How was your weekend?
Really?! Uh huh, uh huh…Wow! And the Zimbabwean ambassador never knew that you had borrowed his Rolls Royce to go drifting?! Awesomesauce! High five!
Well gee, now my weekend sounds kind of lame in comparison…
I started it off by attending a Love & Respect marriage conference (I was working undercover) with my friend and fellow blogger Sharideth Smith Friday night and Saturday morning and ended it by dismantling my garden for the winter.
First of all, the conference. I was afforded the opportunity to attend by my friend Joy Eggerichs whose parents, Emerson and Sarah, started and run the ministry. While it’s primarily aimed at married or engaged couples, even as a perpetually single male I was able to pick up a lot of really good information that I should be able to apply to my everyday interactions with women; regardless of whether or not it’s a girl I want to spend an evening with curled up on the couch in our Couples Snuggie watching a movie.
If a Love & Respect conference should come to your area, I would highly recommend attending regardless of relationship status, even if your Facebook page says “it’s complicated”.
Sunday after church, I decided it was time to take down my garden for the winter. As if you needed any further proof beyond my mad Knifty Knitting skills and my cat ownership that I could be your grandmother in a pro wrestler’s body…yes, it’s true—I have a garden as well. If you make fun of me for this, I WILL use my signature finishing move on you—The Composter.
This was my first year attempting to garden and it was a really fascinating process. Especially the part where not many vegetables actually grew. That was awesome. Although they didn’t produce much…well…produce, the plants themselves grew pretty big so that was neat in a I-spent-HOW-much-putting-this-garden-together-for-a-half-dozen-cucumbers-and-a-few-pounds-of-tomatoes kind of way.
Actually, from what I hear it was a hard summer for pretty much every middle Tennessee gardener. It was much hotter than normal here and we didn’t have as much rain as we usually get. My heirloom tomatoes did relatively okay though and I have a couple not-quite-ripe pounds that I cut off of my plants yesterday to finish ripening in my window.
After that I uprooted the now completely tomato-less plants and chopped them up into convenient bite size pieces to make for easy
I went ahead and left my little wildflower bed alone though until they die on their own because I’m sentimental like that. Shut up.
If you want to see my gardening experiment in its entirety, add me on Facebook (there’s a link over there to the right) and check out the photo album titled “Gardening 2011”.
Any other gardeners out there? How did your crops do this year?
Anyone in east Nashville interested in tending a garden next Spring? I actually have two raised beds, but I don’t think my buddy who worked the other one wants to do it again next season. And in a normal year, two beds will produce way too much food for one person.