This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
Gardening - It's sorta like model building if you squint enough
SWBO has had me working in the garden for the past few weekends so not a lot of modeling has gotten done. My wife was unmoved by my pleas of needing to do "stuff" for a my upcoming games at Historicon. She can be unyielding at times. So it was off to do her bidding in the garden. I was desperate for blog content so here are the obligatory garden shots. First up two pictures of our Lilly's.
Lilly's grow really well on the eastern shore of Maryland (well just about anything that's not tropical grows well here). This is a strain my wife, the mad doctor has developed. Oh the unspeakable horrors of her plant laboratory (also know as the "garage"). To be honest, they kinda look like normal pink lilly's but the "boss" says there a special breed - who am I to question a Dr?
Some roses. I think these are miniature roses - the extent of my horticultural knowledge is "green side up"
I forgot what these guys are also, so lets call them pain-in-the-ass yellow flowers. Why the name - 'cause I have to cut them down to the root every fall and they grow to be about six feet tall!
Our vegetable garden - it needs to be fenced or it becomes a salad bar for the local critters. A few are smart enough to burrow underneath so there are a few traps on the inside baited with peanut butter. We've got three rotations of tomatoes planted this year along with...
Lots of peppers, squash, cukes, okra, eggplant, beets, and new this year broccoli.
The other side of the garden has a wall of raspberry bushes.
Lastly, my pride and joy, our fig tree. We'll have figs and lots of them in about 2-3 weeks. This tree is a white fig tree and for some reason they grow very well when planted next to a fireplace. The one problem with fig trees is they produce a lot and if one doesn't police the area under the tree for fallen fruit every raccoon for 10 miles will come to live in your yard. Raccoons love figs - they really love them and then they make a mess everywhere afterwards. Apparently, for raccoons, figs have a very strong and almost immediate laxative effect.
Lastly, we were again visited this year by our favorite neighbor, "Stumpette" the terrapin turtle who took a dip in the pool. As you can see from the picture she is missing her front right paw, hence the name. We know she's a female because she comes to our yard every year to lay her eggs and then take a dip in the pool. Terrapins always lay there eggs in the same spot (within 10+/- feet). This year, Stumpette was sporting a very fashionable barnacle on her shell which I'm sure is the latest fashion trend for turtles. By the way, I think she's a bit smitten with our pool cleaner as you can see in the picture.
Hopefully I can get some modeling in over the next few days or there will be some infantry regiments at Historicon that use blue or grey painted figs as figures.