Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Perfect Day

What a beautiful day! The temperature was just right - 69 degrees. The wind was mildly blowing and the day was one to remember for sure.

I was able to get my hands dirty in the new vegetable garden I started. With all of the crazy weather and snow we received, I believe I can now trust Mother Nature in providing the necessary weather for my new garden to grow. This is my very first garden and I was a little apprehensive on what to plant. But, I was able to get some great advice from Phelan. She is someone I wish I could be - earthy and a self-motivator of all things that can be made at home just as good as what you would get from the store.

The soil was rich. I unpacked several of the starter plants and made the necessary holes to nestle them in. I have chosen two tomato plants, two zucchini plants, one jalapeno plant, and a cucumber plant. I am going to get one more pepper plant, perhaps of the Anaheim variety, and one more cucumber. I am also going to try my hand at some fresh herbs. I have a couple of rectangular boxes to put those in. Needless to say, I am thrilled about this new venture!

We grilled dinner this evening. Two sirloin steaks prepared medium-rare, juices flowing on the plate. They were in company of Bush's barbecue baked beans and a green salad with ranch dressing. Yummy! We washed it all down with an ice cold water. Perfect meal for a perfect day.
As I sit here typing, the sun is setting. It is peeping in through my blinds, onto the keyboard. This is the life. When all is right in the world for my family, my friends, and me.


kanadians in korea said...

i miss gardening so much! here in korea, everyone is beginning to plant... trent and i had such a lovely big garden back home. we also would barbecue steaks in our backyard all of the time. sigh. it sounds like you had an amazing day -- i'm so glad! em.

Cheryl said...

What a great day! Happy, happy.

Please let us know how your garden grows, OK?

I'll be planting tomatoes, basil and rosemary in pots. I don't have a good place to plant them in the ground. I can't wait till planting weather. We have a few weeks to go.

captain corky said...

Very nice. Enjoy the garden. I look forward to seeing lots of pictures of it.

Not-faint-hearted said...

I'm glad you were able to get out in it.

Leann said...

You describe it so perfectly. I can almost smell those steaks grilling :-)

Good luck with that garden!

Terri said...

Excellent post; I wish I could a garden this year but my backyard is in taters, having taken down two huge trees and had the stumps dug out; plus this darn ankle of mine that would make it hard to do the down and dirty prep work to get the garden ready. I miss it! Fresh veggies rock! Good job Abbagirl!

Terri said...

oops, my backyard is not in taters, its in tatters - haha!

Proxima said...

Wow, that was a nice day indeed!

austere said...

You've made it sound enticing!
Lovely picture.

Phelan said...

wow, how did I manage to miss this post? Thank you, I am blushing.