May 27th 2012 2:39 pm
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Day 1 of Planting the Garden...
As the Prairie TattleTail,I must say
Thursday was the LLLOOOOONNNGGGEEEESSSSTTT
day of my little doxie life!
We all trucked over to the patch called the garden.
Starting with stakes and twine to mark off our planting
area. Gpa grabbed a shovel and started digging holes.
Oops,this was after Gma said,let's mark the rows with
stakes. Then Gma crawled along with her box of seed
spuds. Laying the spuds with the eyes up,so they can
see where to grow! The ground was dry so,they put some
water in the holes. They spaced the rows about 3 feet
apart and covered the holes. The small box of spuds
made 5 rows. I HAD TO DIG A COUPLE UP TO SEE IF THE
EYES WERE STILL UP! This didn't make Gma happy and
I was told to sit down! Next came the two kinds of
sweet corn. An early all yellow variety and a late
Once we started,Gma was like a possessed devil!
She felt Gpa had drug his feet in prepping the soil.
Gpa is our professional procrastinator of the family.
She is thinking about the growing season and how
long to harvest veggies. Now that the soil is ready,
if not planted quickly....will have to work it all
We also planted yellow and green beans,then onions.
Don't plant your potatoes by onions they don't like
each other,so she says. I thought after that we would
quit...clean up and fire up the grill for supper.
Gma decided to plant the purchased tomatoes,broccoli,
cauliflower,red cabbage as they were already
hardened for the garden. Now are we done????????
She goes and get ice cream pails to put around
the started plants for protection from elements.
Nope, she plants purple and orange carrots. I've
retreated to sitting under the edge of the pickup
in the shade. Can we go in now? I've had all the
FUN,I can stand for 1 day.
Gma goes to get them a beverage and I race to the
house. I'm done supervising for the day! I settle
into the soft loveseat for a nap. They mark off
another area for lettuces,radishes,parnips and swiss
chard. Before Gpa can leave, she realizes there isn't
any room for the tomatoes and peppers she started
from seed. So, Gpa marks off another area for her.
We also have two 8 foot stock tank filled with dirt.
They have to have peat moss worked into them. One
is for summer and winter squash,cucumbers and cantaloupe.
The other is for red,green,orange,yellow,purple
sweet bell peppers.
It was only in the high 60's so not too Hot for so
many hours in the open with no shade. Ground was
dry so Gma started watering right away. She cleaned
up her tools,this dirty little doxie and then herself.
We fired up the grill for BBQ'd ribeyes,corn on the cob
My old people had ouchies all over the place! Here Gpa
thought he'd get the fence up too.FAT CHANCE!!!!!!
Before bed the weather man is on TV and he is saying
possible Frost in NW North Dakota. They thought he
was full of it! Well didn't freeze here, but did drop
to 35...That was too Close! Gma will now cover the
started plants as needed. Good thing, there is alot
of miles between NW and South Central N.D.
I beat the old folks to bed!!!! Gardening is WORK!
I'm asking for an increase in my treat allowance.
This is doggie slave labor....I want a Union!
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Hey Mazy I'll be your Union Rep! Dogster Divas 747! I'm all for every dog digging as hard as you did and putting in a good days work supervising the hoomans to make sure everything is done correctly in the garden but Extra Treats need to be given freely throughout the day and a BIG Treat as you lay on your Grand Pwarents laps getting your nightly massage is a must!!
Wow, I's all tired out from just readin' about your day!!
But hungry, too....
BOL - I bet you did a pawtastic job supervising! I'd be tired too!
HD stretches, then he yawns, starts to make his nest in his bed, gets it just right then lays down. You made we awful tired Miss Mazy! He puts his Do Not Disburb sign up.
You mean Puffy and I are expected to help when our humans do their garden? This princess is not going to do it, Nope, not going to! Puffy will follow momma anyplace so he can do my share along with his, that works for me.
You are a good helper Mazy. I am tired just reading about what you did!