Another Garden Update

My garden is doing well so far. I have had to cover the plants at night a few times because of frost warnings. Bugs have also gotten into my spinach and destroyed it. I cut it back and and sprayed some diluted hot sauce on it, hoping it will keep the bugs off.

I’m sure you have seen this in an email or on the internet before, but I really like it and I thought that I would share it again! Here are some things to be thankful for:

-I am thankful for the parking space at the end of the parking lot because that means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation
-I am thankful for my huge heating bill because it means that I am warm
-I am thankful for the pile of laundry because it means I have clothes to wear
-I am thankful for weariness and aching muscles because it means I have been productive today
-I am thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means I’m alive
-I am thankful for taxes I have to pay because it means that I am employed
-I am thankful for the mess I have to clean up after a party because it means I am surrounded by Friends
-I am thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug because that means I have enough to eat
-I am thankful for my shadow because it means I am out in the sunshine
-I am thankful for the lawn that needs mowing, the windows that need cleaning, gutters that need fixing because that means I have a home

– I am thankful for the vet bills because it means that my pets are happy and healthy
-I am thankful for all the complaining we hear about the government because that means we have the freedom of speech
-I am thankful for the arguments with my boyfriend because it means I am not going through life alone
-I am thankful for the weeds I am pulling in my garden because it means I am not seeing them from six feet under

Hail Storm

Friday night, it was raining very hard all day. It started to get sunny out around 7pm, so we decided to load up to canoe and go fishing at Harlow Lake, just North of Marquette. When we got to the lake, we had just started to unload the canoe out of the car and the sky got very dark. It started to rain really hard, so we got back in the car to wait it out. After 5 minutes of heavy rain, it began to hail. The hail was small at first but quickly turned to the size of ping pong balls. It hailed for about 25 minutes nonstop. I was worried that my windshield was going to break, but luckily we were parked under some trees that blocked most of the damage. The sound of the hail hitting the roof of the car was so loud, that my friend and I couldn’t hear each other talk. We were in awe. When the hail stopped, we got outside of the car to access the damage. The car was fine but there were 3 inches of solid hail inside of the canoe and the ground was covered in white. The lake also raised 8 inches in half an hour and was flooding the parking lot. Once it was safe to drive, we got back home. I was very worried about my garden. There were large hail balls all over the yard but the garden seemed fine. My friend’s garden6 blocks North of me, was completely destroyed.

Yes, that is hail in the back of the canoe. Listen to how loud it is!