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Last Day in May Ramble


Today was watering-the-flowers morning, so Tilda-Hilda and I didn't go out for a ride. Maybe later if I can fix the twist in her tire, which makes her go bump, bump, bump. I didn't think much of it until I looked it up online. Experts say it's not a good idea to ride with a warped tire. The descriptions about what may cause a twisted tire reminds me of panties riding up. Poor Tilda-Hilda! If I can't fix her tire, then she's going to the bike shop tomorrow.

Watering the Plants

Our county finally imposed restrictions on water use for landscaping during the drought. I think it ought to stay in place even after the drought is over. But, that rant is for another post. Currently, everyone is allowed two days a week to water landscaping, which for us is Wednesday and Sunday. We water everything by hand. It takes longer, but it's more efficient and saves on water. So we think.

Because the Mama has a tough time of managing the hose, without spilling water all over the sidewalk, I water the flowers in both the front and back yards.  I leave watering the vegetables to her, which she can do any day of the week. The Mama has been kinda good about leaving the flowers to me. Still, she can't help watering any flowers next to the vegetables, if she thinks they can't wait another day. I don't make a big deal about it, like I would've have last year.  (I'm maturing.)  I just skip the flowers she has watered.

As for the lawn, I don't water it. Neither does the Husband, which is usually his task to do. He might later in the summer if the Mama starts watering it when we're not around. She likes her lawn. I don't blame her. We tell her she has to choose. Vegetables or the lawn? Interestingly, the two times that the Mama watered the lawn, it rained the next day.

Tiny Avocados

The other evening I was curious about whether the avocado tree had any fruit. It had a lot of flowers a couple months of ago. So, while Molly the Cat was eating her dinner alfresco on the patio (a story for another day), I checked out the avocado tree. Ooh la la! If all goes well, we're going to have a big crop this year. Right now, the fruits are the length of a fingernail, more or less. Here's how one branch of baby avocados looked this morning.



Comments

  1. oooh, baby avocados - i don't think I've ever seen them before - which is interesting because - avocados are on my personal favorite food list. I like your art work . . conserving water . . i wonder if that's something we'll all be more mindful about soon . . hmmm. Happy Last Day of May!!

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    1. Thanks, Maggid. A more precise description is teeny-tiny baby avocados. It's the first sighting for me. I'm going to enjoy watching them grow.

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  2. We have been on a watering conserving schedule for over three years. Last year was the worst and so we decided to not garden this year. Wouldn't you know...we have had record rainfall already this spring. So our backyard lawn is the only watering we do...it's where we spend the most time. So great that your mom can water her veggies...love her garden. Great photo of the baby avocados...I don't think I've ever seen them on the tree that small. Neat....wish we could grow them here in Texas.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. My parents taught me to conserve water when I was in elementary school, a long time ago. Their thing was to keep the water bill down, especially in the summer for the vegetable garden. I'm glad they taught me to be careful.

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  3. I am amazed at the people still ignoring the restrictions. It did take too long to impose them,

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    1. I was grumpy the other day when a neighbor had hired a couple of men to power wash his roof. Over an hour! I tried to put it in perspective that maybe he was prepping his house to sell. Still.

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  4. If her wheel isn't too out of true, Tilda-Hilda might just need her, ahem, spokes adjusted. :)

    Love the gassshopper drawing ... grow little avocados, grow!

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    1. Thanks, Widders. Turned out her tire was completely shot. I forgot what the guy said. He also put in a new valve because after I deflated her tire yesterday, the pump gauge said it had 40 lbs. of air in it already.

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  5. I love avocados and these look kind of cute and you will have a great crop. I hope Tilda-Hilda gets fixed with minimum cost. We just read in the paper the other day about California and the water shortage. They had a big picture of the Kardashiass and West's mansion of gluttony and the whole lawn was green as green can be.

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    1. I like your spelling. :-) I can't say anything nice about Jacque Ashes like them. Bleah.

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