Look in Ahead to Summer and The Garden
Looking Ahead to Summer - Time for All Work, No Fun.
Banana Split - FREE Long plastic spoon
Came in a Cool Boat - Good for the Tub!
The deal was:
If we cleared the entire garden, including the vegetables,
They would take us to the Ice Cream Stand for a Banana Split...
... a Banana Split = $1.25
$1.25 for 480 hours (three summer months)
$0.0026 per hour!!
20 Beds of Iris with 60 varieties each was overboard.
We had Buses arriving to view the insanity.
(Greyhound Bus Tour)
(Peacock House - No Birds)
Weapon of Choice - DIRT CLOD
The Garden was a sore spot.
I refuse to go into a garden to this day.
This could be an entire chapter in a book... the garden was hell.
3 seasons of drudgery - the 4th we were cutting, chopping, splitting, stacking and burning wood... it broke the monotony.
Corporal Punishment was dished out by the bucket.
I remember the day my brother and I snapped and mowed down the entire garden with the Cub tractor... we set the brush hog blade to the ground and let it chop. I was a teenager by then, and the parents had moved on to other interests, like Alister Cooke and Masterpiece Theatre.
I had never had such a satisfactory harvest.
Cintiq with Photoshop and scanned drawings - 11x17 inches at 300dpi
click the image to poke my sore spot.