Saturday, May 28, 2011

Peas & Quiet!

Stopped at the garden for about 40 minutes today to try and get some pepper plants in and a forget-me-not that our friend gave us today and decided to weed the garlic bed.  As I was walking through the peas, I saw them.......glorious young peas......sugar snaps!  How fabulous! All this crazy weather has been good for the 8 25-foot rows of peas we have up there on the Ridge!  We're going to make a Szechuan Noodle Salad for Monday.  I don't normally say this but "Yummo!"

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gardening can be hazardous!

So last week Adam & I decided to start putting the posts in to trellis the peas.  He got it all done while I weeded the raised beds.  I thought I'd give it a go and use the 25-pound post driver to plow a post into the ground.  It seemed pretty easy. I got 2 posts in and then it happened. I must have gone too far up & the damn driver fell on my head. I was instantly shocked! And then a drop of blood fell on my glasses and I panicked!  Adam was awesome! He took off his undershirt and have it to me to stop the bleeding, which seemed massive at the time.  Fortunately, the bleeding stopped but I called my doctor anyway & went to ER to get it cleaned up.  After 3 hours of waiting at the Harrisburg Hospital ER, I got 3 staples put in my head (no anesthetic, just a squeezed of Adam's hand)!  A week later and they're out.  Just a little head's up if you're in your garden this year so really be careful or let someone else do the dirty work.