hospitalization -- so sorry. We will be praying for her quick recovery and that the pain lessens soon. Is she anywhere near Research Hospital? I'm right around the corner from there if she needs anything. MGW