Jensen managed to find some new residents for his snail house and decided they really, truly needed over half of the new salad we’d been growing in the kitchen. Everything was going well…too well…
…and then Yotie [Lyoto] appeared with his watering can.
It all kind of went downhill from there – or rather, the inevitable happened.
Everyone loves mud. Everyone except those who have to wash it off places it shouldn’t be [read: mom and dad].
In the middle of mud production, the boys took a break to get involved with the actual planting of our garden. We’ve never grown anything in the ground since we’ve lived here, because Casanova and Excalibur needed the space to run, and as huskies, they were keen landscapers themselves, but in a slightly different manner. As Excalibur and Casanova both have now both crossed the Rainbow Bridge, the garden [and my heart] feels empty without them.
So that afternoon, in celebration of our furkids’ upcoming 15th birthday on the 22nd, and before we sow our vegetable seedlings outside in the barrels, we planted mystery flowers in the ground sent to us by the Bakker Spalding Bulb Company as they celebrate 70 years of gardening this year. The boys have only ever grown seeds before, and they were pretty sure they were burying onions in the ground, but they humoured me. We’ll post when they start to sprout and as we guess what they might be.
It’s going to be a long, muddy, memorable Summer.