Friday, May 9, 2008

Quite Contrary

Originally uploaded by sheiladilling

The community garden project is FLOURISHING! Last weekend we weeded and drilled (more later) and watered and shrieked in horror when lo and behold one of our boxes has frakking termites. Imagine you are elbow deep in soil when all of a sudden you realize this: the soil? Is moooooving. You lean in closer because apparently you have horror-movie-like survival instincts (none). And then.. (when I write the screenplay based on my community garden experience, this next scene will have an orchestra of shrieking violins and an extreme close-up) you see hundreds of bulbous, squirmy, moist, transcluscent, white larvae-ish bugs(!) with VISIBLE MANDIBLES. EV-ER-EE-WHERE. A sample taken to the nursery was not met with much concern. Apparently they are after the wood-based mulch and we were assured that they won't hurt the plants. Next question, nursery guy: will yakking my Honey Nut Cheerios all over the place hurt the plants? Let's figure out a way to kill these things dead. Please.

We do have some welcome guests in our garden. Lots and lots of ladybugs. Is there another creature more aptly named? These guys are ever so courteous and by courteous I mean, they keep their chompers to themselves. Thank you, ladies. Please help yourselves to as many of those squiggly things down below as you like. Tea will be served shortly.

Here are some pictures of the progress.

You may notice the squash has taken over. It was decided we needed a fourth box. Lumber was purchased, bags of soil carried, and a drill was yielded to make a cozy little home for the zucchini, so it can raise it's little zucchini babies and then we will EAT THEM UP YUM! Thank you, Jack, for letting each of us have a go at drilling. I want that drill. And in the meantime, yes, my testicles are coming in nicely.

Of course, gardening wouldn't be gardening with a little bit of distraction. We had three canine helpers: Loretta, the pup; Jasmine, the princess; and my little Piper, always playing hall montior to everyone else's activities. It's a dog party, ya'll!! Woot, woot!


Stacy's Designs 88 said...

Hi Sheasy!

Yayy, glad to read about your gardening adventures. Always love a good read...and yours always makes me chuckle.

Not to rush you b/c I know you've been busy at work...but when are you going to post your fab pins? My friends have been reading my blog (I have avid readers! Yayy!) and they read the article about the adventures of your (now mine...all mine) pink bunny. One of my friends really enjoyed that piece.

Anyhoo, they clicked on your store to check it out. I told them that you were going to be adding in those super cute summer pins soon so for them to take another look later on. So get going girl. Nah! I know you're busy.

Take care!
Stacy ;)

sheasy said...

Thank you for the BOOST! I just listed somw of my pins. I'm hoping to get more cactii and bunnies added by the end of the month. Phew!