Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Much Better than Farmville!

I admit I've been having my fun farming in Farmville.  It seems to satisfy a need to plow, plant and harvest; one that hasn't been satisfied since we moved out of our home and into a townhouse.  I've never been an avid gardener but I did enjoy putzing with my flower garden (which Jim built and my dad designed).  Planting and placing a pot of flowers is just not the same as really digging in the dirt.

But yesterday was different.   We were given the opportunity to really garden!  Dad officially turned over his two tiered flower garden (and his old antique trowel) to Jim and I to care for.  At age 90, Dad decided he was ready to simply enjoy the garden - not work it.   And so with great enthusiasm Jim and I dug in yesterday; first spending the morning roaming the garden centers for a mass of annuals and then spending the rest of the day planting, moving, weeding and watering.  It was the most fun I've had in ages.  Today will be round two (even though my body is protesting just a bit)!



  1. just dropping by and you have a garden -a beautiful one at that! I'm sure your Dad will love having you tending his garden.
    Have fun!

  2. Oh - Vickie, I'm so glad to hear from you. I was just thinking about you today and thinking I'd just email you to say "hi".

    I imagine your little grandson is about a year now and I'm sure lots of fun!

    Do you have chickens yet??????

  3. sandy,
    Grandson is growing so fast - he is a lot of joy and work! We are never ever bored!
    Email me when you get time-My address book got wiped out a long time ago and I no longer have you or Jane's address.
    Now I'll go back to read about Ester -very good reading so far

  4. My word verification for my last comment was blessa- did you do that somehow. That was just so nice.

  5. Vickie, I sent an email using two addresses I have. Hope one of them reaches you. And no, I have way to choose the verification word - but it would be a fun thing to be able to do!

    Happy 4th!!