Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Heaven Helps Me
Between the chickens and the drought, the few vegetables we attempted to grow this past summer produced nothing but blooms. Then in August, I had Nathaniel till up the flower bed that borders our front porch. I had intended to plant azaleas and gardenias there as soon as we got some rain and the weather cooled down. That didn't happen in September. Low and behold, a few weeks ago I noticed a volunteer plant flourishing there. Now it is covered in yellow blossoms and looks lovely.
It's a squash.
This must be a magical squash, because it talks to me. Every time I see it, it says, "Remember Edible Landscaping?"
"Yes," I answer. "I'm going to order a new copy."
Well, this morning, I finally remembered to do it. I ordered a shiny new 2010 edition from Amazon. Then I thought, "Hey, isn't this St. Isidore the Farmer's feast day?" I checked, and it is. Hmmm.
I think he and St. Anthony are in cahoots.