Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Excitement

The strawberries have started. I picked a good handful of them. But even more exciting . . .

My daughter decided to come home for the summer for a couple of months. And she brought her dog with her. I lost my dog a few years ago. It is nice having a dog in the house again. Well except the chewing and the fur. My daughter timed her visit well. She loves strawberries. I picked the first ones right before she showed up.

So with the kids here (my son is up to visit for Mother's Day and to see his sister and the new dog) I haven't been gardening much. I did decide my neglect wasn't doing the basil plants any good and I planted them which took all of one minute since the bed had been prepared when I planted the fava beans. But the basil was outside and wilting and getting sunburnt. I figured if they were going to get sunburnt I might as well just plant them. At least they won't wilt from lack of water then. Or too much when it rains.

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the first nice strawberry and a what a pretty dog :)

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with your children and the dog. That dog is beautiful, as is the strawberry! I keep looking at my berry blossoms and willing them to become luscious berries, but they're not even close yet.

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  3. That is a gorgeous strawberry!

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  4. Yea for time with your kids!

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  5. If this was facebook I'd click the "like" button:) Is that facial hair I see?

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    1. Yes my son has a goatee which he keeps very very short.

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  6. Oh, happy times! Will the dog be able to get in the garden? I love my dogs, but I don't love having dogs, if that makes sense. These are the Last Dogs. But your picture reminds me that with four children, they may not be the Last Dogs. . .

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  7. Love the strawberry. We cleared some land last year, for a future strawberry and asparagus bed. Can't wait til it produces. Nice about your daughter. I will have a son home this summer. Wish they could all be here at the same time!

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  8. Congrats, enjoy the summer with the kids and dog.

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  9. That looks a pretty tasty strawberry to me trouble is here in East Sussex been to cold for the fruit to even start formimg

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  10. Sun-ripened strawberries AND a Golden Retriever? Doesn't get much sweeter than that.

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  11. I'm so jealous of how far ahead your strawberries are! That golden is gorgeous. I love having my dogs around.

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  12. The photo of the strawberry is absolutely beautiful!! Enjoy the precious time with your children, the garden will be there for you when you are ready.

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  13. Strawberries! Belle said today that we might harvest them this weekend. I bet your giddy with excitement to have family with you. We cherish the time too!

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  14. Oooh!!! Strawberries! I have some forming and lots and lots of flowers but no ripe fruit yet.

    What a wonderful thing to have your family visiting and the dog looks like a good soul that will be fun to have around.

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  15. Strawberries, children and puppy dogs...perfect!!!

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  16. that looks like a very happy dog.

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