the stuff is just laying on and in the ground. all u gotta do is pick it. well i guess it aint that simple. first you gotta work up the ground. then plant seeds. the weed it. then hope for nature to be kind. if all the ingredients are right then you can pick fresh vegetables. the weather has been good for some things but not so good for others. my strawberries went dormant during the heat. i had plenty of peaches and plums last year but none this year. my potatoes were late in breaking ground and i dont remember them flowering. now i have 3 rows of them that are 100 feet long. i pick fresh onions when i need them. my cabbages are just starting to ripen. my zuchinni plant is thriving, but one of my plants got zapped. the tomato plants are flowering and putting on fruit. my green beans have flowered. my beans are climbing. looks like a good year even if some things wont make it. gardening is like gambling. you never know what the payoff will be, if indeed there is one. but if you dont take the chance there wont be one.
i am still sore from this weekend. i did dance most of the night saturday. i sat down for bout an hour but enjoyed dancing most of the night. i think that is what dancing is all about–having fun. i see some dancing at pow wows that look absolutely bored. i wonder what the hell they doing out there if it aint fun. i dance for the fun of dancing.
we had an indian ball game at daybreak. for the uninitiated, our ball game is sorta like lacrosse. ‘cept lacrosse is a knock off of our game. and we dont need all that equipment they do. they play a sissy game compared to ours. i am usually the oldest man that plays. i keep saying i will retire but enjoy the game too much. that day is coming though, i can still feel the effects of the game today. i got rolled up several times. that is part of the game.
our team sorta lost. normally there is one person that oversees the game. lately we have a self appointed committee that stands on the sidelines and try to determine the outcome of a game, usually siding with their team. the game is not about winning and losing, though we compete to win. it was meant for the clans to play together. winning at all costs aint what it is all about. so when non players affect the game that kinda cheapens the game. i think if they want to affect the outcome of a game they should pick up a stick and get out there and play. take their lumps like we do. we missed a few calls. even some of the other players thought that. so i believe the score was reds one, blues one and sideline players two. some believe the outcome of the game determines how the weather will be, and how it will affect gardens. dont know how that figures when someone changes rules that affects scores. you throw spirituality out the window when you do that. we are going to play the game at the gathering i guess. i hope no one embarrasses our people by bending rules. the game should be above that. its about honor.
i have been drinking lotsa indian tea lately. i usually drink sun tea but have changed to indian tea because of the taste. it reminds me of when i was a young boy. and it is good for the system.
i have to catch up on the things i put on hold while ceremonies were going on. gardening is never finished til fall. other things wait til i am not busy. so i have a full week ahead. as always.