Saturday, May 30, 2009

15+ tomato plants and 10 . . .

peppers (green bell, golden bell, purple, jalapeno, etc.), 2 eggplant, 4 lettuce (romaine), 3 strawberry, 3 watermelon, a lemon tree, cantaloupe, zucchini, butternut and spaghetti squash, raspberry, grape, cucumber, oregano, rosemary, another herb of some sort and possible a few plants I forgot to name have joined our family in the past month. And, those are just our vegetables. We planted two rose bushes and more than 100 bulbs of various flowers including lilies (my favorites). We're realizing you don't grow vegetables to save money on groceries, but to enjoy the efforts of work and the beauty of creation.

Pedro has been practicing his nurturing/gardening skills, and I must say he is quite good. He built fences to keep the squirrels and rabbits out. He waters every day - very carefully. He kills the caterpillars. And, he likes to look at the growing plants each day.I helped plant some of our little greenies and I water sometimes, but it is getting a little harder for me to bend over like I used to be able to do. You can see from the picture above our little Pedrito is starting to bulge out a bit more. He moves frequently, sometimes it feels like he is dancing the Charleston - he takes after his father.

Spring lasted about a week with a gorgeous rainbow, then summer hit. We are loving the warm weather. This morning we went kayaking on one of the local lakes. Even though every lake is surrounded by lake front houses, it felt so good to be out on the water in the breeze reading to Pedro as he paddled us around.