Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"This and That"

Well the test is over. I won't know how I did until Monday. I have decided not to think about it anymore. It will be what it will be and I did the very best that I could.

That being said, I came home feeling kind of out of it. I really can't explain it. I think a good word to describe it would be jaded. I just feel jaded right now. More and more each day I just want to find that little space that is calling me and go to it. Geesh.

To pacify those feelings, I went outside and walked around the "Homestead" today. I was going to take Pumpkin for a walk but couldn't find the leash. I thought she might enjoy a nice walk and I wanted to get out and clear my head. There are a lot of pitbulls in my area and sometimes the irresponsible owners just let them run free. Even my teenager warned me about going to far off the block and about the dogs. So I aborted the thought and just went into the garden instead.

I have so many trees around my house. With that comes leaves, pine straw and whatever else that comes from trees. I really need to get out and do a good raking and sweeping of the yards and driveway. It will be good mental and physical exercise. I will probably have to put it off until next weekend since the Science Project will take priority this weekend. Plus, I will have to break it down so as not to do anything to my back.

I must have been out there for at least an hour this evening. I had only planned to go out for a few minutes, but once I was there I started doing a bit of this and a bit of that. It made me feel much better just to have that bit of peace and quiet surrounded by my plants.

Each day I am surprised to find more tomatoes growing even this late in the season. Of the summer plants, here is some of what is left and the tomato plants still growing.




I also took the last measly serrano pepper off the vine.


 A few more of these hot peppers are left as well.

Still a lot of green going on.


 These are the peppers that I put under netting. Can you see it?

Every time that I think the Bell Pepper plants are done I find something else blooming. Guess I will just leave them alone and let them do what they will do.


 Here's the little Aloe plant that I had given up for dead. I just sat it in the growing area and it was behind some of the buckets. Looks like it is trying to come back to life.

Look who else has joined the "Homestead"

Her name is "Belle". So that is why "Beau" is smiling that sheepish grin!


I have to work on "Mama's Corner" and plan to plant some Mums which were one of her favorites. I remember mums growing under the kitchen window once in the house I grew up in. I guess it is one of those things you remember when it doesn't happen often.

I have some reading to do but decided to just relax a bit tonight. I will do my reading in the morning before I head to history class. Tonight I just want to eat something, take a nice bath or shower and then head in for the night.

Well,that's it for this homestead for now. Hope that everyone had a good Wednesday. I'll look for you the next time...


janetpearl17 said...

Hope you relax tonight and give yourself a chance to regroup and rejuvenate..your aloe plant sure did. The homestead is looking good.  Belle is a cutie. Glad she joined the family.

dbaumgartner said...

I'm glad you spent some time in the garden.  Time with nature helps keep us sane.  :-)  The plants are doing so well and you're still getting goodies to cook with.  The aloe plant looks great!  Will you have to bring it inside over winter?


lifes2odd said...

I like your new addition, Belle, very cute! Your garden is looking great, I think you were just expecting your season to end too soon. Being in Georgia you can probably have close to a year round garden. It's only during coldest of the winter that you might be limited. My garden is pretty much toast between the extreme heat, the high winds that have come with the hurricanes passing by, the horn worm infestation and the other critters, grrr!
Keeping my fingers crossed that you did well on the test!
Martha :-)