Archive for May, 2009

Barnyard Bed and Breakfast

Grace and Eric’s wedding came and went with my sleep over in the “Bed and Breakfast” upstairs bedroom at Kirstie’s and Charlie’s on Saturday night and wedding gift opening.  I was ready to go home and left their farm shortly after the gifts were being opened and food was served.

I enjoyed wakening up to sounds of cows and calves calling out to each other. Being that I don’t smell things (as I used to smell) the barn yard smells were unnoticed by me, and I perceived everything as fresh.

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Buying Petunias

Wednesday’s Mpls Star Tribune advertised for Gerten’s petunia flats on sale. Since Memorial Day is a part of the next weekend when Grace (grand-niece) and Eric’s wedding is scheduled, I would plan a trip to Gerten’s and buy some petunias, 2 flats.

Deb suggested we choose a white and a purple double petunias. And, so we did.

May Frost Advisory

Myla’s birthday (my niece) and the week ahead is filled with my private practice appointments. I only had time to look at the 3 Wigwam tomato trellises with great appreciation.  They were done!  3 more trellises were yet to be made, one tomato, one bean trellis and another for the melon container tub.

May is very dry. Watering with the watering can is very important. The weather has been cool and on the 16th and 17th we used tarps and sheets to cover tomatoes and raised beds over night. There was a frost advisory and if we had not covered the garden plants and brought in the flower pots, they would have been nipped by frost.

The First Tomato Trellises

These are the first tomato trellises amid the rest of the garden.

Tomato Trellises and Train Wrecks

This weekend I constructed 3 tomato trellises.  The 3rd one Deb helped with holding and measuring, all of which helped to speed up the building and completion of structure.

My body was impacted by all the bending and stretching. I felt like a physical train wreck. Going to bed for a night’s sleep was supported with two tylenol and a generous amount of Aspercreme soothing my hips, knees, and feet.  I would get a good night’s sleep and back at it the next day.

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