Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday In The Garden With Jonesie and Figaro

Meow!  Welcome furriends!  I'm taking it easy this week because I've got Figaro trained to help my dad in the garden this week.  Do you know how long it has been since I've been able to snooze under the grapes?  These are not wine grapes...those plants are still babies.  This is our big table grape plant.  It's my favorite place to sleep the summer away.
Come on in closer so you can see how wonderful and shady it is on warm summer days.
Before I paw it over to Figaro, below is our squash bed.  These are very happy squash plants and they are just starting to get blossoms and form baby squashies.  There are butternut and acorn squashes in this garden along with some garlic.
Figaro...over to you now...
I was on important mancat-in-training business in the garden.  Dad was weeding and I was drawn to the lawn clippings pile.
Dad stood by as I dug into it...
And then...well, ok...look away girls...a boy's gotta do what a boy's gotta do...
Ok, back to work now...where were we?

28 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So many yummy things ahead!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! Your squashes look good. Ours are not doing so hot--maybe because it has not been at all hot here...

Simba said...

Ha, ha, Figaro. Mom and Dad have been surprised to see me using the outside as a toilet a few times recently. Since I usually use a litter box, I seem to feel rather proud of myself using couple of special outdoor spots. That leaf clipping pile looks like a great one!

Lovely grape shade, Jonesie.

MoMo said...

Great spot, Jonesie! Must get the apprentice to do the hard work as you snopervise in the shade.

This reminds SS of the time when she was a student doing field work. She was digging in the 85deg+ heat, shin deep in mud and water at the edge of a large artificial lake, when her professor sailed by in a row boat, dressed in white pants, directing the work in progress.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Jonesie,

If anybuddy deserves a nice rest unda the grapes ~ yoo do. Yoo werk so hard in the garden , snoopervising yoor dad (nice shorts by the way) and training Figaro.

Am I right in guessing that Figaro is :fertylizing: the lawn clippings pile? :shock: Yoo'd fik he'd wait til he was off duty! MOL! I hope he is more useful that Milo used to be as an assistant. Milo was hopeless.

Love Alfs xx

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh Miss Jonsie, you are so very cute!

the casbah kitten said...

Lovely squashies (ours have dried up and died) and we love those purple garlic-pops! As for Figaro......well......we do very similar things.

*blush*

Brian said...

I like your shady hidey spot!!!

AFSS said...

Our squash got ate by bugs (Hiss).

Your garlic looks great. Love, that shady spot under the grapes. Jonesie you are very smart to snooze there.

Figaro, we thinks that is called fertilizing the yard (Shhhhhh don't tell Mom, we does that too).

CCL Wendy said...

It looks like Dante is getting a run for his money when it comes to being "Secretary of Garden Fertilization"! Figaro is a mancat after his own heart (and butt), it seems.

It's nice that Jonesie gets a chance to rest for a while. It's a well deserved rest, I might add.

AttieCattie said...

wow you grows lots of cool stuffs in your garden. grapes and squashies and gar-licks! my mommeh is green wif envy. Figaro, i do not think that is where you are supposed to do that, MOL.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Our mewmie doesn't grow stuff but she likes to eat everything you gots in your garden...wish we lived close by...she could eat and maybe we could visit!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Jonesie,

I'm here. I just teleported over to help train Figaro. He needs to know that the grass clippings pile is NOT a potty! :sigh:

Love Alfie xx

Busby and Raymond said...

Jonesie, looks like you have quite a bit more training to do with Figaro!

The grape vines look like a perfectly cool place to snoopervise from.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful Jonesie, it is great you have handsome Figaro to help you out in the garden!...You guys are doing a wonderful job helping and snoopervising your Dad=what would he do without you guys?!!...Have a fun day and stay cool, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Junior and Orion said...

Jonesie, that looks like a wonderful place to nap away the day!!

Figaro-a mancats gotta do his business, and that looks a purrfect spot to do it!

The Island Cats said...

Haha! Figaro, that was pretty smart of you to use the grass clippings pile!! You are becoming a great garden cat!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

How wonderful to have enthusiastic help, Jonesie! Well done, Figaro!

Eric and Flynn said...

Haha! Well done Figaro. Never let a good pile of lawn clippings go to waste.

ABBY said...

Figaro
Excellent!

Boy those squashes look good.
You have lots of wonderful things to eat this summer.

purrin
abby

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy says she would love to eat out of your garden, Jonesie!

Figaro, that looks like a ManCatly pee-squat to us! We would LOVE to pee freely Outdoors, but alas, we have to stay In. Rats.

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

Jonsie, you look like you have found an awesome napping spot - almost makes us wish we liked to go outside!! ...Almost!

MOL!! Figaro, we would've done the same thing!!

We kinda wish our Mom had a green thumb, she kills ALL the plants!! Not intentionally, mind you, but plants just seem to die in our house. :(

Have a happy day!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay :)

Ayla and Iza, said...

Ooh! Grapes make wunnerful shade! We dont have anny.

The lawn clippin pile looks big... How nice of you ta fertilize it fer Dad!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I think I would like a lawn clipping pile a lot more than that dumb plastic litter box in my human's bathroom.

Furkidsmom said...

Your garden is looking great!

We've never used an outside potty facility - it looks interesting!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cat with a Garden said...

Thank you for the nose kissies for my Gotcha Day. I thoroughly enjoyed them!
Purrs, Siena

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

OH!!! Peeing in the garden is the BEST thing ever!!!!!! I miss that so much!!

Purrs Goldie

Grrreta said...

It looks like you've done an excellent job training Figaro. He is a truly dedicated gardening assistant to take such an active role in making sure the plants are well fertilized.