Mr Weiss and I left skid marks Saturday afternoon, as we burned outa town upstate, with a 2 day window of opportunity to check out what’s been going on since our Parisienne absence. And with a butt load of tender tomato plants (courtesy of my guru gardener Gabriel), who are destined to meet their dirty patch.
I was also beside myself excited at…
a. the prospect of something I planted actually sprouting
b. curious about the length of the grass after our first mammoth mow down, now 2 weeks ago!
I have to say I was not disappointed, it’s like wild bloody kingdom up here…. the grass length straight out of Grey Gardens, complete with paranoia running rampant in my mind, as I tried to casually stroll “carefree” through the wilds, all the time sweatin bullets that some horrifying creature was going to leap out at me and scare me shitless. Which it did, well a wild turkey sleeping peacefully in its grassy hiding spot, the screams… dramatic I know BUT may I remind you I’m not Marie Osmond country, okay, I’m seriously a LITTLE bit country and A LOT city. I am, however, working on changing the ratio.
Anyway Mr Weiss went all Rambo with the weed whacker, which is my new favorite gadget, then we had dueling lawn mowers and plowed that sucker down, decapitating all in our path, sorry pretty wild flowers, but I’ve got me nerves to think of.
And then for the second time yesterday I almost crapped me pants again, but this time from shear delight and excitement! SUCCESS, there is life in the garden… yes sprouts and stuff… things are growing and not because they’re weeds or anything, stuff I put there, on purpose, not by accident, well you get the picture.
Mother nature, is truly a miracle giver…. and apparently a bit of a bitch, as I checked the weather advisory for last night and there was a severe FROST warning in effect for the entire region. Stand back because the swearing then erupted. After I regained my composure, Mr Weiss and I tarped over all my delicate treasures and we crossed our fingers for the night.
UPDATE…. UPDATE…. UPDATE….
I’ve been rumaging around in the garden all day, everything survived the freakish frosting that ocurred last night. All the tomatoes are in and YES I did bring my lable maker down to the garden, doesn’t everyone? and they have been duly staked and marked.
mystery growth at the end of left garden is getting bigger and bigger but still no clues as to what it is…. hmmmm