I don't have pictures of the house or yard to show you now, please give me a bit and I'll get you some.
But I DO have pictures of all the seedlings I bought today to plant in my part of the vegetable garden. There is a huge plot where "my" yard converges with two of the neighbors' land (all GH's relatives). So they've already rototilled, marked off people's spots, started planting, and have the irrigation system set up. All I had to do was show up and BOOM. I am in temporary posession of 450 square feet of ready-to-go vegetable garden. (Except I probably will want to go get compost. Wonder how much it will cost to cover that much area. Hmm.)
I had a sleepy, cranky Dark Lord with me when I went visit with GH's lovely great-aunt (my soon-to-be next door nighbor), who took us outside to show me the spot reserved for me. TDL spied a cat and was immediately in hot pursuit. Because of the rain we'd had all weekend, I did not know that the garden dirt was actually a muddy sinkhole capable of swallowing cars until my baby stepped forward into it and immediately sank down to his shins before I could reach in and fish him out. Then he wanted to get back down and chase after the cat some more, but I held him tight while he flopped around in my arms, shrieking and flinging mud all over both of us. I backed away and said goodby while trying to assure GH's great-aunt (unsuccessfully I'm sure) that we are usually quite normal and non-crazy people who do not take mud baths.
But anyway. This is today's booty. Jen scoped out a stall at last week's farmers market with amazing seedlings, and asked the owner if she would let us come buy more from her greenhouse this week. So this wonderful woman agreed to meet us and I came away with:
yellow bell peppers
red bell peppers
red cherry tomato
yellow cherry tomato (Sun Sugar)
big pink tomatoes
Now I need to go buy seeds so that I can also have:
Also maybe something to wear on my feet. Do they make, like, gardening shoes?
And since I promised s'mores, here is how we capped off Memorial day. S'mores with Jenny & Company is kind of a big deal. This one had Nutella and a Ghirardelli chocolate caramel square inside.