Spring 2011…You’re SUCH a Tease.

What a beautiful day!  Mid 70’s, sunny with a nice light breeze.  Too bad you had to fall on a Monday, while I had to work.  I got home, and found Ted just standing in the driveway staring off into space.  I think it’s been so long since he’s had warm weather he didn’t know what to do with himself.  I hope you enjoyed it babe!  It’s back down in the 50’s tomorrow.

No worries.  Come tomorrow night, the blog is going to be on vacation.  Actually, the bloggers will be on vacation.  The blog may see some action, but it probably won’t be about gardening.  We are headed home to Chucktown for a few days.  I’ll be sure to come in and taunt some of my Yankee friends who don’t hesitate to let me know when they are in the Caribbean or in Hawaii.  You know who you are.  I hope it snows while I’m gone.

Actually, no I don’t.  Not only does the stuff we put in the ground yesterday look great, but we put in more seeds today.  Having to wait to see if they grow will give us something to look forward to when we get back.  We’ve also been keeping a hairy eyeball on our friend the groundhog.  So far, Phil seems content to stay in the neighbor’s yard.  Good.  Undermine his foundation, not mine.  Not nice?  You’re damn right it’s not nice.  This is the neighbor who called the police with an “anonymous” tip that there was an illegal controlled burn in his neighborhood.

Backstory:  A previous homeowner thought it would be a great idea to put white pines in the front yard.  White pines are not only a freakin’ mess (they shed their needles twice a year), but they are really weak.   They also have it out for my car.

That was from last winter, which was worse.  They got it again this year, not as bad, but still.  Those branches are the size of China, and my front yard looked like a war zone.  Instead of paying a tree company a couple grand to clean it up.  I burn it in my burn barrel.  Last year the spawn and I took care of it.  This year I was indoctrinating Ted on the procedure, when the WeGo cops showed up to let us know the law had changed and controlled burns were now a no-no.  Real nice of the neighbor who was aware of the change to call Johnny instead of us and give us the 411 on the law change.  And which neighbor would even know the law changed?  My guess is the volunteer firefighter next door.  We’ve polled the other neighbors, who were just as shocked to hear of the change.  Call me kooky, but I can put 2 and 2 together.

So tunnel away Phil, just do it under his house and not mine.



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