Monday, May 2, 2016

Garden planning

Dear friends,

Thank you for the nice comments. Sure feel bad when I don't get around to replying to each one. Got physical therapy at 9:00 this morning. Like mama used to say, "I just despise to have to go somewhere first thing Monday morning. How ever your Monday starts off, that's how your whole week will be".  Mama was right about most things too.

Dragging the hose and washing the porch on Saturday, did seem kinda like "taking it easy", compared to the work I tackled before my back went out. Jo, I've seen those expandable hoses on TV and sure need one. Thank you. It's added to my list.


Teeny tiny garden
Poppy got on Amazon and ordered a few gardening tools for me.  The Barebones long handle hoe, and the cultivator. These are light weight and both were reduced from 29.99 to 13.86.  That's a lot better than the 43.00 ergonomic hoe I had picked out. We ordered a gardening kneeling bench, and the Fiskar's weeder too. I'll be walking the floor, waiting for delivery. 


Waiting 
How in the world do you plant a garden and take it easy on your back? There's got to be a way...even if I have to crawl up and down the rows and that is exactly what I would do if the ticks were not so bad.

Better get going. It's 8:32! But wait...another kitty cat "picture of the day"...



Sweet Smokey can watch it all from this chair hanging on the front porch wall.

Love,
Henny

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  2. Hope all went well at physical therapy. I am thrilled that some garden tools have been ordered to help you succeed in your love of gardening. Beautiful photo of smokey. Take care.

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    1. Thank you. I excited for the gardening tools to get here.

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  3. Good luck with your therapy today. Love that photo of Smokey. They love to be up high. :)

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    1. Thank you! Smokey does find the highest places here.

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  4. What an ideal place for Smokey. I have no desire to plant and work a garden so it's impossible for me to identify with your problem. I do hope you find a way though and I suspect you will.

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    1. Thank you. I do love working outside.

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  5. I know what you mean about gardening with a bad back! I've all but quit gardening because of it but this year I've got a few pots, buckets, and tubs, with tomatoes, peppers, spinach, and squash. Hopefully, I can get enough veggies to put up for the winter months. I really don't like buying food that I could grow if my back would let me!

    Grace & Peace.

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    1. I may have to go to pots and raised beds and that will be okay. I could put them inside the garden fence.

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  6. That's great that you have some garden tools coming that will be easier for you to use! What a nice hubby. Sweet Smokey is adorable. Hope you have a great day and a good rest of the week.

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    1. Thank you Melanie. Hope things are going good for you.

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  7. What hubby does is take any hoe handle, long straight stick, or bean pole and use it to poke holes in the ground. Then he drops the seed or seeds in. His back is bad, too. And I have just graduated from therapy to home exercises. That is how we did the garden last year when I tore my knee. I think I may order me one of those hoes, too. That is a real good price. Hopefully it will help with all the weeds.
    Take care and God bless.

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    1. Linda, thank you. I appreciate hearing how others manage. Poking holes with a stick is a good idea. Hope your knee gets well. Bad knees are as bad as a bad back! Hope your husband's back hold up to garden this season too.

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  8. Hope you've gotten your delivery by now and that the tools work out good for you. : )

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    1. Thank you Happyone! Tools are not here yet! :)

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  9. Probably just as well it's going to rain for the rest of the week: I did a little gardening, felt a twinge or two, ignored it and then lifted a giant footstool yesterday. Woke up this morning with a pain running from my hip down my leg. I'm glad mother nature is telling me to forget about the flower beds for a while.

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    1. Marty, I'm sorry to hear that. That sounds bad. My problem too is that I can't remember to STOP bending from the waist and STOP picking up things, especially big things. It's raining here too! Hope your back is better very soon!

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  10. Hi,
    I like the photo of your garden. Your greenhouse looks nice. Do you leave it up all year?
    Sending hugs,
    Carla

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    1. Thank you Carla. I do leave it up all year. When Poppy put it together, he bolted it to 2 x 4's in the ground and then bolted it to the garden posts.

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  11. Monday mornings are the worst....you have a ton of planting to do, wow!!!

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    1. Monday's were worse before I retired. Now I look forward to Mondays...it I don't have appointments! :)

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  12. I agree with your moma, dislike having to have appointments early Monday mornings, especially work-outs :)
    Good on Poppy, for finding you a few garden tools that will save your back, wouldn't it be a wonderful thing if you could flick a switch and they would do the planting for you :)
    I'm smitten by your green house :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Oh, that would be wonderful! I stand and look at that empty garden and picture it being planted and growing. Jo, I sure hope your ankle is healing good and you can soon be out in your beautiful yard. Wish I knew how to make the little greenhouse look prettier.

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  13. I thought ticks were only in tall grass.I really don't know much about them ( and I don't want to have them either). I hope those new tools help you get done what you want to do. Just keep doing a little bit a day.

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    1. Oh my gosh! Ticks are everywhere here! They love pine straw! When my neighbor gave me all his pine straw, which I love, he probably gave me all their ticks too. Thank you. I am trying to do just a little, and not everything, like I used to do.

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  14. There ain't no easy way to garden! But hard work does pay off with a great yard.

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  15. I hope your new tools come quickly for you! Be careful of the ticks!! Lyme disease is no fun! Nancy

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    1. Hey Nancy! Thank you. I know. I am scared of Lyme disease!

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  16. Good to hear you ordered some tools to help you out! I was going to say "Rent a kid" :)

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    1. You know what? I had not even thought about that. I could do that. Thank you.

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  17. your property is lovely weeds are no weeds.

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  18. It will be interesting to see your new garden tools. I hope they will make gardening easier on your back. Smokey, you're a handsome boy!

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