Spring Tease

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January 28, 2013 by Buffy

It’s true if you don’t like the Arkansas weather, wait a day it will change.  Today was one of those rare warm days in January.  It was a balmy 72 degrees.  This is just the kind of weather that gets me itching to get in the garden.  In years gone past I might have even been fooled into planting something, only to watch it turn to a popsicle later in the week.   But I’m older and wiser than all that.  Now I have a very embarrassing photo of my garden to show you.  Please don’t judge me to harshly.

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Yes, it is a mess!    I know you see a unkept, overgrown mess.  I see the memories of a lush and bountiful garden full of okra, peppers and tomatoes.   Ok, I see a mess too.  But, it is part of my plan. You see if my garden was all cleaned up and cleared out then on a beautiful day like today I would have been tempted to plant something.  Planting in January in Arkansas would be a big mistake!  Instead, I spent that gardening energy to pull up last season’s 6 foot tall okra stalks.  I still have a couple of rows of tomato cages that need to be cleaned up too, but I’m saving those for Farmer Rick.

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Okra pulled up!

The goats kept me company in the garden.

The goats kept me company in the garden.

Happy gardening everyone!

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4 thoughts on “Spring Tease

  1. russianfarm says:

    Thanks! In Siberia its too early even for window gardening. But I couldnt wait and made a small greenhouse out of cake container and grow thyme 🙂

  2. Carole says:

    Love the goats!!!!!

  3. Sharon says:

    I love your messy garden and I sure have enjoyed you plentiful bounty. Farmer Rick is a very good farmer. And I have seen Spotty and BP and JQ working the garden also. So proud of you all.

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