Instead of swimming for my exercise, I mowed the lawn! I know, sexy but I think it was a work out. I spent twenty-five minutes mowing the lawn and forty-five minutes getting my extension cord untangled post mow. You get what you pay for when it comes to extension cords, the cheap cord causes you spend forty-five minutes untangling them while the expensive cords don't need you to spend forty-five minutes untangling them. Lesson learned.
I feel I got a really good work out though. God knows I was soaking wet by the time I got the cord righted. Later, I was still in a yard improvement mood and I went into the back yard. My plan was just to water but then I looked at the melon plot and I decided that it would be nice for h melons to have more room in the plot so that maybe they might expand there instead of into the yard - not that I don't want them in he yard, they are welcome to it but still, they are trying to eat the hose!
I know I just did a Garden Update, but things grow!
This is the smaller of the two young melons. There are a lot of tiny melonettes, but they are all so small that they could go either way depending on what day it is. I can't get to attached to them at that point. However, as they grow, I can get a little attached.
It doesn't look a lot larger than melon baby one, but there is a significant size difference. I would love to see this guy mature, I need one of these to go the difference because I promised the first melon to my nephew and I don't want him to have to wait all summer for his treat.
While I was in the yard I noticed something, it was pretty! I enjoyed looking at it! I know that it looks a lot like a "before"picture but for my yard, its damn near paradise.
Look at all the flowers! Aren't the hanging baskets gorgeous? Its so pretty I can't get over it. I should have put flowers out there a long time ago, blooms make up for a lot of ugly. I think at some point when there is grass in the yard and the ivy is dispatched, it will be really nice. I am really pleased with the melon plot now, it doesn't really read in the pictures but their plot looks a lot nicer and more garden-y. My next job is to pull out my sheers and get rid of some of the more advanced problems.
After I get rid of the more entrenched weeds, I'm going to have to get one of those thingies that you use to direct hoses, because as it is now I have to be very careful to not abuse the melon vines moving the hose here and there. I need to be able to use the hose but not at the expense of the vines - harder to accomplish as they grow and spread out. They are very delicate but really, really bossy and I need to find a good middle ground with them before they are the ground.