Sunday And We Are In The Garden Again!

Fact: Broccoli contains more protein per calorie than steak, but it would take a LOT more broccoli to eat!

Project Manager…because Miracle Worker isn’t an official job title.

We are armed and ready to go!

Colleen hit the road as she is visiting her cousin in Arizona.  They met through Dave Mall, my second cousin.  She is also going to visit my late Uncle Chuck’s daughter.  The van will get another good run.

Cousins Chelsea and Colleen; they finally meet after almost half a century!

We hit the yard again, and it is now as perfect as it is going to be.  Under the flagpole was dry (it needs to be rototilled), so I went after the dirt with a four-pronged spade and turned the soil.  It was indeed thirsty.

As raindrops say, two’s company, three’s a cloud.

Oh, how true!

I ran the water for almost an hour, and the ground just kept drinking.  Remember, “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” ~Rudyard Kipling

You better believe it!

The orange and avocado trees are doing quite well in the front yard.  The flowers are all drought tolerant and we have mulched them almost two inches.

The yard looks wonderful; all our neighbors comment on how it looks!

The new plumeria (in the four pots) are doing well and show start showing leaves within a week or two.

The front patio is one of the next projects.

Now to the backyard, we trek.  We planted watermelon, and I did some tree trimming around the base of the trees.   I had a friend who went to a Star Trek fancy dress party dressed as a tree. He was the Captain’s Log.

Dinner is served; we had zoodles again, and they were better this time.  They had overnight to soak in the sauce.  The sausages are treated with habaneros and had a slight fire to them.  We were going to have watermelon, but I had two helpings, and no room was available at the inn.

We made the zoodles with a spiralizer.

Did You know? Spiral vegetable slicers (also known as spiralizers) are kitchen appliances used for cutting vegetables, such as zucchinis (to make zoodles), potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, apples, parsnips, and beetroots, into linguine-like strands which can be used as an alternative to pasta.

Dinner was magnificent; Zoodles forever!

The are easy to make and even Colleen enjoyed them; no cards, yeah!

One minute in the microwave makes them soft and ready to use!

After dinner, we went to the Swim Spa for a good hour and talked.  We waved our glass of wine until after the spa so we could sit by the fire.

It was a wonderful day!

Just a thought!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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