Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A fun-filled gardening weekend with a touch of redneck.

Our family spent Memorial Day weekend playing in the garden. Even the grandkids got in on some of the action...the pic is our grandson Liam. I initially gave him the job of watering vegetables in the hoop house... that is until I realized they were literally drowning....Lol! I quickly gave him the new job of watering the shrubs...hopefully you can't over water shrubs.....We accomplished quite a bit on Sunday before the torrential rains set in for the rest of the long weekend. We transplanted some of our 120 tomato plants and all of the cauliflower from the greenhouse to the garden. I'm still too nervous to put all the tomatoes out as we had frost a little over a week ago. The weather forecast looks like the lows will stay in the 40s so I'm probably being over cautious but one more week of waiting is probably worth it. In addition to planting, we weeded out one of the new beds and prepared it for the big planting day. To end our garden filled day we had a fine home cooked meal prepared by Bent. (Of course this was a bbq meal)....On the menu was grilled Copper River Salmon, potato salad and grilled sweet peppers stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped with bacon. On a bit of a redneck note....Bent does not typically cook on a gas grill....unfortunately that is all my dad owns so we would have to bring our own grill. Our dilemma was that all the family trucks were unavailable so we had no way to haul it. The pic is Bent's solution to that little problem...needless to say I wore dark sunglasses and ducked down below the dashboard so no one could identify me. (sorry the pic is from a camera phone so I couldn't get it to size up properly.)










I'm excited to see the garden take shape....the peas are starting to form, the lettuce is almost ready to harvest and the broccoli and cabbage are forming heads. We also found our first red strawberry this weekend....and in the bottom pic the purple podded pole beans have really started to take off...



14 comments:

  1. I'm diggin' the transport! You do what you've gotta do!

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  2. Now that is how to move a grill -) Dinner sounds good, especially the peppers!

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  3. Ribbit, that is true....when barbecue is your passion, you go to any length : )

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  4. Thanks Dan....the peppers were wonderful.

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  5. A true redneck would've been holding it with his arm out the window, so you're a step above. Your garden is looking spectacular. I will have to make it a point to see it in a few weeks.

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  6. hahaha...awesome.

    You're bed looks ultra neat. My OCD side loves it!

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  7. Rob....I don't know....we got some strange looks driving down the road.... : )

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  8. Thanks Thomas and my OCD side loves your garden too : )

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  9. LOL!!! I have some redneck in my blood, so I really can't say that this type of a move is below me. HA! Regardless, the garden is beautiful and you had a great weekend, right?! :)
    I enjoyed your post!!

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  10. LOL..Bent thinks of everything! Those peppers sound excellent!

    Your grandson is a doll!

    Your garden looks amazing!

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  11. Kimberly, thanks....let's just say it was interesting lol....and yes we had a wonderful weekend : )

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  12. Teri, He sure does....that's why I keep him around lol! And yes, Liam is a sweetheart and a handful for sure : )

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  13. Bahaha! I totally would have ridden in a separate vehicle lol

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