Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dear Garden,

I am writing to you to apologize for the neglect I have shown you over the summer. I know its a little too late now. Especially considering its turning fall and cold weather will be here really soon. I have no excuse for my actions at all. But I will try to explain. You see I started out on a really good track. I had someone come with a tiller attachment on their tractor and till up your nice rich soil. Then on the first nice warm day in May, me and the kids spent the whole day planting seeds and plants and picking up rocks. I was off to a really good start.

Then the rain came, and came, and came for days. I was really starting to feel like Noah. When it would stop raining it was way too muddy! (Not that I mind mud, never mind I don't like mud much at all). Then it got hot. I mean come on do you expect me to pull weeds with sweat dripping off of my brow. So the weeds grew and grew and grew and grew and grew some more. All the while I was inside enjoying the nice air condition or hanging out at the pool or lake.

I realized it was a little out of control when I could no longer find any plants do to weeds. So I got out the weedeater and knocked down all those weeds. It was starting to look okay again. I replanted somethings that didn't come up the first time or that was lost in the weeds I chopped up with the weedeater. It looked good for a very brief time. Then I got hot, tired and lazy again.

I must say that I do appreciated all the wonderful potatoes, corn and cherry tomatoes that you provided for us this year. I'm truly sorry for my actions. Not only were you neglected but my pantry is not going to be as full this winter. It still will have a lot in there though because my parents did not neglect their garden, as I did you. They shared lots of wonderful veggies with our family and I'm very appreciated.

I do realize you have some very rich and beautiful soil, that can grow anything. I am not making promises about next year, because we kind of know how they turn out. But I can tell you I will try to do better next year and make you the most gorgeous garden on my little dirt road. I do have a favor to ask of you. Could you please get rid of some of the rocks over the winter. I know not a simple task, but it sure would make my life much easier come next May. In the meantime have a nice winters nap and come back strong next year!! (Maybe just less rocks and weeds though)


Lazy Gardener


Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Boy Leslie, I sure hope he listens to you and hears your pleas!!

We all have really good intentions at the change of seasons but sometimes things fall thru the cracks as the days come and go. I seem to always be anxiously awaiting yet another season and the joys it brings forth. I guess I should just stand back and make the most of what the day brings and not wish away my life!!!!!

You know you and your family will never go hungry with us here ;-)
not that I am worried about you. Those homegrown things are just better!!!

love ya,

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

ps love love love the blog background

Nancy M. said...

Don't feel too bad, I pretty much did the same thing. I did good for the first couple months, then it got hot and I didn't want to go out there, either. Hopefully we can both do better next year!

Fonville Farm said...

OMG! Too funny! I needed to read that right now! It will be better next year!

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