Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Garlic Is Planted

No thanks to Charlie.  He didn't want to celebrate his three-month birthday yesterday by planting garlic.  He thought we should be inside woodstove-bathing:

The winter alternative to nekkid baby time on the lawn.

He was happy on a blanket outside with us for about as long as it took A. to dig the garlic bed for me.  Then the MiL took him so I could actually plant the garlic, and that didn't go so well.

Gardening is not a particularly calming and therapeutic activity with a background soundtrack of a baby screaming.

But!  I did get the garlic in the ground, all 100 cloves of it.  Let winter begin.


Anonymous said...

A three-month-old's smile is one of the most gorgeous things in the world.

Happy three-month-day, Charlie!

Anonymous said...

He does look happy as a clam. :) Beth

Joellen said...

Happy 3 month birthday, Charlie! You are such a cutie.

Phoo-D said...

He is absolutely adorable. Love those chubby cheeks! I'm so impressed that you got the garlic in! That is a lot of work. You are within 1 month of finding smoother sailing. Everything baby seemed to get a little bit easier by month 4 (despite moving out of our house and battling a flood of course).

tu mere said...

So glad go hear y'all had a good enough weather day to be outside to plant. Charlie looks as healthy and happy as I remember. As for the crying, minor annoyance for a grandparent, major for mom. You did good handing off and finishing what needed to get done!

FinnyKnits said...

100 cloves. Wow. How much space do you plant with garlic? I put in a couple dozen bulbs so that *maybe* I could make my own garlic braid next summer.

You know, because buying one at the farm stand for $20 is crazy.