What is the word that people mean when they misuse ironic? (Alanis Morrisette, I am talking to you!) You know, when the mildly irritating, less-than-positive, almost opposite of what you wanted stuff keeps happening and you feel like you should laugh? Even if it isn't exactly funny?
My vocabulary fails me.
Well, whatever that word is, that is how I am trying to view the garden at this point. I think the garden gods are laughing at me, or at least enjoying my discomfort. Perhaps they are trying to teach me a lesson about assuming that I could just move to the country and jump straight in. You be the judge.
As you know, I have been beginning to despair about the garden being at all productive. Then the weather shifted, and things started looking up.
We have not one, but three visible cabbage plants coming up. I started to get excited. I started to dream about crocks of sauerkraut fermenting.
Kind of an amazing shot, don't you think. Jake's foot misses the many square feet of unproductive ground and hits one of the only three cabbage I have. Amazing. Or divine intervention to knock me down a peg.
It may survive; I found it clinging to the edge of the hole. I am choosing to hope.
And I have seen deer prints through the kale patch, and a distinct lack of kale.
"It's a little bit ironic, dotcha think?" Well, no, but since I can't remember the correct word, that will have to do.
To change the subject
Just for kicks. (heh heh. Kicks. Punny.) I learned that even having dedicated sneakers for the garden was messy.
Stylish, dontcha think?