Okay, I’m back. Mostly. I finally feel human again.
I promised updates on my garden and the story of the orphans my son found last week.
First, the garden. I did take some pics after I rescued the veggies from the weeds. It’s about half the size of my garden last year, so this year it’s about 75 feet (the length of the soaker hoses) by about 16 feet.
Off the near edge of the pic are the two zucchini hills (two plants in each right now), then the green beans and corn.
In the background you can see the tomatoes beyond the corn, and the potatoes.
It’s time to do more weeding, but since we haven’t had much rain since I did the primary weeding, the veggies are holding their own. I’ll be able to go out and weed in another week (restriction against exercise, sports, etc for two weeks after surgery). Until then, the veggies are on their own.
I’ve had to replant the kale and cukes. The cucumbers are finally getting going, and I’m hoping the kale’s coming up with the radishes I planted to mark the row.
Okay, on to the promised story of the orphans. Last week, the day I had my surgery, my son called my husband to let him know he’d found a pair of kittens on his way to work at the school garden. He (my son) brought them home and got them set up in a box with a blanket and access to food and water. They were in pretty rough shape.
We figure they were about four or five weeks old, abandoned, since at that age, kittens aren’t going to wander as far as they would’ve had to go to get to where my son found them.
They were litter-trained, or at least they figured out how to use the litter box pretty quick. We only had adult cat food at first, which they did eat, but we got kitten chow and soft food for them.
They practically inhaled the soft food we gave them, so they were pretty hungry. Now, a week later, they’re roaming and playing like kittens do. One is male, one is female. Our adult cats are not enamored in the least, and can’t wait until the invaders leave. We’re looking for a home for them.
Okay, here’s your cuteness:
Keep in mind I suck at taking pictures, and I have pics on my phone I haven’t transferred yet (gawd, I suppose I’ll have to submit to the Apple overlords and install iTunes on my PC. Ugh.) I’ll add more later in my next post.
So there you have it. Now, I just need to get back to my WIP.
Write on, gang!