Monday, May 24, 2010

Gardening in the Rain

Poppy bloom

The rain continues to fall here but it wasn't able to deter us from heading out into the garden again to get more of the much needed work done so that we can finish planting.

I must confess that while I do like the sun I would rather work in the rain any day of the week instead of the scorching heat *grin*. I'm so fair skinned that I burn to a crisp under it's rays. To give you an example of just how touchy more poor skin is, I actually got 1st & 2nd degree burns on my shoulders at my sisters wedding while we paraded around for hours in the afternoon sun for photos. All I can say is OUCH!!

Getting manure

We bundled up in our coats and boots and headed down to the pond to collect a wheel barrow full of manure so that we could pop the last of our broccoli and cabbage plants into the garden.

Getting a push

Big brother must have been feeling a little sluggish today as he requested a push up the hill from little brother *grin*.

L at pond

L was quite content to stare over the field below while we shoveled :) I'm not quite sure what she found so intriguing over there behind the flower bed. Perhaps she was just avoiding us so that we wouldn't rope her into any manual labor *grin*.

snail

On our way back to the garden we saved this giant snail from a squishy death under the wheel barrow tire. He didn't even attempt to pull himself back into his shell which gave the kids a good chance to give him a very thorough once over before we placed him safely in the grass again :)

Tomato Hangers

My tomatoes seem to like their new hanging planter to! They perked right up after the shock of transplanting and are already starting to climb upwards. I can't wait to see how this little experiment turns out :)

Hope all of my Canadian bloggy friends had a lovely Victoria Day today and had a chance to take part in some of the many festivities and parades that took place across our great nation today :)

~ Rosina

2 comments:

debbiedas said...

Lovely post Rosina. I hear you about fair skin - I don't even step outside without a thick layer of sunscreen. I've had to many really bad burns (blisters and all) and have learned my lesson.
LOVE the snail pic. How great that your kids could check him out. And I'm also jealous of your poppies - just some foliage so far for us.
Happy Victoria Day to you too. We didn't do much...but it was nice to have Fred home with us for the day.

Anonymous said...

I love the snail too. And I also burn. My kids don't seem to burn as much as I do. Must be their Indian heritage (Native American). I love reading about your garden, thanks for posting :-) ~Cori at Wonder in the Woods