Friday, June 3, 2011

In the Garden

Our garden is a happy place right now.  It has been hard work but I love every minute of it.
Here we have some gourd seedlings.  I hope to have some gourds running out of this planter by autumn.
These are Amish melon seedlings.  They are heirloom seeds.  Last year they did not do well, or maybe I did not do well.  Hoping for some yummy melons this year. 
 Our strawberry bed.  It runs over, and everywhere they runners can.  Looking forward to yummy strawberries from our garden.  They are a million times sweeter and juicier than anything you buy at the market.

When I went out this afternoon to snap some photos of the garden I noticed this little guy was trapped inside the garden. Hubby built a structure out of PVC and wrapped it in chicken wire to keep pests out of the garden.  Before that anything I planted was destroyed by squirrels and rabbits.  Even with the dogs chasing them, they would still come back.  Perseverance, I suppose.

I am not sure how the birds manage to get in but every once in a while they do and get so flustered they can not get out. I opened the door so he could fly out and he can't seem to find it.

 Here are the plants.  I have four varieties of tomatoes, celery, peppers, kale, squash, cucumbers, and romaine lettuce.

 Poor little guy is still there.
 He's too upset to find his way out.

 It is not helping him to know that his little friend is calling to him from the bushes, on the other side of the fence.
I hope he finds his way out soon.  I don't think he'll want to come near this garden again.  It did not help when our husky decided she would chase it around the outside of the garden, further frustrating and scaring this little guy.

I wanted to share some of my son's artwork with you here.  It has been a long time since I've shared something he's drawn but he is always working on a picture.  He is currently drawing and creating a story for a Sonic the Hedgehog comic book. This will be his third one.  We have submitted one of his creations to the company and hope to hear some response soon.  He is so talented.  Sorry to brag~but he's great.  He never ceases to amaze me with his work, especially because he is legally blind in his right eye.  He has amazing perspective.

He also takes amazing photos.  He took these themselves and says he would love to have a camera that he could really take amazing shots with.  We will have to be looking for one for him to learn on.

The color is amazing~

Thank you for letting a mama brag.

Have a super weekend.

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Adrienne said...

That one picture of the bird I beautiful! I hope the little fella made it out.

Your son is very talented - I would be proud too!

Ali said...

I am envious of your garden, especially those strawberry plants. Those are gonna be so nice to snack on.

Your son is so talented, the artwork you posted is great!

Holly said...

Your garden looks lovely...makes me smile! I have not started one yet...always behind. What a beautiful birdie too! I am amazed at your sons artwork - impressive!

I shared this on FaceBook!

Mindie Hilton said...

I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

Come strut your stuff.

Whirligig said...

What a beautiful bird, hope he found his way out. And your son's art is just amazing (doesn't hurt that he has good taste in video game characters!)

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