I know it’s horrible, but when I cleaned off the mower I found part of a snake and it sort of made me happy. Now I feel guilty. There are good snakes, this I know – but it seems the only ones I come across are copper heads. Copper heads with only one purpose in life: to freak me out. I know I’m a little obsessed with the snakes – but heavy rains have washed them out of hiding and they are EVERYWHERE.
Obviously, today is yard work day and as I type this it will amuse you to know that I smell like fish emulsion. I used the last of my chemically stuff, like Miracle Grow and Round Up, and have switched to Weedigar and fish and seaweed emulsion. We’ll see how it goes, but I can tell you it certainly smells like it’s working. Also, I have good green signs like ladybugs, lizards, frogs and worms. Ick. I don’t like worms but I’m getting better. Just call me Runner Mother Nature from now on.
I’m going so green I have requested a compost tumbler for mother’s day. I am somewhat traumatized by this decision because I’d really rather have new, pretty shoes. It seems criminal, but sadly, I’d use the compost bin more – although I hear you can’t put snakes in compost bins.
Enough about snakes. Let’s talk tomatoes. I’ve been trying to grow tomatoes ever since I moved to Texas. Nothing has worked because the weather gets so hot so fast they split before they ripen. So last year when my mom was visiting she brought me an Earth Box – but it was too late in the season to plant. So this year I planted two tomato plants in it. And wouldn’t you know, I’m growing tomatoes like a professional. I’ve yet to see any red ones, but the little green ones look promising and I should have real edible tomatoes in no time. But pretend I didn’t just say that so I don’t jinx myself.
I’ll have new pictures of the garden soon, but since it’s been raining forever and ever I haven’t had a chance to take pictures. Okay, so I need to go and shower or cats are going to start following me.
April on the left and May on the right.