Thursday, May 24, 2012
That One Time Mr. W Wet His Pants in the Backyard
Okay fine, Mr. W didn't actually pee his pants. I tricked you into reading this with my title, didn't I?
Here's what really happened...
Last night we decided to make chicken shish kabobs for dinner. Oh and some veggie ones too that included zucchini from our very own plant below. Cute isn't it? So charming and phallic.
I was in the house, about ready to go keep Mr. W company at the barbecue, when I heard him yell a sort of scared, helpless-sounding, "Aaahhhahhh!" Through the sliding glass door I could see that he was standing on the second tier of our yard, a dinner plate in hand, getting pelted by the garden hose sprayer.
He didn't run away for a good several seconds—just stood there dumbfounded and yelling. Apparently he had dropped the hose after watering and it landed square on the little gun handle and shot up a geyser of hose water that covered everything in a 3 foot radius. Mr. W included.
Of course I started laughing hysterically at him and laughed even harder when I got outside and saw his mist-covered hair and soaking wet shorts up close.
Thankfully, he still cooked me dinner.
The backyard is looking better and better every day as more of our summer crops pop up. Last time I counted, we had 11 artichokes coming in.
The cucumber plant is still pretty small, but the blossoms are so pretty!
Not quite as high as an elephant's eye, the corn is still impressive considering how tiny it was to begin with.
I don't actually know if this is a pumpkin or butternut squash plant, but I'm mighty excited to find out.
Mr. W bought this little olive tree recently and even it seems to be joining in the summer fruiting process.
And then there are of course these guys. No idea whether they'll turn out well—but they're nice to look at.
But by far Mr. W and my favorite thing growing in the backyard are the teeny baby avocados. They are really taking their time bulking up. The biggest is only about the size of my thumbnail right now. But we are so excited by the thought of making homegrown guacamole!
I think Mr. W is also really excited about the new garden hose sprayer he picked up. Hopefully this one has some sort of safety mechanism built in so he won't have to worry about wetting his pants again anytime soon...