This is a lovely summer’s day. The temperature is not sweating us out of the house. The rains have come and gone. This means no more restrictions on watering with sprinklers.
Come let’s walk through the backyard and view the plants. The first plants we come across are the herbs. Mom has dried lots of them and is looking to make herbed vinegar and oil. I told her she doesn’t have the time but she insisted in that way peeps can.
We are headed to the veggie garden next. I have fertilized and watered everyday. Also I have mixed the soil so that bugs don’t have a chance to set up housekeeping.
You will notice in the first row there is cauliflower, 3 of them to be exact. There are a couple of beets and a few carrots. I got to aerating the soil and couldn’t help myself and did a witches dance. The results are only 2 beets remain in that row and there are very few carrots this year. However, mom got all carried away with the beets and chard in the second row….making up for my boo boo in the first row. The 3rd. row is all corn and doing very well from all that hot weather we had. The two last rows are beans and peas. Notice the sunflowers mom grew from seed.
Come over here my friend and see part of the flower garden.
Right in the middle of the picture are the lavender coloured phlox. The aroma from the phlox is divine, so mom says….I think it stinks myself. Beside the phlox, is the new rose mom got as a remembrance of her mom. Behind the phlox and rose and well protected are 2 huge tomato plants. Moving to the left, there is the pink hydrangea. Mom added a chemical compound to the soil to turn the soil more acidy, thereby giving us blue flowers instead of pink. It didn’t work mom. There is another big tomato plant behind the hydrangea. The tomatoes have lots of fruit but they’re not red yet.
Let’s step into the greenhouse for a few moments and see how the crops are doing in there. You are looking at the 3 pepper plants we got from small transplants. All 3 have peppers on them. The one pepper to the right is an Hungarian Sweet Pepper Plant. Mom thought because of its shape the peppers would be hot and she figures she’s hot enough and doesn’t need those to help her. Aw mom I didn’t mean to embarrass you! MOL You can see the leeks just in front of the peppers and the celery is to the far left. To the far right and out of sight is the Spaghetti Squash. Mom has pollinated the squash but no big ones are on the way yet.
Let’s mosey (mousey) back to the deck.
Ack! Don’t run at me like that! Now I need a piddle pad from Dezi of Dezi World’s powder room. Geesh. This is not how to make friends!
What a great sleep I had Kali. My word, I slept so hard…it must’ve been all the fun at Cat Scouts yesterday. I wrapped myself in the Canadian Flag. MOL
It’s my Gotcha Day, mom. Did you make a special meal for me. Sure did Shoko.
*Shoko opens the blinds on the sliding glass door* Surprise Shoko….we remembered it was your Gotcha Day. AWWW…you dudettes!! I sure love you two.
Woohoo..let’s get out of here and join the fun!
Mom brought out some more nibbles for us and our peeps.
Mmm…it doesn’t get any fresher than this my friends.
Don’t worry! The lemonade is spiked with 7 up and a few cherries.
Hey Bacon, you can have all the carrots if you want…we got them for you my little snorter.
Shoko reached the level of Sabertooth Tiger in Cat Scouts Saturday. This is the highest level a kitty can reach in Cat Scouts….we are so proud.
Remember last year mom…..you didn’t know how to make a Gotcha Cake then….MOL… Move on Shoko….let’s not tell everybody that I am still learning and sometimes get terrifyingly mixed up…shhh. Alright mom! Geesh.
Sorry no chicken here today Cupcake. Try a Fish Witch, they’re delicious! I invented them…I’m going to tell Raz so he can cook them at his Friday Fish Fry on Cat Scouts.
Hi there my little cuz…great to see you Dharth. Your friends are more than welcome too. Dig in…either in the garden or for some great food. MOL
Here are some beautiful cards that I received for my Gotcha Day
Here are the treats for your peep from mom. These are strictly fresh from the garden.
For the kitties here are some treats to take home.
Hope you all had a fantastic time…I sure did my friends. I owe this to my sis Kali…I really thought she forgot me….boy was I wrong.
What a fun week we had. Kali has been out sunning herself in her hat and sun glasses so she doesn’t have to worry about a burn. Her fur is white and she seems to feel the effects of the sun quickly.
Me? well I’ve been helping mom, as usual. We got several pots of flowers planted. The leeks and celery were planted in the greenhouse along with the Summer Savoury herb. We ran outside every few minutes as it was hot as stink in there. I noticed a green pepper fruit is about an inch wide on the peppers. All the squash is planted outside except the spaghetti squash. So we need to plant the corn, cauliflower, swiss chard, beets and carrots yet.
This carrot seed tape is easy peasy. No fuss or mess, just lay the tape down and cover with soil. Of course, I grab the tape and run….just airing the seeds out. Then I continually break them for mom. So when she does lay them down…they are of a smaller size she can handle.
Earlier in the week Speedy The Cheeky Rex Rabbit had me as a guest bunny on Disapproving Bun Day. I had a ball as a bunny. Mr. Mick, a handsome guest bunny and I kicked up some dust with Speedy.
Nellie from The Cat From Hell also made me an honorary member of the Cat From Hell and put me on her Hellions Page.
I want to thank Speedy and Nellie for helping me have such a fun time.
Mom and I still have a fair bit of planting to do but it looks like a storm is moving in so the plants and seeds will have to wait…a good watering from the skies is needed for the plants and the forest fires.