Friday, 19 June 2009

Sweet rewards

Rain, blessed rain. I never thought the day would come when I would say such a thing.

As I’ve said, we dug a garden from scratch this year (with the permission of our landlords, of course – they had room to spare on the four acres of land). We weeded, had a very nice man till it for us, and planted it full of all sorts of vegetables – carrots, peas, radishes, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce, spinach, and a few jalapeno pepper plants just for fun.

Then it came time to water it.

For the life of us, we could not find a faucet on the outside of the house to connect the hose to. So, while we waited for our landlords to tell us where it was, we hauled watering cans of water from the house to the garden – 9 trips each evening.

Well, they got back to us. No faucet. Beautiful house...but no faucet.

Le sigh.

We’ve had a rainy few days and so far have a few more rainy ones forecasted. For the first time ever, my sore arms and pregnant belly are grateful for the rain, as every shower saves me nine trips of lugging a heavy watering can to the garden.

Ah, but how sweet the rewards will be – homegrown vegetables...and nicely toned arms.


  1. I'm thinking you should be able to get an adapter from Home Depot or some other hardward store to screw into the kitchen sink tap, run the hose out a window, and save yourself some major exertion. (((HUGS)))

  2. I was wondering, April, whether something like that might work - thanks for the suggestion. :)

  3. I'm impmressed with your dedication! :D

  4. You go girl! Anything worth having in life takes a little sacrifice, right?

  5. Wow. I too am impressed. We have yet to 'water' our garden because it rains every other day if not daily, almost. I hope the rain keeps it up until you find a solution.