Saturday, 17 May 2008

Victoria Day Weekend

Victoria Day falls on Monday, which means we get a long weekend. This is also the weekend our high school always holds their graduation ceremonies. I went to the ceremonies last night with my husband and oldest daughter. A cousin graduated and several other young people that we know. My daughter and I love to go so we can see all the beautiful dresses.

The other big event on the long weekend is the annual planting of the garden. I have to admit this isn't my favorite activity of the year and today the temperature hit a high of 33 C (91.4 F) - much hotter than our usual planting day. Our intentions are always good, but we aren't very consistent gardeners. It is nice to be able to look in the back yard and see the freshly turned dirt, the stakes in place for the peas and beans, and the tomato and pepper plants that are already a good twelve inches high. One good thing about the garden is it gives the kids something to do all summer. They don't often tell me they are bored because they know I'll just have them spend extra time weeding. The best part is in the fall when we get to enjoy the fresh vegetables that always taste better than anything we can buy in the store.

Now I'm just trying to think of something fun the family can do on Monday that won't include long weekend crowds. It seems like a shame to spend the whole weekend hard at work without any time to relax.


ali said...

How nice you have a garden even though it's not your favorite thing. I admire you. I always want to have one, but have trouble ever doing it. A couple times I've tried, with only moderate success.

It's a goal I continue to strive toward though!

I hope you find some way to have fun with your family tomorrow!

Don said...

I've enjoyed the gardens we've done in the past, but lately there isn't time. Our garden this year consists of one tomato plant in a pot.

We have an acre lot and nine-month growing season, and I've got one tomato. (sigh) Maybe next year...

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