Monday, March 23, 2009

Garden Inspiration

Michelle Obama inspired us this weekend to stimulate the economy. If the white house can grow arugula, so can we. Sunday morning we set off on a mission. Our mission was to bring our backyard back to life and bring life back to our backyard. We bought several arugula plants and we tossed in a few pots of basil as well, along with some banana pepper plants. Oh yeah, and we brought home all sorts of plants whose flowers will attract butterflies. We bought a new humming bird feeder since a search of the garage convinced us we must have tossed our old one. Of course we bought a couple, okay three, new toys for Martini, plus a big bag of wild birdseed and a new birdfeeder. We stimulated the economy plus we also stimulated our lives, souls and senses. Damn, spring is fun!

For me, no Sunday mission is complete without a quick stop at Barnes & Noble. I wasn’t in the mood for a serious book, just some fun reading for a change. I think I found it in a book titled, “Dog On It” by Spencer Quinn. If all the pages are as fun to read as the first several are, this is book has great potential.

Again, I am so excited about the garden at the white house and the fact that it’s organic is like the icing on the cake. Thank you, Ms Obama, for inspiring our weekend mission. I can’t recall a first lady in a long time who inspired me to do anything.


Blogger Fixer said...

She;s inspired a lot of people. Big difference from that pill head Laura.

March 23, 2009 2:25 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i think she's amazing.

March 23, 2009 6:14 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

It sure is nice to have REAL people in the White House, rather than those ultra-rich snobby "society" folks with their plastic lives/wives/ways.

March 23, 2009 6:27 AM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Arugula? Are you some kind of elitist?

March 23, 2009 10:36 AM  
Blogger Did it MY way said...

I wonder what she thinks of bill HR 875, or will that now pertain to her? How about you?

March 23, 2009 10:40 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

hey PoP--
would love to see your backyard when it's blooming. post pics please?

and, if you're in the mood for some more light reading after you finish your latest, you could do a lot worse than The Hot Rock by Donald Westlake. it's hilarious!
it's the first of a series -- about John Dortmunder. and they're all great.
a new one is coming out in July and I'm already on the order list. :)

March 23, 2009 11:04 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

the inspiration was due to the great alice waters, owner of chez panisse, berkeley, calif.

March 23, 2009 4:07 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

it was cool seeing her and those kids out putting that garden in.

March 23, 2009 6:51 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

sounds like a great start :) perhaps some bee balm?

March 23, 2009 6:58 PM  
Blogger The Culture Ghost said...

We ripped out our front yard lawn last year and turned it into a full vegetable garden. A fairly decent yield for soil that needed a lot of help. We planted a vetch-ground cover this winter to restore and replenish the nutrients; it grew to waist high and we just had it rototilled back into the soil. Due to my illness, we are slightly behind in the planning process.

Good work on your garden!!!

March 23, 2009 11:52 PM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

it was Mrs. Obama's talk with high schoolers that really inspired me, "None of us like getting up at 5:30 in the morning. But we do it, because we have responsibilities." I now use that when I'm feeling super lazy at 7 a.m.

Of course the garden is good too....

March 30, 2009 12:54 PM  

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