Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesdays With Rita: Project Steps

One of the things I missed while away was my garden. I knew it would be
hard for Doug to work all day and then come home and take care of the
garden so I didn't expect him to do more than harvest and water.
In other words weeding was not on his list of honey-dos.

I was amazed at how quickly it got out of control. The corn, lavender, spinach and
zucchini are all gone. The zucchini was still producing when I left but the record
breaking temps in August put an end to that. The okra is still going nuts although
the plant in front is looking really sad. The tomatoes are surviving and
I get a couple of vine-ripened yummys every day.

The biggest problem is all that Bermuda grass and weeds that have gotten bigger than some of the plants that are supposed to be there. There's one vine thing that I thought was my cantaloupe but on doing some research (comparing leaves on the Internet) it turns out to be a weed.

So where am I going with this? A reminder that when we keep up with things on a daily, weekly, monthly basis whether it be our health, our finances, a writing project, an art project or a garden it is much easier to keep up when you do it in small doses . . .  weeding daily is much easier to handle than to come back and have to do it all at once.

I've decided to just wait until it cools off and get out there and attack the whole garden . . . and plant new crops for the fall. August may be tough in the desert
but we will have a wonderful fall for planting again.

Meanwhile I can spend time each day on updating things on my
computer, writing ideas for my novel, working in my art journal
and sorting through stuff in the house.

What project are you working on that would be easier to face in small doses?