Saturday, May 15, 2010

Backyard Braggy-Brag Time

Our backyard has gone from a grass/weed patch to a garden/annoying neighborhood kid hangout in one year. Chad finished up the entrance pergola...

Current status of the playhouse/fort/man school (neighbor kid death trap)...

So in the 3 crops of tomatoes that we have planted since we moved here we have eaten approximately NONE tomatoes. This crop looks very promising. Chad and I have been outside everyday weeding, mulching, fertilizing, singing to, and generally loving on these plants. I don't know who is watching them more closely, us or the mockingbirds who will obliterate any tomato that shows the slightest hint of pink.

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Let us eat some tomatoes!!!
I finally understand why there are many scriptural references to "pray over your crops."


seaghost the chartreuse said...

I've heard if you put red chritmas ornaments by your tomatoes it keeps the birds away. I think it was in real simple magazine. Google it, it might be worth a try.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

We did love gardening year round in Texas, but always had a little trouble with the crops getting eaten by things other than us. Good luck.

Amdro for fire ants by the way.

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

Good luck! And even if they don't work out, at lease your flowers are pretty.

Also, I loved reading your "Upside" post. Thank you for sharing it.