Thursday, October 14, 2010

Alphabe Thursday D is for ......



I am linking up for the letter D to Jenny and all the others, for Alphabe Thursday, round two......http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com Come join us!

D is for determination, disappointment and discovery...In that order. I am talking about my pumpkin patch...I am a gardener and I have a green thumb. What I want to grow, grows until the great pumpkin fiasco. This has been my first year to garden in Utah and it was beyond my expectations. Everything except my pumpkins did well. I became determined....I had planted three plants and they grew like crazy...They grew so much that they even made their way through the fence and into the neighbors yard. I was thrilled. They started getting big yellow blooms and I was envisioning the pumpkins we would share with everyone for Halloween...I watched the little green bulbous pumpkins form. They would get to be about the size of a radish and then they would disappear. It happened over and over....I watered, I composted, I held back water, I checked with a magnifying glass for bugs. I became obsessed. I was determined to see something orange and round growing from those vines. It wasnt happening, I was a gardening failure. Maybe pumpkins dont grow in Utah? So I thought, until I drove by a house with the elusive pumpkins growing everywhere in someone's front yard. I was disappointed and dismayed.
Last week on my day off, the whole family was out in the backyard enjoying the sunshine....By family, I mean myself, the husband and the pets. Life was good. I saw a rustling in the pumpkin vines and it all came to me.....








I have a pet bunny, Donalds, that runs around in the backyard...You know, where the garden is. He doesnt eat anything else, so I assumed he just had enough grass to fill his little belly. Apparently he has a fondness for little green pumpkins the size of radishes.....He is a happy bunny and I am happy that my green thumb is still intact. I may not plan on orange pumpkins next year. Who needs the stress?

14 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is one well-fed bunny--gorging on gourmet green pumpkins! I bet Donalds was delighted with his delicious discovery!

Miss 376 said...

lol, at least you now know the secret of the missing pumkins. We couldn't get any to grow this year either. There's always next year

VIRG @ WASTE NOT WANT KNOT said...

I always wanted a bunny! GReat D post :)

sarah said...

sweetest post ever! who doesn't love a bunny?! all we have fought all fall is spiders spiders and smore spiders.....! ahhhhh happy halloween!... blessings....s.....

BEAR's Mom said...

Hey Girlfriend...that was the cutest story...and you still have your green thumb intact LOL...
Send Donalds over to my AT post to have a sweet donut :D

HUGS ~victoria~

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got such a kick out of the punchline. I really, really laughed at the imagined image of you inspecting your plants for bugs using a magnifying glass. As always, I love the humor, fun, and down to earth stories you bring to life with your words. Great D words and a well thought out post.

Viki said...

Aww, I guess Donalds was happy. Maybe next year, you should fence them in so he can't get to them and plant a few where he can lol.

mle said...

Melinda, are you really accusing That innocent face of nibbling your pumpkins down to nubbins?! Bet you were relieved to discover your green thumb provided him with such tasty treats : )

mub said...

I'm glad you solved the mystery! Your bunny is beautiful!

gin said...

ha ha! so the bunny tricked you and you treated him. Happy Halloween!!

Laurie said...

Well better luck with the pumpkins next year Melinda! Between Donalds and the chickens, you'll need to fence in the garden!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

AW! I am sure your bunny enjoyed every bite! But I agree...at least you solved the mystery :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
We were in Salt Lake City, Utah...on a layover from Atlanta to visit my hubby's family in Hawaii. The view from the airport in Salt Lake City of the mountains were gorgeous!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Cute post!! Silly bunny!! Sneaky bunny!! Cute bunny!!

Jenny said...

Oh Melinda, sweet girl. I laughed so hard at this post. We had that exact problem with our tomatoes for several years. Then we discovered our weiner dog liked to eat the green ones when they got to a certain size.

The garden is fenced now...and the dog is tomato-less.

Thanks for a laugh and a smile on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "D".

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