Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My son is 16 today

Wow ...its hard to believe Tommy is 16 today. I AM OLD. We are going to dinner for his birthday tonight ( got off work early today) he is bringing his girlfriend Kelsey too. I will be bringing my camera and will update later if I have time. It is pouring so they will be indoor pics. Good thing is the water barrel we got at SAMS to hook up to a gutter and recycle water for watering our veggies will be getting full...yeah. We are doing a patio garden this year....I have tomatoes, red peppers, jalapenos, cilantro, yellow squash, and zucchini planted in large pots and containers on our back patio.... it gets full sun, we don't use the patio for anything else, the rain barrel sits right there, I DONT HAVE TO WEED IT.... and it is easy for Sydney to water too. She has her own watering can and shovel, rake combo with the "Wonder Pets" on them. Also planting some garlic in the yard....I thought I would not fool w/ a garden this year...but as soon as the sun started shining and all of the trees filled in and bloomed, I got sucked in at Lowes and caved. Its fun and I love being outside, minus the weeding. A little is okay...but it seems to get overwhelming. Next yr I am going to try some Straw Bale gardening ...seems interesting. Will try to get some pics of my rain barrel and plants tomorrow. Well off to dinner.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Omg!! I can't believe Tommy is 16! You have a full fledged teenager on your hands!! I hope you guys had a nice dinner, can't wait to see the pics. I like your rain barrel idea! Stan wants to do that too. What kind of barrel?? and where did you get it?? I think your idea for making a container garden on your patio is great! That will be so much easier and probably more enjoyable than a garden!! What a great way for Sydney to get involved with gardening. It will be perfect for her to get out there, water, and pick the veggies. I'm likin' it!