Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blooming Peas

The only bad thing about blooming peas, is that sooner or later you have to pick them... Which is a miserable job.

I hope you can see the white blooms. I planted a double row which maximizes space and output. The only problem is that sometimes mother rabbits will make a burrow between the rows. Three years ago when my peas were spent I mowed down a double row and killed a couple rabbits. I took no joy in that... Because it wasn't good for my mower.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Why My Life is Better Than Yours
Reason #6

Today I've been picking, washing, and blanching spinach and kale. Soon these freezer bags will be in my freezer patiently awaiting this winter's tuna casserole and macaroni and cheese dinners.

Before my greens are done, I hope to have at least 40 bags in the freezer.

I hope this brief look at my fabulous existence has brought a moment of sunlight to your dark little world. I hope it adds a scintilla of wonder to your pointless life.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Flowering Sage

Most people are intimidated by my vegetable gardening skills, and who can really blame them. But it is a lesser known fact that I also grow herbs around my patio. (Does he really? Oh yes, yes he does!) Some times when I lie reading in my hammock, and the wind is just right, I get a whiff of my herbs... Yet another reason why my life is better than yours.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Will Garden in Heaven

I'm pretty sure gardening will be one of my jobs. There probably won't be any weeds to pull, but I kind of hope that there are... One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to sit on my little garden seat with wheels and pull weeds in the sunshine while I catch up on my podcast sermons. My garden is like a good friend... I love her and enjoy taking care of her... I love trying to make her the best she can be... I'm proud that she's mine. She sometimes disappoints, but she gives me so much enjoyment. She is worth the trouble. When I'm not with her, she is still on my mind. I know she needs me.

I've already harvested collards, kale, and spinach. You can see in the picture some of my tomato plants still in milk carton cut-outs, although most are out of view. Tomorrow I may make wilted lettuce with my leaf lettuce and green onions. My peas will be blooming soon. I'll be planting corn and green beans this weekend.

I love my spring garden. My life is pretty good.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Greece is the Word

As the President and Congress pledge to protect taxpayers from bailing out Wall Street firms, U.S. taxpayer monies are being used to bailout the terrible fiscal decisions of Greece.

That's very nice of us to help prop up an irresponsible socialist state, but I thought we were broke. I thought I heard that our deficits are at an all time high, and that we are borrowing money to pay for our own irresponsible socialist spending.

Margaret Thatcher once said, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money to spend."

Capitalism and free markets made us such a wealthy nation. Socialism has made us debtors. Politicians and unions have made promises we can't afford to keep. The United States is Greece-Light at the moment, but I believe that soon our borrowing will end, and inflationary money-printing will begin.

My financial advice is this: If there is something you know you will need in the next 20 years, cash out your stocks, mutual funds, and savings, and buy it now while your money is still worth something. Buy gold, unless of course G. Gordon Liddy has already bought it all up.

Then, hunker down and pray for another Reagan-esque savior.

I hope this helped.

Quote for the Day

"Orrin Hatch and Lindsey Graham have announced that they're leaning toward voting for Kagan. This is what is wrong with our guys. You would never hear the Democrats say that about any of our nominees at this stage of the process."
--Rush Limbaugh


Saturday, May 08, 2010