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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. ~Author Unknown

 We've barely put our vegetable garden in & already we are picking from it. The lettuce ~ after I picked enough for 5 people for dinner.  We don't pull our lettuce.  We simply pick the outside leaves until it gets too hot & it starts to run to seed.  Then we pick it!  The tomatoes alongside them Dino has staked & they  are already flowering.
 And the beans!  Their prisitne white is so pretty & the spindly stalks are barely strong enough to carry the heavy heads of flowers.  The promise of good things to come.
 Cucumbers ~ or maybe rockmelons.  Someone muddled the punnets & Dino can't remember what he planted where.  Not that anyone cares.  Whatever it is it will get eaten.
 Last thing Saturday Dino got a call to say the wheat harvest starts Monday & to get his butt down there pronto!  So yesterday he ran round like a mad thing trying to organise himself.  This morning I am missing plates ~ after I asked him to use the camping set!  Not as nice to eat of I know but far cheaper to replace if they don't come home. *sigh*  Oh, well. 

And food.  The men have workers' sheds with bunk accommodation but they don't provide a cook so I threw in noodles & baked beans to hold them till they could shop.  Stodge I know but food is food & who knows when they'll be able to get into town. I put him & the friend's car on yesterday's barge for the 8 ~ 10 hour drive, which I hope they made ok.  The lad promised to ring when they got there.  Still waiting.  Obviously he forgot.

Anyway he was no sooner of the island than Kirby was in the boat.  The new boat.  The one Dino will use to crab with.
The Captain greeting his crew.  A good thing they couldn't figure out how to make it go but they investigated all the possibilities.

So for two days & 10 hours Star is an only child again.  She is enjoying it.  Tuesday Theo arrives.  I believe Dino has organised for me to pick him up but no~one has actually spoken to me & I have no idea when his plane gets in ~ & Theo never answers his phone.  Oh yeah!

11 comments:

LobStar_89 said...

Was this in reply to my email? ;) Good to see I won't be giving up the home produce so pronto :)))

Ruby said...

Wow, I thought your garden was a fizzer from that post a few weeks ago where the punnets were on the kitchen bench. woohoo...now the produce is on the kitchen bench!
Never a dull moment at your place.

Ganeida said...

Lobstar: it's doing very well. Spinach about ready...

Ruby: I'm goooood! lol Nah, the wet weather has been very good for my garden.

Bonnie said...

I love the way you just roll with the boys. What a great Mum! I wish we had planted already. We sort of let it get away from us again this year, but we are thinking of planting this week anyway. I could eat rock melon (we call them cantalope) every day of my life!

Jo said...

Wish mine grew that fast.

Ganeida said...

Bonnie: I wasn't going to plant this year because of being away so much but Dino put it in & has now buzzed off. I just hope it continues to rain or it with wither to dust.

Jo: It's just it has been unseasonably wet & just warm enough. Best year we've ever had. Usually it's a race against everything running to seed before it matures.

Jan Lyn said...

Wonderful photos and garden. I LOVED your quote, especially and am working on making my words fewer in my home...seriously trying and one would tend to think with my voice problems I would succeed...oh, so not the case!
I share a son that seems not to pay a lick of attention to his cell phone either. He demands that I am ready to answer his calls at a moments notice, however! Ah,for the love of sons....

Birbitt said...

Your garden is just lovely! I dream of the day when I will again have space to put in my own garden to plant and weed and pick. :)

joyfulmum said...

I can keep dreaming of my vegie garden....one day when we have a big enough back yard, sigh!

Ember said...

It feels so strange to be looking at these pictures when on this side of the world the veggie beds are bared and dug over, waiting for seeds to be sown in March and April - everything in the grip of cold now.
A reminder of sunshine and a sign of hope! Thank you :0)

seekingmyLord said...

Good eats! I think I will try your salad greens way of reaping this coming season.