bend wyatt one crop

bend wyatt one crop

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Working like a dog!

So, we had our first REALLY sunny weekend..86 degrees, Bow Wow!!
We have a "to do list" that should keep us going to Thanksgiving!!
We planted 109 tomatoes and 10 basil plants. We decided that the 325 tomato plants we did last year was too ya think?
We are putting this black cloth between the rows this year for weed suppression and to generate some heat. Just in case we have a cold summer like last year.
Then, we have the upper garden that is close to the front door. The upper garden has things like radishes and lettuce, swiss chard, garlic and peas. It is for everyday picking, for dinners. 
The big garden below is for canning and freezing. We like to make batches of Salsa, Marinara Sauce and Pesto for the winter.

Dad planted these Maiden Hair Ferns today in this new pot.
They grow wild behind my dog kennel :)
Look Dad! Your hops are growing. You need to learn to make beer!

No sunny Saturday is complete without the BBQ.
Tonight, it's chicken and mango sausage on rosemary skewers!
Followed by an after dinner swim.

Happy Digging,


  1. Dearest Wyatt-

    I would say that maybe you are a workaholic, however, it looks like you get to do your fair share of playing :) All the hard work pays off, eating and swimming are a great reward!! I bet you loved that mango sausage, that looks amazing! Enjoy the remainder of the weekend, make sure you get some rest because it's back to work on Monday.

    Sincerely Yours,

  2. Mom's nose is SOOOOOOO smelling basil now!!!

    Akhtually, once upon a time, she had a furry good boss - a rare thing these days - well, his wife had a Big 'DALE named BASIL!

    As fur the sausage, we are smiling too - chekhk out my post on Tuesday -

    MANGO rokhks!


  3. Hey Wyatt, my mum's eyes almost fell out her head when she read how many tomatoes your peeps are puttin' in! Wowsers she said. I'll be right there to help with those BBQ sausages though!

    Are you sure it's not too cold to swim?????

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  4. Wyatt!
    Yes. Those were lots of tomatoes!
    I can see you are working very hard!
    A cold summer?? Sounds like a dream to me!
    Happy sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. What a wonderful summer's day. Your garden looks beautiful. Hope it all grows well....and little critters don't get it.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  6. You worked really hard, Wyatt! It's time to have a beer to cool down yourself!
    Weather looks terrific in your place!

  7. Moms saying easy on the tomatoes lol!!!
    Hop plant OMD mom planted one in our small garden cus dad makes his own beer to ;)it went wild so she dug it up and put it over the fence, see we have a railway inbankment at the back of our house! would you believe its trying to get back in!!
    I love seeing what you are getting you to in your garden, and that BBQ is making me hungry
    Have a good week Love and hugs to my girl xxx
    See Yea George xxx

  8. Your garden is so pretty! Mom looks forward to watching it grow!


  9. Wyatt! YIKES! You worked so hard, but those rewards look sweeeeeeeeeeet!

    Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

  10. Wyatt you have been working like a dog!! But just think about all the yummy foodables the humans will have to eat. Hopefully they will share.

    The CheeseHounds

  11. Now that is the way to spend a saturday! Hmmm makes my mom's garden seem pretty punny with there 5 tomato's, onions, eggplants, parley, basil and assortment of peppers (which she is allergic too). Our basil is going crazy at the moment so mom is also planning on doing jars of pesto.

  12. I DO remember all the tomatoes you planted last year. We have a LOT butt not 107 of them. You will have the mostest wonderful foods to eat in the winter. That is the BEST!!!

  13. It must be nice to just go out the back door and pick fresh greens for a salad - Mom loves salads, with anything and everything in them. That's a lot of tomato plants even if it is a lot less than last year. Hope all of your plants grow well for you.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. Bet you don't go to the grocery store very often with a fantastic garden like that! Yum! Home grown food! The hops your Dad planted made Mom smile BIG :D Takes brewing your own suds to a new level!

    Wishin I was enjoying your pond and waterfall with ya Wyatt :)

    Waggin at ya,

  15. Yowzie! And I only have 6 tomato plants in! But, I'm with you--hoping this summer is a bit better.

  16. You forever remain my gardening hero AND your swimmin' hole looks like paradise :)

  17. OMG, and we thought our dad was crazy planting 35 tomato plants, Wyatt!
    Dindin looks delicious!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  18. Wow! What a great day! We can smell the BBQ now!
    Diane and Cosmo

  19. That looks like a wonderful garden to have growing!! The waterfalls looks like an excellent way to cool down to! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

  20. Hello Wyatt,

    oh you have to do a lot of work!
    You're a very good dog.
    Woof, woof,


  21. That is pawesome, Wyatt! Sounds like your garden is in full swing! We love your after dinner swim photo.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  22. OH Wyatt you HAVE been very busy. Dinner looks like it's gonna be great. I'll have to look for that.

  23. Wyatt, you live the life! Mom is just happy she managed to get three tomato plants and three pepper plants in our garden. Our Spring was so wet and cold that nothing got done. Feel free to send some tomatoes our way!


  24. What a magnificent garden you have Wyatt!! We are so jelly!! We especially like your swimming pool. Hope your BBQ was delish =)

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  25. Holy Tomatoes!!! You look like a fish in that water!!

  26. Holy cow. I think we put in 8 tomato plants last year, along with a couple of zucchini, green bean, and cucumber plants, and I thought that was a lot, but that's nothing in comparison to the work you and your mom and dad have been doing! 109 tomato plants - impressive.

  27. What a life you have, Wyatt! Did you get to sample one of those yummy chicken, mango and sausage thingies! 109 tomato plants!!! We planted 2!

    Your pal, Pip

  28. So glad you enjoyed weather - Saturday was gorgeous! Yay!

    One hundred and nine tomatoes?! YUM!

    -Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

  29. It must have been hot everywhere this past weekend. Everyone is talking about it. It was hot here too, but I like hot so much better than cold. Looks like a tasty barbecue. Now I'm craving a cookout. I know where I can get some tomatoes. ;)

  30. Okay - our bags are packed (included Mom & Dad's) and we're heading across the country in the hopes of snacking on some of the tasty things that come out of your garden! Basil, mmmm, rosemary, mmmmm, salsa, marinara, pesto! mmmmmmmmmmm!!! Although not sure if Mango would really want us snacking on his sausages! BOL Hey, do you guys sell & ship any of this? Let us know! *drool* *slobber* um, think we're gonna need a new keyboard!

    The Road Dogs

  31. I just love your blog and this dog. I just put in an adoption application for an airedale out of AZ. I hope I get approved. I can't wait to have my own. :)