Watermelon Woman

Gophers, etc.
October 25, 2009, Sunday,8:19 am
Filed under: Misc.

My swiss chard has been eaten by a gopher or groundhog. The lawn is torn up in a huge area also. What can be done to get rid of it (them?) I will have to spend a considerable amount of time and energy digging out my raised beds and placing a screen shield, then replacing the soil and plants. Ugh.

Well it is not happening this weekend as I am off to a work function for several days.

There is a huge, front page article in todays, NYTimes on the Block Cancer Center. I just happened to be reading Dr. Block’s book. I have been thinking a lot about quality versus quantity of life lately. I am not yet dying but I am thinking about what I want to get done before I do die. This has been more pressing since my diagnosis. Well. For now, I am focusing on my work and learning new skills. In a few weeks I will learn about my retirement options and see what is possible.

October 12, 2009, Monday,5:25 pm
Filed under: Gardening

I forgot to add what I planted on Sunday.

  • Sweet Peas
  • Tarragon
  • Sugar Peas
  • Red onions
  • Swiss Chard

I ran out of time so I still have bulbs, carrots, and greens to plant.

October 11, 2009, Sunday,12:23 pm
Filed under: Gardening

With the threat of rain this week, I pulled weeds from my garden yesterday. There were not too many but they were big. This is the first real garden work I have done in months. I considered it part of the healing process.

Today, I will add soil amendments–compost and chicken manure to my three raised-beds and plant some herbs and sweet peas seeds. So very happy to be back digging in the dirt.