Did I tell you about the four guineas who walked off? Can't say that I blame them.
Beans hanging on the teeny tiny waddle fence, ready for picking up at the teeny tiny garden...
had to zoom in pretty close. Yep, I spotted these yesterday on our walk and thought to myself, "early Monday morning I'll pick these", and early it was! Rain and thunderstorms predicted "north of the Triangle", and that would be us, friends, first thing this morning! These beans were in my bucket at 6:30 a.m.
It's dark as night here at 8:00 am! Poppy will be home at noon. Maybe the storms will hold off.
Later, I'll snap and cook our first pot of mountain half runner beans. No, these won't be sauteed and eaten crunchy...these will be seasoned with a little fat back grease and simmered slowly in a cast iron pot and served with some cornbread and fried squash.
No cucumbers yet but what a vine! I expected to see Jack, oh wait, that was a beanstalk that Jack climbed. That little pepper plant is about to be swallowed up, and I fear, the tomato vine too!
we are getting lots of zucchini...to the left of the cucumber, about to be swallowed up too. Could it be someone planted these three too close?
inserting a little orange here to break up all the green. Aren't these wild lilies simply beautiful?
a volunteer stepped in to add some color too. It was he who told me about the guineas. "Pardon me sir, but you have dirty mouth. Have you been in the compost bin again?"
"Smoke" said he had nothing to do with the guineas packing up. "Are you sure about that, Smokey?"
and now more green. A persimmon tree! I bought this one at Walmart, reduced to half price. Now to find a spot for yet another tree! But a persimmon tree, friends! I really really want a persimmon tree. "want, want, want," Poppy says!
Sure wish there were some red ripe tomatoes in the teeny tiny garden to brag about. Maybe soon.
Glad the beans are picked, it's raining here now. I might as well drag out the vacuum cleaner and the mop and get busy. Poppy called me in the laundry room yesterday and asked, "how long has it been since you looked behind the freezer"? Well, it flew all over me! I knew there was some dirt he wanted to point out, something else that needed cleaning. Leaning over the chest freezer as far as I could, sure enough, there were hundreds of little pellets of kitty cat food amongst the cob webs and dust. I'll have you to know, about a year ago, I cleaned and scrubbed behind this freezer!! "Get everything together that I will need to clean with and I will clean back there", Poppy said. No, I had just soon do it myself!
By the way, the guineas decided to come back. Anyways, where would they go?