Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Best Kind of Sunday

Last Sunday was a perfectly, glorious fall day. The chickens are reaping the benefits of having leftovers when I have a crew to feed:

We had our first freeze the night before and I only knew about it when I walked out to the garden and saw that some of the leaves on my squash and zuchinni plants had shriveled and turned black.

 The tomatoes look fine and they are absolutely covered in fruit. I've never had tomato plants like this. Amazing what a little rain will do. The 2nd week in September was a wet one and the tomato plants just took off. They are over 5' tall and the tomato cages are not doing their job so I propped up some scrap panels to keep them upright.

I even picked my first melon!

I was so excited! I'm picking something every day from my little garden and it thrills me to no end.

 I don't have a big garden because it is always a gamble about whether we'll have rain or not., but we have more than enough for us and plenty to put up and share with friends:

So, after a wonderful Sunday of puttering, I decided to go for a walk in the evening. 

About a mile from the house, I saw dust and my trusty sidekick, Gus, deserted me to run  and greet this guy:

Yep, our Marine is home! We knew he was driving from California, but we weren't sure when he would show up. He stopped to stay with a friend and then made a visit to my in-laws. He sure is sight for sore eyes! So I'm going to take a little sabbatical from blogging and soak up this kid while he's here.


Nancy said...

Enjoy your visit with your Marine and the last of your garden's bounty.

Michigan Gal said...

Enjoy his visit! Can't wait till our Airman is home too! Glad your garden is so bountiful. That fills not only your stomach, but also your heart, doesn't it?

Lee said...

Enjoy every precious minute with your young man!

Doniene said...

Blessings sweet, sweet friend!!

laverne said...

Glad your boy is home but we will miss you,dont blame you a bit.Looks like Gus has been missing him also.Those are some healthy lookin hens!

Dar said...

Beautiful garden produce. Enjoy your son and don't worry about us. We'll be here when you get back.

Vickie said...

Enjoy that young man ! Your garden produce is great, I can't grow melons...they end to rot.

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

YEA for rain and a growing garden~My tomatoes are ABUNDANT! I can hardly keep up, I have been giving them away by the cooler full! Thankful, but overwhelmed! I am counting on the green mom and I make "chow-chow" so I'm counting on a lot of green ones!
YEA for the boy coming home to visit...enjoy your time, I know you will! Take care

M. E. Stephens said...

Wow, your garden is doing great! Ours was not as good this year as last, but we're getting quite a lot of some things since there was rain here. I am really glad to hear that you had good rain there! It was great to see all the green as we flew home from the west to Texas recently. :-)

Enjoy your visit with your son!

Vicki said...

I love to see pics of our service men coming home. I have two Army boys who are both state side right now (thank Heavens) but are still aways away. Enjoy and thank them from one Military Mom to another.


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