Backyard Update

A third of our backyard is growing and looking beautiful, the middle third looks like a demolition yard and the back third is pretty much all weeds by this point. One out of three ain’t bad.

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We have these beauties popping up everywhere. A bunch of the flowers were destroyed by a sudden rain storm we had a few mornings ago, but by the next morning the plant was covered in flowers again. The honey bees seem to love them too. They leave little pollen foot prints all over the flower. So cute.

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Our kale plants are hilarious. They look like a little forest growing in the garden. I threw the basketball in for perspective. They are huge!

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Our tomato plant is officially as tall as me. The tomatoes are giant too, especially considering we didn’t plant this until July. They aren’t changing colour though. We suspect it might be the lack of sun we’ve been having. Please note Homer in the window.

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The beets are growing weirdly. Some of them have popped out of the ground, but continue to grow. We figure as long as their tails are under ground they should be fine.

And here are some pictures of the wreck (I think it’s to the point now where it can’t be called a pool anymore). I think it speaks for itself.

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I don’t have any pictures of the back yonder, as I call it (starting right now). It’s beyond the thing formerly known as the pool. Right now there are heaps of twigs and things like that as well as weeds. I really just go back there to go through the gate to the river. One day I hope it be a shaded patio area where we can sit and enjoy the breeze and wild flower gardens. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

Garden Update

While we were away the garden did surprisingly well. There was enough rain in the area to flood quite a few basements (ours was fine) so it seemed to make the plants happy. We were able to harvest a bunch more kale. Our strawberries are done, but the plants grew substantially. Sadly I only got to eat two strawberries since the rest were nibbled on by some creature and by the time were covered them in chicken wire they were done producing for the year. Our tomato plant has flowers and our pepper plants have tiny peppers. The beets had died from something, but they came back nicely while we were gone (making us think it was probably us killing them) and the potatoes, leeks and onions are huge. Harvest time should be pretty good!

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The rose bush that is growing in the yard looks great. I don’t usually like roses, but this one has no smell (which is a good thing to me and my sensitive nose) and it just looks so pretty with all of the flowers in full bloom that I can’t help but like it. The only thing that is behind is our lilies. Everywhere else in town is full of beautiful, colourful lilies (they seem to grow like weeds here), but ours only have a couple of flowers open. They should be all open next week, but we will be out of town and will miss it! I’m so glad we finally have a backyard of our own.

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