Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday in the Garden with Jonesie

Now that Bennette seems to be on the mend, I can get back to my day in the garden. It was the first big harvest of the season. Mom harvested a big pile of nip so she could hang it to dry. We still have plenty of nip growing in the nip patch. We're hoping we'll have nip all year around if we dry it since it dies off outside during the winter. The pile of nip is so big it almost hides Ginger. It is now all bundled up and hung way up high so none of us can get to it while it dries. Mom hopes to put it in vacuum seal bags to keep it fresh and potent!

We had our first day lily of the season make an appearance.

I hung out in the garden on moms lap to watch the eggplant grow. Dad has been at war with the slugs. Mom's beer method isn't working because it keeps raining and diluting her cheap beer.

I think I'm done staring at the eggplant. I'll just hang out with mom.
Meanwhile, look who's trying to get out to the garden! Just because you ate a little bit more food doesn't mean you are 100% yet. Bennette scared us all this week, but now that she's feeling a bit better she thinks she can just go about her business. She ate more kibble and is increasing how much canned food she is eating. Not so fast Tuxie girl. You can beg all you want Bennette, but it will be awhile before you get to go out!

21 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

The Woman is very jealous of your day lily. She wants to put some in here but hasn't yet and she misses having them. They are one of her favorites

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Oh my goodness!! We are so far behind! We are so glad Bennette is feeling better and continues to get to 100%!! Joansie you look so cool in the nip and the Lily is beautiful!! Have a wonderful Saturday!
Your FL furiends,

Fin said...

So glad you're better! Call me when the nip is dry!

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

You gotz yourself a nice garden of da 'nip! Ours isn't nearly as big as yours, WOWZA! An' Bennette, just relax in da house and get better. Not too good an idea to push your recovery.

Furkidsmom said...

We didn't have much luck with the beer method for slugs - they seemed to think there was a party at our house and even more showed up!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Parker said...

Such a great way to spend a day - your 'nip is so pretty!

CCL Wendy said...

We're happy to hear that Bennette has been eating more and is feeling better. She probably has no idea why she isn't allowed outside, poor thing.

Jonesie, you're doing a great job, as always, snoopervising that eggplant. What would your mom do without your help?

The Island Cats said...

Wow...your own nip all year round?? How great is that?? I wonder if we can get our mom to do that for us?

Glad Bennette is on the mend!

Jasmim said...

Glad that Bennett is better! Enjoy your garden =)

Jas & Gi

milocat said...

We've tried and tried and tried to leave you a comment today - it seems broked!

One last try:

We love the nip - it's fantastic! And we are so glad that Bennette is feeling better.

We love your gardening posts, Jonesie ~ in fact Alfie has announced today that he wants to be a gardener! However, Mom and I think it is just because he thinks he will be allowed outside wivout a leash on to do the gardening! Mom said he is very Machiavellian! And cheeky and norty too.

Milo xx

No, I REALLY do want to be a gardener, I PROMISE I do!

ALFIE MARSHALL XX

Zeus said...

That homegrown nip looks so delicious! I can smell it from here. I think you're a tremendously good gardener, Jonesie. Keep up the good work!

Forever Foster said...

Oh wow. That nip will keep you flying all the way through a long winter! How cool:) Thankyou for the update on Bennette, Jonesie. We hope she continues to improve:)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Cory!!! It is so nice to meet you!!! Thank you for coming to our party!!! You are beautiful and we LOVE your name!!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

That nip looks wonderful. ::sigh:: Mum keeps saying she will grow some for me, but has she? Nope, not even a leaf. ::sigh:: Flynn.
We are both glad Bennette is doing better every day.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Gardening looks like fun...especially that big pile of nip!

Pemberley said...

What fun to be out in the garden!

Camie's Kitties said...

You are so lucky you have all of that nip. It looks huge. We hope that your mom is able to dry it and keep it really potent thru the winter.

We are glad to hear that Bennette is doing so much better.

Tavi, Cody, CAmie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Shelly said...

Ooh, you are lucky to have so much nip! Glad Bennette is feelign better. Nothing wrong with Max after, but his brothers are bothering him relentlessly today.

Shelly said...

oops, lots of spelling errors! Nothing wrong with Max after all.

The Kitty Krew said...

Lookit all the nip! Wowser! We've never seen fresh nip before (live), wonder if The Mommy would wanna try growin' it...

Thanks for the garden day, Jonesie! And we're glad to hear Bennette is doing so much better!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Freya's Staff said...

WOW! Is that pile of nearly as big as YOU???

Freya
xx