Friday, January 28, 2011

Holy Crap, Gardening Happened!!

My son missed three days of school last week with the flu.  Yesterday and today, my poor wife came down with the same illness.  Or, at least the same symptoms.  I, being the most excellent husband that I am, called in sick to work so I could get my son to school and watch my daughter as my wife rested.  Funny, because if I were the one ill, I would have absolutely gone to work.  Who wants to waste a sick day being sick?

Both yesterday and today we topped out at nearly 80F (26C).  That timed with a nap by both the two year old and my wife allowed me to get outside a little.  I was able to fill a five gallon bucket full of weeds in no time flat.  I would also like to throw in that included a vast majority of the yard, thus there aren't many weeds!  Take that!  Actually, we don't get our weeds until spring, and they continue through until late June or July when the 100F+ (38C+) kills them off.

I was also able to get in a little fertilizing and some pruning.  Look at me go.


  1. You have really wimpy weeds. I think eastern NC was at 45F w/ humidity for 5 months straight last year. Weeds taunting me from the flower beds the whole time.

    'Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!' they called, snickering.

    My weeds also love Monty Python. The bastards.

  2. Oh wow, I am so jealous of your warm weather.

  3. Kyna, you're right. Considering too, that we back up to unkept city land where it's weeds-a-plenty, I'm shocked we don't get more. Excellent gardening skills keep them at bay, I believe.

    Meems, my brother-in-law just moved to New York City, and he's letting us know every time we talk to him just how luck we are weather wise. Although, I do believe it's going to drop into the 60's in a couple of days. I may need to find my jacket. Yikes.