Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I took some pictures of my garden blossoming. The onions aren't doing much other than looking like grass so I haven't taken any pictures of that.

zucchini

tomato

corn

The zucchini is actually growing now! A week ago I had some for dinner and it was delicious!

This is Caleb holding the first zucchini I picked!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Garden 2010
So here is my garden. I planted seeds for corn, tomato, zucchini, yellow onion, and green onion. I was nervous that it wouldn't grow but I planted the seeds anyway after hours of digging, clearing weeds, and mixing in fertilizer.
before

after
The seeds went in on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. I watered every day and prayed that my little garden would grow. By Thursday, I had sprouts!
Pretty soon the entire garden was sprouting and just about every seed I had planted, grew...
and grew....
and GREW! These were taken on July 12th which is about 6 weeks from the day I planted.
I used Miracle Grow one time and the caterpillars ate at my squash leaves a little so I had to use some pesticides. Other than that, I've just been watering and letting the sun do it's thing. So if you're wanting to plant a garden, do it. If I can do it, YOU can do it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

So there I was...Mt Charleston. Mark the dentist and I had just been on a hike and we were driving down the hill when Mark exclaimed, "Oh there are some donkeys over there!" So he pulled over in to this tiny town. It's mostly small homes and trailors. It's more of a neighborhood than a town. In this large grass area were the donkeys. I was tempted to go pet one but was afraid one might turn on me.

wild, wild donkeys!
couldn't drag me away!

I didn't notice it at first but at the back of this grassy area, there was a skate park. I know, what? A skate park in a tiny town in the middle of no where? Crazy. But it was there complete with one kid skating and....donkeys.

Skate or Die! donkeys!

Have I told you what my nephew Nathan said? Ok well we were at Disneyland and I was telling Steph about how Uncle Dale had Autism and Aspergers. He passed away a couple of months ago and none of us ever knew this--we just thought he was strange. Uncle Dale was my mom's cousin and he used to come over and spend the night after he would go to singles dances.
So Nathan is listening to our conversation and he said, "Tracy, what is donkey burgers?" I looked at him confused and asked him, "What?" So he said, "You were just talking about it...Donkey burgers." He then went on to explain, "You know how an ass is a donkey?" Suddenly it clicked that Nathan didn't want to say the 'as' in aspergers because he thought he was swearing. So he came up with an alternative. I started laughing so hard I couldn't even talk to tell Steph and Mike what he had said. That kid is so awesome.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I just got done with a weekend of child tending. Three boys--12,10,5. We had a lot of fun but I am TIRED. The pepsi I had earlier is tricking me in to thinking I'm awake and I feel like I haven't showered in years.
I am also dog tending. It was 4 dogs but I got it down to 3. I gave one of them away. Yes I gave someone else's dog away. But before you judge me, I had their permission and the dog went to people that LOVE it.
Before all of this I did some house sitting for about a week and a half. AND don't forget I have my own garden to tend to...oh wait I might not have blogged about that yet. More to come on that.

housesitting: june27-july7
kid sitting: july9-july12
dog sitting: july 10-present

I haven't been home in days!
It's times like these though that make it all worth it...here is Austin(12) rapping...
video