Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dirt Envy

A couple of weeks ago, the DPR and I squeezed in a fast trip home to get a "grandkids-fix"...for real.  What I mean is that we really didn't need to go for any other reason...just went for a much needed hug fest with all the sweets!   (Oh was also nice to see our children, too....) 

 I don't know what it is....but there is definetly an uncanny connection between us, and the McNuggets.  Seriously cannot get enough! (sorry, no picture of the "E" boy....he was running too fast!)

Anyway, when we got back, I was looking out my window (and into my over-the-fence neighbors yard as I am prone to do.) and saw this:
Oh man!....they are already ready to plant?!  What the.....? How did they pull it together?  I mean one little weekend of sunshine and these guys pull out the tractor.  Ok, so you could say I'm a little fixated on our neighbors yard.  I do obsess a bit about what they ARE or Are NOT doing to my...I mean, THEIR garden.  please don't judge me...I have a case of DIRT ENVY!  To make it worse I looked down to our below neighbors and...tsk, tsk....weeds!  all weeds!

wait a minute....THEY MOVED!  as in vamoosed!  My mind  went burserk thinking about all the wonderful things I could do with the downstairs yard/garden that was just waiting to happen!  I had plans for vegetables and herbs and outdoor seating and maybe a mini golf  green (if there is room in my 10x 15yard)...
I immediantly sent the DPR to inquire about moving downstairs, while I got started drawing up the plans!  Would there be room for an extensive flower bed?  The pirate came home with the sad news, it was already rented....signed even before the other family was out.....whatever.
Oh well, I've decided that my dirt envy cannot go unheeded so, the dread pirate and I are off on our own gardening adventure.  We are going to make our balcony into a garden....yes, I know its very small....but we are going to try. I will keep you posted on the progress.

As for now, I'm going to go look up "vamoose" to see if it is a real word..... 


Marie HMJ said...

How fun. I love this post. Jed and I did a lot of container gardening at the apartment we moved from a year and a half ago, and it turned out to be great. We actually got lots of produce from just a few pots too. I hope you post your progress with the balcony. :)

April said...

I wish I could introduce you to Sister Chin...she has the same balcony issue and she grows hanging tomatoes, squash (in slings), pumpkins, herbs, pole beans, salad (all variety) it is amazing. I'm sure you'll find a way. You two have a way of making things beautiful!