Can you tell that I am trying to get out of studying for my test? I have been finding any number of things to distract me, it hasn't been hard at all!
The back yard keeps luring me with all it's color and smells. My Chocolate Flowers smell so chocolatey in the mornings that it is almost unbelievable. Of course you wouldn't know that from the picture but they are very pretty too!
The biggest pepper we have is growing by the day as well, and so are the tomatoes!
I'm not sure how to tell when a pepper is as big as it is meant to be on the plant. I am sure that they don't get as big as those huge store bought ones. Does anyone know? Don't want to leave it for too long.
My little Desert Willow Tree has lovely flowers on it. It needs a good prune but it can wait for a while longer. I LOVE these trees, and would have put more in had I known about them when we put most of the trees in.
We have a very badly dripping, (or rather gushing), faucet, (otherwise known as a tap for any English readers). It has been leaking since Monday, and the odd job man we use can't get here to repair it until next Monday.
I HATE seeing water wasted, in fact, water conservation is something of an obsession of mine, just ask R, he will tell you! Obviously we live in a desert, and the thought of gallons of water pouring down the drain makes me lose sleep, literally. So, instead of letting it go to waste, I have been saving it in the bath and using it in the backyard, as well as storing it in my water barrels for later use. Does that make me sound like a truly crazy, tree hugging person? Ah well because I really am, and there are much worse things to be I am sure. I even caught R, who is definitely NOT a truly crazy, tree hugging person using some of the water from the bath to refill the dogs water bowl!! We are using well over a bathtub of water a day that would otherwise have been wasted, and that makes me happy. I have to admit the plants in the backyard have been getting rather more than they need, but the trees have had a good soak that they wont need later on so it is all good.
OK, I have to get back to the books I am afraid. Just can't put it off any longer.