Thursday, October 14, 2010

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday In The Soggy Garden with Jonesie

::purrr::

Time to start our weekly Society of Feline Gardeners meeting!

This past weekend was super soggy at our place.  It bucketed down rain so not much happened outside.  This is my view out my back door.

And this is Ellie consoling Ginger who refuses to get her paws wet.

Eventually the raindrops stopped falling from the sky and I went outside to see my soggy garden.

I ended up staying pretty close to the house.

There is a grape arbor close by that has some table grapes growing.  Our few wine grapes were beyond hope.  There was nothing I could do to purr them back to health and happiness.  I think that's what breaks my heart the most as a garden cat. You can do everything right, you can paw at the soil just so...and all it takes is a rainy soggy year and a poor showing by Mr. Sun and everything is a mess.

Just look at my tomatoes!  Dad managed to salvage enough to make some salsa, but my dreams of having enough for spaghetti sauce were crushed.

You just have to be willing to accept what mother nature dishes out.  Maybe I should start letting go of what could have been this year and start focusing on my plans for next year's garden.  I can feel a little chill in the air, so the thought of days by the fireplace sleeping on a good gardening book are starting to sound pretty good to me. 

Please leave a link and let me know what's happening in your garden.  Hopefully you are having more success than me, your President.

33 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our tomatoes didn't look so good this week either..

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We've got rain in store fur us later today -

Nice soggy tour!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Keiko said...

Mother Nature can be so tough sometimes. Rain can be a blessing and curse! Those table grapes look really great, Jonesie!
Purrrs

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings everyone,

Wish I had some of that rain here since it was very, very hot once again. A true Indian Summer.

Our grapes were had by the birds and some ground animals, your look real good. It has been a few years since dad had a vegetable garden due to his health.

Wishing you all the best,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Oh, your poor garden looks so sad! That's too bad your grapes and tomatoes got soggy!

Raymond and Busby said...

Thanks for the stroll, that rain would keep us under the covers! Where we live a few hundred miles south of you, it was our coldest Summer in 40 years. Our tomatoes are pretty pathetic. It is definitely time to start planning next year's garden. Our first plan is gopher-proofing our garden beds.

Mr Puddy said...

Jonesie, sorry about your garden. That was very very naughty rain !

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Jonesie, yoo have my complete sympathy 'cos when mr Sun doesn't come owt enuff, there's not much yoo can do. Rest assured yoo did yoor best.
I love the idea of snoozing on a good gardening book in front of a warm fire. That's gonna be my winter hobby.

Love Alfie xx

Au and Target said...

Poor Jonesie! I'm so sorry. But maybe it will all bounce back???

Purrfect Haven said...

there is always that moment of sadness when one season ends... but the joy is the start of the next. Love Darcy and Bingley xx

Huffle Mawson said...

I think it's good to plan ahead Jonesie.

the casbah kitten said...

How true Jonesie. You can do all you can do but ultimately it's up to Mother Nature to give the thumbs up or thumbs down to your garden. Ours wasn't the greatest this year either.....

The Monkeys said...

We don't have a garden so yours still looks fabulous to us, Jonesie!

The Island Cats said...

Jonesie, it was a rough year for gardens everywhere! We don't plant vegetables, but a lot of mom's flowers and plants didn't do well this year either...too hot and humid!!

We know next year will be better!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

With our unusually hot and dry summer, our tomatoes didn't stand a chance this year. Our garden was only a memory by mid August and is nothing but a memory, now. Next year will be better, so maybe Bleubeard will be able to join in your blog hop, Jonesie. He sure wants to play with you, Cory, and the rest of your family soon.

Kea said...

You definitely did your best. We do have to go with the flow of Mother Earth/Nature, so there's no point in getting upset, not when our livelihood doesn't depend on our garden, at any rate. You did a great job this year, we thought! Very impressive, Jonesie!

Mariodacat said...

Swww, dat's too bad bout your garden. Darn rain spoiling everyone's fun.

Brian said...

Hey, dry tootsies is always a good thing!

CCL Wendy said...

Yes, we had some of those rains here, too. It's even raining this morning. Kitties get kind of bored when they can't go outside.

Poor Jonesie -- you did your absolute best and you should still be very proud of yourself. Yes, I think you should focus on next year. It's always better to have something pawsitive to look forward to.

Forty Paws said...

Wowwee. Itz a bit wet at yur howse. Sit by yur fire and dream of next year's garden.

Luf, Us

Cat said...

I'm so sorry Jonsie that the rain has caused disappointment in your garden. I think your idea of snoozing by the fire while you regroup and plan for next year sounds very good!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Jonesie! We are sorry that the garden wasn't what you had hoped for this year, but that is how it is with a garden - never what you expect. The grapes do look very pretty - we hope they taste ok. And we are sorry that there weren't enough tomatoes for sauce, but salsa is good too! We think you are smart to start thinking of next year - the fall is definitely here and that means it isn't too long before winter comes! And if it makes you feel any better, our indoor garden isn't doing too good either (but mom used old seeds so it is her own fault).

Katnip Lounge said...

Jonsie, we are purring that you get some sun and maybe a few late tomatoes. I didn't try for any veggies this year and it's a good thing; our summer was scorching! Daddy is going to make me a cold frame so maybe next year I can do some veggies...in Vegas we harvest tomatoes in MAY!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are purraying the sun comes out and is able to redden your 'matoes. BUT...you can take all the green ones and make pickled tomatoes. They are DELISH! Skeeter is the only one who likes them, but mom LOVES them!

Alasandra said...

We need rain desperately. It only rained ONCE in September and it hasn't rained at all this month. ~AFSS

Sorry Mommy was signed in and we forgots to sign her out before we went visiting.

Jacqueline said...

Everything is drying up here in the South; sorry the weather didn't cooperate with your lovely garden, Jonesie...Kisses, beautiful girl...Calle, Halle, Sukki

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry to hear that Mother Nature made things hard on your garden this year, Jonesie. Preparing for next year, with a nice warm fire sounds like a great plan, though. :)

Ayla and Iza, said...

Well, at least ya got some table grapes and some tomatoes. Our tomatoes died in August! So we agree it is time ta start thinkin about next year...

Furkidsmom said...

We gave up on our garden since Mom kills everything she tries to grow.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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

Patience and a deeply philosophical approach seem to be the most important requirements for this gardening business. We admire you so much, Jonesie!

Eric and Flynn said...

No, there is not much you can do in a soggy garden. Our mum didn't grow much this year because she got fed up with all the wet summers ruining her vegetables. She only grew greenhouse tomatoes and they turned out better than she expected.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Jonesie, we know you do the best that you can do, but sometimes you can't control Mother Nature ... sighs!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Carolyon said...

I despise to get my paws wet too! Your tomatoes are doing brillantly!