It seemed like yesterday when I had my 1st birthday and was showered with presents, chew toys, a cake, and had to wear one of those pointed birthday hats (gosh, I hated that hat!) and now, I have less than a week before I turn 2! I am so excited and I can’t wait to open more presents. I heard Daddy & Mommy talking the other day about “something” and I could not make it out, because you know how us doggies work….”we listen only for the words we know” and all other words are just spoken and we ignore them. Well, I can’t figure it out what they were talking about, and now some big box arrived the other day and they would not let me look in it, rats! That magical box must hold one good present if they won’t show me. Can’t I open it early? No? Oh well, I’ll wait until next week. Mommy is also planning on getting me something special as I heard her say that she is going “bye bye” over the weekend to pick up my gift – I wonder if I can go with her? That Daddy & Mommy of mine are so special as they spoil me throughout the year, but as any doggie knows, “we always have room for more toys”.
So make sure you SAVE THE DATE: 7-18-12 is my birthday and I’m turning two! Also, make sure you check back on that day to see the coolest post ever… ME growing up and the story behind how I got here.
With the excitement of my Birthday news, we have also been busy over here tending to the garden. That is a full time job in itself, as every day brings news of our veggies maturing, and different ways we are trying to keep the deer and the chippies from eating our pumpkins and flowers.
We noticed earlier this week that we have our first zucchini growing quite quickly, and we just picked our first batch of cherry tomatoes today, with our beefsteak tomatoes now starting to turn colors too! That is such great news! We also even have a tiny, and I mean tiny, Jack Be Little Pumpkin that has formed this week, and it is so adorable, if you could call a pumpkin adorable, but we do. When we blow up the photo of our little Jack, it appears that it is all fuzzy. Never knew that a pumpkin started off fuzzy, but I guess the little Jacks do. Our Red Warty Thing Pumpkin plant gets larger every day and as we mentioned before, the stalk on this thing is HUGE! It is like a small tree trunk! So, we can’t wait to see how the actual pumpkin will look after it starts forming.
We are also working on setting up a date to meet our first blog friends from Soulsby Farm. Dan & his wife from Soulsby Farm has an awesome farm in Hudson, OH and we follow their blog. They have a really great blog with great tips and photographs all about their farm & family. So, if you want to checkout their blog, make sure that you tell them that Nikita referred you! We’ll update you with lots of pictures after our visit to their farm, so you won’t want to miss that!
Here’s some photographs of our “Garden Guy” showing off our veggies progress: