One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, June 23, 2013

If He Had Said...

If Hubby had said to me, "let's not grow a garden this year" I would have said "okay."  Then I would have secretly done the "hallelujah" dance when he wasn't looking.  Honestly, I think he feels the same way this year.

Seriously.  Look what's next - wild black raspberries.  I decided to skip making mulberry jam.  The birds are too quick for me, and the pie pans in the tree are not working in my  favor.

I admit it.  I have garden burn-out syndrome this year.  And it has just begun.  I think it's the 95° heat index, and the humidity. 

Mom sent me an e-mail sharing her "Snapdragon" days.  It starts out with a nice photo of snapdragons in a garden.  Then it gets funny, with a turtle looking haggard.  I laughed my bum off. It said, "Part of me has snapped, and part of me is draggin." Ha ha ha ha!

We're allowed to feel that way.  Or should I be saying "shame on me?"

It's going to be another "scorcher" today.  I think I'll stay indoors and torture myself by paying bills versus the heat outside.

4 comments:

Kim said...

I have been dragging for months and the heat is making it worse if that is possible. Take care my dear.

Liz said...

The raspberries look great! The birds got my mulberrys too! I don't mind the heat its the humidity that gets me.

Michelle said...

We haven't had a lot of hot weather yet. But I know it's coming. Which means earlier days so I can get out there and weed before it gets to hot.

Candy C. said...

I actually did skip the garden this year but I still feel guilty about it occasionally. I do have some tomato plants in 5-gallon buckets, a few herbs and one volunteer tomato plant so that makes me feel a little bit better! LOL!!