Yesterday was a marathon gardening day.
The garden is (re)planted.
Ok, well, not really the end, because of course I have to tell you what is planted!
I have come to the conclusion that Mother Nature is schizophrenic.
Sorry Mother... but you are a bit erratic, no?
Yesterday as I gardened it started out cold, then warm and sunny,
then cloudy, then cool and rainy, then warm and sunny again.
It rained so hard that Maddie sought shelter on the front porch of the playhouse!
(Maddie is our Newfie who gets shaved for summer every year...
making her look more like a poodle.)
In the span of 8 hours, I removed and reapplied my sweatshirt at least 5 times...
and amongst all that a raincoat came off and on a few times, too.
But the bottom line is this...
I am done.
So here is the final tally:
27 heirloom tomatoes
15 hot peppers
15 sweet peppers
Romanesco (Christmas tree cauliflower)
rainbow Swiss chard
purple sweet potatoes
carrots...red, orange, purple
spaghetti, acorn, butternut, yellow and zucchini squash (not looking so good since freeze)
4 varieties of eggplant
oodles of basil, dill, cilantro
(I am sure I am forgetting something... but you get the picture!)
And when I was all done, Ollie and Donnie Brasco thought they would entertain me a bit!
A bit of Ollie wisdom...
"When all else fails....bite him in the butt!"