When it Rains

by - September 22, 2011

Last night it rained and rained and rained. As the boys were working on their highly processed veggie straws for breakfast (I didn't give it to them... Scooby snuck the back off the counter), I snuck outside with the camera. To my delight, there was no flooding. The new French tile drain is working like a charm, and this was a serious rainfall. Just look how the mulch on the path was washed downstream:


A week ago these mystery seedlings popped up out of the ground. I don't know what they are, but I've tossed out cantaloup, sunflower, and possibly squash seeds that I was too lazy to take to the compost bin. Anyone have a guess?


Finally, the spinach has sprouted!


... and the peas!


This is one of the few remaining Swiss Chard plants that the bunnies and bugs haven't devoured. I believe it is Bright Lights.

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5 comments

  1. Those look like squash or cantaloupe seedlings to me. Glad to hear the new drain is working!!

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  2. I wonder if it could be a cuke too.. I might have dropped a rotten one out there. Definitely a curcubit.

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  3. I love the toys in the background of the pictures... makes your garden feel like real people live there. :-)

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  4. Thanks, Kristy! I love that my boys get use out of the garden, especially since we aren't getting many eats out of it right now :)

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  5. I was going to guess cantaloupe too, but now that cukes are in the ring it could be that. So glad you didn't get flooded!

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