Friday, April 07, 2006
This photo is about a week and a half old. Lucy is so much bigger than this now, but because I'm a lousy father, I have not taken any recent photos. In fact, the D70 has been sitting in the office for days now with little or no use. I assure you that this is not any act of disinterest, it's just sheer evidence of my fatigue after a day at work. This spring, in my opinion, has been brutal. Hopefully it won't last too much longer. I know a lot of the pressure is self induced, but I can't help myself sometimes, I am a bit anal retentive about some things. Not being able to keep up with displays and cleaning drives me crazy sometimes. I hate it when the nursery looks so messy. I just need to learn to let go, but it's so hard.
On to other things....Lucy is growing, did I mention that? She's turning from that chubby, blocky puppy into that skinny, gangley puppy. She's still just about the cutest thing on four legs, and she's still a total sass. That hasn't changed. She's sporting a new red collar, as she has outgrown her cute pink one. We go in on Monday for the last series of shots, officially making her safe to go out into the field with Harlow. I can't wait to see her in action out in the open with Harlow. She's in for a real wake up if she thinks she can keep up with her. Harlow is half Greyhound, I swear.
This weekend I'm going to start planting in the raised beds. First things first, some Gardeners and Bloom Compost and Harvest Supreme. If you love to garden and you want a good soil amendment, I recommend both of these products to you. The compost is all natural and organic, loaded with nutrient rich material that will give any of your new and existing plants a great boost. Harvest Supreme is the same, but packing more nutrient richness and mycorihzae, living micro organisms that actually improve your soil and your plants ability to utilize nutrients. I'm also going to pick up some Dr. Earth Starter Fertilizer for my new plants. The one exception being for the potatoes, they actually won't want any of these ingredients, so one bed will be reserved just for them this year. Last year, I planted my tomatoes in half soil and half Gardeners and Blooom Harvest Supreme and my tomatoes were not only large plants with huge one inch diameter canes, but they were also loaded with fruits. We're talking buckets.
Okay, I can see by the clock that I had better get going. Have a great weekend.