Saturday, May 25, 2013

Nature Vs Human Nature

Photo: K.Iuppa

Planting the gardens this week.  Nearly finished. Yesterday's rain kept us inside writing.  I have finished several major projects. This morning, my shoulders feel lighter, my arms outstretch. Face up to the sun.

What's left to plant: broccoli, yellow squash and zucchini (once again, we have too many plants) green beans, kale, swiss chard. We have lists everywhere.  What is in, what is left out.  We have argued about the South garden which hosts all of our vine plants.  Me (protesting) :  Pumpkin leaves are the size of heavy duty dinner plates, squash plants' leaves are dessert size; cucumber leaves are doll plates.  You cannot put the cucumbers next to pumpkins. Don't you remember, I couldn't find the cucumbers last year. Everything sprawls.  I think Peter takes the bible verse too literally.  Cast seeds and see what grows.  This has been his motto for years.

My oldest grandson Brian came over on Thursday and helped us out, making  the last of the North garden's rows. We put down paper and fabric, in our endeavor to cut down on the healthy weed population, which has (historically) kicked my can.  The past two years, we have been experimenting with this paper/fabric
method and the weeding has been cut in half.  Now we're looking forward to this year's carefree solution.
What I'm hoping for is good weather and baskets of tomatoes by August.  My sister Andrea is coming home for her birthday and we plan on celebrating her day, all week long.  Come Sun, Come Fair Weather.

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A new kitten has joined us.  Someone dropped this kitten in the woods and she found her way to our door.
Her name is Cat Benatar because Meghan was singing "Give It Your Best Shot" while doing the dishes and she (the cat) answered her.   Meghan despite her allergies is a cat whisperer.  At first Cat  was leery of us.  But she let me pick her up and now she is settling in.  I think she's a she.  She looks like a girl. Charlie and Carmelita are getting along with her.  Oh funny, just realized they all have "C" names.

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Mindful Quote of the Day:

“When we have our body and mind in order, everything else will exist in the right place, in the right way. But usually, without being aware of it, we try to change something other than ourselves, we try to order things outside us. But it is impossible to organize things if you yourself are not in order.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki

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Make this weekend memorable.

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