Day 95; Footnotes of Catch Me If You Can

 Bella is not going to be happy with me. Molly has worn a training collar for almost a year now, for the longest, Bella would also react to the sound of the beep on Molly’s collar. At times she even follow Molly when she was coming toward the house after having been notified through the collar that what she was doing was unacceptable. Unfortunately, Bella has gotten stubborn as she ages and ignores when Molly heads toward the house. Today, I ordered a collar for Bella. This, is going to be interesting. 

My son helped me get my car registration ordered online. He was mostly my safety net to make sure I didn’t make some really weird mistake. While I was on the site, he went ahead and ordered his as well. I think his was late…

 He also helped me get the black plastic down over my little garden area. I tried it without last year and was doing well for a while in keeping the weeds cleared out. Then bless her, every time I went down to the garden, mom came out to chat. It is impossible to hoe weeds and talk. By the time mom was talked out, I was no longer in the mood to clear weeds. So the weeds took over. Today, we spread out the plastic over the area my nephew had tilled for me.

 My son also went to pick up our tax papers. It gave him an excuse to ride that motorcycle, not that he needs one mind you but he jumped on the opportunity and headed out. The folder is on my desk with the amount owed right on the front. Our tax guy did say to hold off on federal, they would send me a bill for what I owe, after it is adjusted for the non taxed unemployment. I still owe a lot. 

Even though my son had done so much for me and with me today, I was really hoping he would help plant the few vegetable plants I have. He was really not interested. I carried the plants, a watering can, plant food, my gloves and safety glasses and a trowel. For the life of me I could not get the water to work there at my dad’s garage. So, I was walking up to the house, filling my watering can and carrying it back. I had the tomato plants in the  ground when my son finally walked down. I was working on getting the bell pepper planted when he came walking up dragging the hose. He stayed for a while helping, then wandered home. I got all but the okra planted. I’ll get lectured over that one, as okra isn’t supposed to be planted until its hot. Mom, its going to be 80 degrees Fahrenheit this week, if that’s not hot, I don’t know what is.

 Before I started planting though, I noticed  my dad’s blueberry bushes were covered with butterfly and bees. It was a constant ballet going on around me. I’m always amazed watching things like this, where they want the same thing but manage to get along in the process so all get what they need.

Maybe, if I hadn’t spent so much time chasing butterfly and bees, trying to capture pictures and video with my cell phone, I would have gotten finished. Granted, chasing butterfly is a lot more fun. But my mind is also thinking of those fresh garden grown tomatoes. I did enjoy digging in the dirt.It brought back lots of memories.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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5 Responses to Day 95; Footnotes of Catch Me If You Can

  1. Judith says:

    We’re trying to get our garden in… this year it’s going to be small. A tomato plant, a cherry tomato plant, a pepper plant, and, of course, my herbs. Mostly we’re focusing on our fruits. We’re hoping the apricot tree will produce this year, hoping the squirrels don’t get all the apples, and hoping our new peach tree begins growing. Our blackberries and raspberries are looking good! We planted a few new strawberry plants too. This is our second spring at this house. The strawberry patch here isn’t as large as we’d like, so we’re adding to it. And then there are flowers. We’re going to an iris farm tomorrow (weather permitting), our tulips are blooming, and we’re ready to put in a few annuals around the trees here and there.

  2. Oh I do miss having a proper vegetable garden!
    Sounds like you had a productive day, even if you didn’t get the okra in. Lovely photos.

  3. Its a little late. Especially since so many gardens have been planted and fruit trees blooming. I was hoping we were done with cold and could move on to summer. I just don’t do cold well at all.

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