Par for the course

Thursday, May 25, 2006

It's spring. Life has not let up for about two weeks but instead of being stressed out and unhappy and crabby it feels great! In spite of being sick most of last week (stupid spring colds) I finished the fence for the garden.

It is certainly bunny-proof after burying the chicken wire down about 4 inches. And a good thing too! Here are a couple new additions to our backyard:

If I didn't have that fence up I would be blistering with hate for those cute little bunnies because they would already be eyeing the lettuce that just sprouted the other day. As it is, I think they are the cutest little fluff-balls ever to grace my back lawn.

Once the fence was up I scrambled to get the garden planted and in the haze of sickness last weekend I finished. I don't have a picture of it all planted but here is one of the not-so-fancy gate I built with it's tomato-in-a-pot lock.

Those are strawberries behind the gate and, believe it or not, we ate our first strawberry last night! There were a few tiny ones starting when we bought the plants and I had to leave a couple to grow (even though I should have nipped them all off to make the plants work on root growth instead of fruit production) and they're just ripening now. Soooo delicious!

And finally the knitting. I have been knitting! In between all the gardening, end of school stuff, work, and reading I've been knitting a simple toe-up sock.


Jennakate said...

you know, those bunnies could be useful... need an angora scarf? :)
the garden looks snazzy! nice work!

Imbrium said...

I can't tell you how much I miss home-grown tomatoes. Your garden looks wonderful.

gina said...

Cute lil bunbuns. But yah - cute only when not eating your garden. It is truly amazing how much (and how fast!) they can eat. My pet bunnies can eat a whole, large carrot and a bunch of cilantro in about 3 minutes.

gina said...

Oh and... what kind of yarn? I love the color! Hooray orange socks!

Carrie said...

Wow, nice work on the garden fence. My last sock pal knit socks for me out of that yarn and I love them!

Cathi said...

I can't wait to see all of the yummies that come out of your garden this year- I'm so excited to be planting already. I think it will be a while before we have anything to eat, but it'll be great when we do.

Sorry you weren't feeling well- hope all is better now!

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