I'm finished with Annual Conference #2. Time for something non-churchy.
You know, I've interviewed a dog or two on this blog, but don't know that I've interviewed anyone with opposable thumbs here. (FYI: Blogger's spell check feature does not recognize "opposable." Or the possessive of "Blogger," for that matter.) So, here's a Q&A with The Alpha, prompted by the tableau pictured here:
Q: Just to get readers up to speed, we've heard that marigolds help repel bunnies from gardens. And we agreed to plant some marigolds, not just to repel bunnies from the garden, but also to try to keep them out of our whole back yard, where they have a history of getting eaten.
Q: So you bought 3 seed packets and some soil, and paper cups.
Q: When I came home, you were planting. We wondered where to keep the paper cups while giving the seeds time to sprout without dog interference. Hence, the windowsill. What other research did you do?
A: Research? I just started sticking dirt in cups and seeds in dirt.
Q: Oh. Okay... So how's the other stuff going?
A: What other stuff?
Q: The crops.
A: Oh, we're about to have squash. We're starting to get some little bitty baby pickles. Some of the corn's gonna be ready to harvest in a few days; some of the silks are getting dry. So pretty soon we'll have some somethin'.
Q: No further word on the okra?
A: There has not been okra one. I don't think you can keep those seeds more than a year. I'm sure we could buy new seeds, plant two, and get more okra than we could eat.
Q: Well, thanks for gardening.
A: Okay... you're welcome? All I've done is stick seeds in the ground and pour water on them.
Q: That's more than I've done.