Of Gardens and Signs from God

Sunny Creek

Spring is trying it's best to sneak it's way quietly into the holler. The temperatures range from damn near nipply at night, to nice and warm, bordering on boob sweat weather, during the day. I got up this morning and found the air conditioner running with the heat cutting on.

My body, it is confused.

Speaking of my fertility goddess-like body, it's shrinking ya'll. The Glucerna shakes, cottage cheese and broccoli are paying off. For the record, I'm about sick to death of broccoli. And cauliflower. I've resorted to nuking them with fat free cheese, but that just makes it all form a big wad that sticks to the back of my Melungeon shovel teeth.


I've been using Myfitnesspal.com (totally uncompensated endorsement, thankyouverymuch.) It's free and it does the math for you, keeping track of calories, fat grams, sugar.. whatever you want.

I had to take a break from the belly dance workouts, The Amazon was on days the past two weeks, but she goes back to nights next week, so I'll have "me time" to shimmy, pop and groan. It worked out well because my uterus has been in a state of unrest for the past week anyway. I probably would have dropped some reproductive organs had I attempted a belly roll.

Last weekend I put on my work boots and headed out to the someday-I-swear-to-God-it-will-be-a-garden, grabbed the tater fork and started beating hell out of the soil, trying to break up where crab grass has crept over the surface.

My back has been in a wad ever since.

I'm going to wait until next month and hopefully catch a good sale, then I'm taking my Lowe's card and buying an electric cultivator.. which is a fancy way of saying "tiller you gotta plug into an extension cord." I'm tired of pussy footin' around with this chit. Then? I'm going to buy seeds from this shop on etsy. You can't get 27 different kinds of veggie seeds for $22 from the World o' Wally. I'm sure I'll have way too many seeds for the space, but I'll find someone to take the leftovers. Or, just dig up little mini-gardens all over the yard.

The Amazon doesn't know she's gonna have to can all this chit after I pick it. It'll be our little secret, kay?

Remember when I said I wanted to buy a camper and move out in the yard? I'm dead serious and I spend an unhealthy number of hours each week looking at used campers for sale. Last night I found the perfect one just over in Johnson City:


And look:



Sorta. Maybe.

Anyhooter, I should probably like.. do some work and crap. Ya'll have an awesome weekend. We'll talk again soon.

Later Taters!



kenju said...

I surely would like to wade in the creek with you come August. Takes me back to my childhood, when 3/4 of my time was spent in creeks and puddles.

Mahala said...

And the water is always cool, no matter how hot it gets, because it runs down from up on the mountain.

BetteJo said...

Wouldn't it be nice to have that little hide-away? If I could wish it - it would be there already!

Teressa Welch said...

I'll be happy to take any leftover seeds off your hands; my urge to dig in dirt has increased significantly since I'm back in the Land of Poke Sallet.

I'm excited about your camper! GO FOR IT! It *is* a sign! You *need* this!

You don't have to settle for broccoli, not with spinach, bok choy, kale, mustard greens and of course POKE SALLET to be had. You might even like dandelion greens, but they didn't do anything for me. I'm very proud of what you've accomplished so far! Hugs and keep up the good work.

tiff said...

camper looks great! It would be nice to have a place of your own, for sure.

Also, good on ye for the shrinkage.

The Redheaded Stepchild said...

congrats on whittling down the bod - been there hard job still eating rabbit food trying desperately to maintain my semi-slimness. Ack. Itching to get into the garden but this is the year Devoted Spouse is redesigning the field-stone encircled mess into several raised beds and so far he's made one trip to Home Depot to look at lumber -- I may be getting my veggies this year from the market...sigh. Liking the camper idea. Cheers!