Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Planting a Garden

I am so excited to finally get our garden ready to plant. I love fresh vegetables. I love to take my shoes off and just go barefoot in the freshly tilled dirt when I plant my seed.

 I remember when I was a little girl at home and we had to help plant the family garden. At the time I didn't like it but looking back now I can see exactly what my mom and dad was trying to teach us kids. The value of growing your own vegetables and the hard work of working the land. I love it. I love seeing the corn and the okra and the tomatoes and the beans and so on and so on, (lolo) start to grow and their little green sprouts shout up thru the dirt. I love seeing that. My daughter and I usually go out there every evening and look and see who can be the first to find the first sprout.

My daughter has decided that she wants her own little garden this year so we are going to let her plant some things of her own. She can't wait. I am excited for her.

We are headed over to the co-op this evening to pick up our seed.

Another thing that is a little different this year is that we have a sweet beagle puppy in our back yard. So having a garden this year is going to be a bit of a challenge. We are going to have to put up a fence around it just to keep him out of it.

So it may be a little interesting to say the least at what our garden will look like this year when it is all said and done.  I am hoping to have okra, tomatoes, green bean, sunflowers, peppers and maybe a few more things.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. It has just been gorgeous here. Today  was nearly 90 degrees. A little bit to hot for me in May.

God Bless
The Fullers

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tornadoes just 1/2 mile away

Last Wednesday will be a day that I will never forget. You see I live in Al and  the weather was just horrible all day Wednesday. It started around 4:30am. The tornadoes siren started going off. I was awake from then on. From 4:30am to 5:45am the tornadoes sirens went off 4 times.

They finally calm down and I was able to get ready for work. They delayed schools for an hour. My son was off work that day as was able to take my daughter to school. They were there only 30 minutes and they were already loading them back on the bus. The sirens were going off so they waited. My son picked her back up and they came home and went to the storm shelter next door. They were there most of the day while hubby and I was at work.

While I was at work we went to the storm shelter 3 times. One tornado touch down right close to where I was working. We were finally told to go home. I was home maybe and hour and  was watching the new and the weather man reported that a F4 was headed our way.

I get on the phone to my husband and was just shaking and asking him where he was at. He was pulling in the drive way. Told him there was a F4 headed our way, he told me to hit the closet with our daughter, he was coming. He came and got in the closet and watch the weather on his phone. He said that it is going about 1/2 mile from here. So he goes to the back door and tells me to come look.

It is a sight I will never forget. I watch  and saw the F4 go by just about a 1/2 mile from our home. I dont' think I have ever shook so hard and been so scared. And then 5 minutes later another formed and went over and we saw that one to.

As it was going over plywood, boards, tin, insulation, paper, you name it , it was falling from the sky. When you see all of this, it is a feeling you just can't describe.

We have been to help the vicitms and it is just heartbreaking. Please remember all the victims in your thoughts and prayers. They will need them in the coming days and weeks.

Sorry this post is so long.

May God richly bless you this week. Remember tell you love ones that you love them and tell them just what they mean to you.

God Bless
The Fullers