Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Digging In The Dirt

Yes, that is actually a song title. Anyway, look at these great strawberry plants! They are just loaded. I can't wait until they ripen.
Oh, I finally responded to comments on that last post. Sorry it took so long.
This past weekend I finally got to turn the garden in between rain storms but it has rained almost continually since so I haven't actually planted any more than what you see. I have trays full of tomato seedlings, cantaloupe, peppers and squash waiting for the weather to break. Maybe this weekend will turn out nice, at least one day.
The tiller is not so bad to use. It's fairly easy to maneuver and such. Still ladies, if you have a man that does this for you, give him an extra smooch or pie or whatever.
Thursday is my birthday and so after my class in the afternoon (I'm teaching welding for my company) I'm going to take a buddy of mine out for dinner. He's been having a very rough time of it lately, more than me!, and I figure we can both use a diversion. We worked together over on the railroad job and he has helped me out on numerous occasions. He is also leaving to go to a job in Georgia so I may not see him for a while. There are rumors that I am on the list to go to Georgia also but I think they may be mistaken. It is a VERY rough, hard industrial job that will require 60-70 hours a week. Good pay but I'm too old for that crap. And too damn cranky.

14 comments:

Stewart said...

I'd just love to have enough land to be able to use a tiller on and Happy Birthday to you on Thursday.

Pablo said...

Happy Birthday!

Richard said...

Happy Birthday Annie !!!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Annie,
If I tried to till my soil right now I'd be doing it under an inch of water. We have had soooo much steady rain here in SE Pa. I think this is the wettest spring in our nine years here. But we are on a well so I can't complain too much. My seedlings are outgrowing their little pots....
Have a very happy birthday

molly said...

Great looking patch there! Have a super Birthday girl, may your wish bring you all you need!

Sissy T. said...

Well, a wonderfully Happy Birthday to you, Annie. And your garden looks so good. Ah, for my days of yore when I was behind the tiller just as you are pictured here. Great post. Keep them coming.

tricia said...

Happy Birthday Annie!!!

Island Rider said...

Happy Birthday!

Floridacracker said...

Have a happy birthday Annie.
Must be about 29 judging by that tilling picture.
:)

countrypeapie said...

Happy birthday, girl. Looking good behind that tiller. I tried handling one last year. It won.

Who sings the song? I have in mind that Arrested Development song that goes Dig your hands in the dirt/Children play with earth.

edifice rex said...

Thanks guys for all your kind wishes!
Yeah Stuart, I'm very lucky to have the land that I do. I really could use a small tractor.
Hey Elizabeth, hope your weather dries out just a little for ya!(not too much!)
Hey FC! Yeah, 29 for the 13th time I think! LOL!
Hey Pea! I think this song was by Peter Gabriel but I know that song you are refering to. I had that album. It's not 'Tennessee', maybe?

Woody said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

Hopefully one of your post titles will soon be Guy Clark's Home Grown Tomatoes.

We haven't had too many dry days here but I'm happy to have this problem versus the alternative.

peace

edifice rex said...

Hey Woody! thanks and yeah, hopefully I'll have lots of tomatoes to post about! I'm trying not to complain bout the rain either! That drought we had lasts over two years I think.