26 April 2009

Green Muddy Thumbs

This weekend the three of us spent quite sometime with dirt under our nails. Hunter and Tony are already great buddies and seem to have a lot of similar interests. Its fun to watch them mess around together. Besides mowing and other typical chores our big project was the garden.
  • We planted
  • 17 tomato plants
  • 2 or 4 yellow peppers
  • 2 or 4 green peppers
  • 2 or 4 red peppers
  • 1 super long cayenne
  • 2 habenero
  • 2 jalapeno
  • 2 Ancho peppers
  • 2 pablano pepper plants
  • 4 black diamond watermelon
  • 4 sweet stripe watermelon,
  • I can't remember how many squash
  • two zucchini
  • 2 sweet slice cucumbers
  • 2 pickling cucumbers
  • and 2 something cucumbers (like my specificity?)

We also planted two rows of okra and 14 rows of peaches and cream corn. We still have to plant the radishes, the rest of the corn, marigolds for pest control, and butternut squash and yellow squash seeds. After father's Day we will plant the pumpkins.

While Tony and I were busy messing with the garden or other Chores Hunter had "free" reign of his grandparents land. This three little amigo pack of Hunter, Mac ( the cat) and Leo (the dog)explored everywhere together. Frequently they would act like they didn't notice each other, but if one would wander more than 5 feet away the other two would come running regardless of which one wandered. Sometimes it would get them in trouble cause they would try to wander places they shouldn't. : )

Here is a picture of a section of our four days of hard work/play. I know it doesn't look like much now. Hopefully it will be successful this year. It is so rewarding to eat the fruit of your labor and comforting to know exactly how they were taken care of and where they came from.

Plus it is just plain fun to play in the mud. : )

3 comments:

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That's a lot of work!! I worked in the gardens this weekend and did half of what ya'll did.

Love the last photo of Hunter in the mud!!! :)

jesthebes.com said...

I love that picture of your son in the mud. That is hilarious. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I love your pictures.

Fifi Flowers said...

ADORABLE photos... what a good helper!
Muddy boys start YOUNG!