Mom’s been really BORING all year, apparently the whole figuring out a thesis and having more classes than regular all at once is making her tired or something. Lazy thing.. Anyways.. She had a bout of energy a while back and stuck some seeds in the ground, then left it all alone until most of the emerging plants had almost succumbed to mold and mosses.. But the last week or so she’s been trying to save the things, giving them a bit of air and wind to dry out the surface and perhaps even keep the mold and such in check.

But – despite horrible growing condition the beans and cucumbers are actually flowering!


And we’ve even got a few beans!


Mom has stuck more seeds in the ground, and today we went about outside and looked at little bitty plants sticking their noses up into the sun and warmth.. Spring is here!


Come take a walk in our garden!

Today is a gray, wet and miserable day around here. So – we thought we’d take you for a virtual stroll around our garden to see what’s going on there at the moment.

Our butterfly nasturtium! It’s climbing on and alongside our Lemon Drop chillies.

Casper going for a walk in our garden.

Sometimes we help Mom in the flower beds. She’s somehow not always as impressed as she should be!

Can you see Virus checking out the veg patch? We’re starting to wonder if we’re getting baby corn rather than corn this year, if anything at all. This gray summer has not helped it grow fast enough we think.

Our cucumber plant is very productive and Mom eats at least one of this “Miniature White” cucumbers every day!

The kitties love playing in the garden! And Bajas and Gummi enjoy each other’s company even if they’re separated by a fence. Gummi still thinks Bajas is a big stuffed toy from time to time, and unless closely supervised they are separated.

Virus loves Bajas, Bajas thinks Virus can be a bit annoying from time to time.. LOL!

Our feathered poppies, “Venus”, are finally in bloom. Strange and funny more than pretty, perhaps, but we like them!

Bajas is a very good gardening assistant!

Pretty, pale yellow nasturtium “Ice Age” looks nice along the purple chillies of our “Filius Blue”.

We hope to get ripe tomatoes before the cold autumn is here. We’ll see..

At least the “Hundreds and Thousands” are providing tomatoes for us! They are really living up to their name 🙂

Hope you all have a nice Sunday!

the WriggleButts

Gummi isn’t the only one..

..growing! Our vegetable patch has grown a LOT since we moved.

On Friday we were able to make the first meal with only veg and herbs from our own garden!

Mom’s impatiently waiting for the strawberries..

…but we have plenty of wild ones! And blueberries and raspberries, too. The red currants are ripening now, but we haven’t tasted any yet as you need proper shoes and clothes to approach the old bushes who haven’t been picked for years and are surrounded by stinging nettles.