Mary Mary quite contrary

how does ur garden grow?

 

i am halfway done prepping our garden...did almost 4 hrs Saturday, 2 hrs ths morn and an hr this eve...hoping the weather is nice and i can finish it by wknd...got a viewing to go to tomorrow so no yoga and no gardening...oh wait i can get some time in the morn

my neighbour offered to till it but i refused the offer...i dont mind him but his boyfren is too nosey and they dont budge without each other

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I don't have a green thumb. From the gardener's previous years' work, the front yard has been like Botanic Garden for a few weeks now with all colors of flowers; I'm reaping shallotte; and later will get peppers, spinach, celery and herbs. All I have to do is water them. 

very nice ladies....y'all 2 have gardener$$$

can't say i will ever want anyone to  tend to my garden

I enjoy gardening...it was a choice we made, to get an itty bitty house and a big yard so i can grow flowers in frnt n veg/fruits at the back

so to Each his own...right

I wish I can say that I'm rich and that's why I have a gardener. I can't take credit for a lovely garden...have to give it to Miguel and team

Some find gardening therapeutic, I consider it a chore

Like you said to each their own

Love my garden....veggie and flowers.

 

when we bought our first house in 1978, I requested two things:

- a nicely prepared spot for a veggie garden

- a clothes line

got them then and still have them!!

 

Chami.....we always clean up the garden in the fall and now that hubby is retired he takes care of that

 

also, in Feb he 'set' bora and ochro seeds in small paper cups (no need to buy any fancy post) and I can't believe how big the plants are now.  ready for the garden as soon as the weather allows.

 

I still and always will enjoy gardening - grew up with a farming family and so many of my memories of my mom are of her in the garden very early morning (while it was still cool), or of her sitting on the front steps sharpening the cutlass in preparation for her gardening. or of her reaping the many variety of veggies and selling at Pouderoyen market.

 

these are the memories that keeps me warm!!   

I wish I had more time for gardening, it is truly relaxing.  Last year I planted 2 wiri wiri pepper plants and still have pepper in my fridge   

 

Have a few flowers that  come up every year so not much effort needed. Azaleas are already flowering.

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by alena06:

I wish I had more time for gardening

 

 

* How many hours you spend at the gym ?

 

* Listen! There are 168 hours in a week. Surely you are not saying you can't find 3 hours to devote to an activity(gardening) that is therapeutic and soothes the soul.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Riya:

 

Some find gardening therapeutic, I consider it a chore

Like you said to each their own

 

* There is an old saying, "if you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden."

 

* I guess your mantra on happiness is this:

 

 

* Anyway, you are dead right! "To each his own."

 

* Personally the Rev admires gardens but he ain't into gardening.

 

Rev

Deed, nice to see you checked in again

i asked u something on the tickle thread but of course you prob did not read it...i should've included it with the email

tell my BIL if he has any left over seedlings you and him can drop it off...hubby and i used to clean up the garden and cover it in the fall...last fall i did not even rake the leaves or haul up the old plants....i am finally done pulling out the old plants and forking up the rows...had some weeds to pull out too

Hope all is well

also, i am thinking to join that place where u posted the pics of the 'loves' of your life...ran into others Tues

 

i sat on my front porch from about 6:30 to 7:20 this morn...with my coffee

admired the daffodils, hyacinths, early tulips and some kinda purple flowers that I am not sure of its name....

i have a beautiful memory of the last wknd of my hubby when he was asked if he wants to go to the roof garden at Princess Margaret and he said "No, I want to go home to see my own garden"...the nurse asked what kinda flowers he has and he responded, " My wife plants it and I get to admire her beautiful flowers and eat the fresh vegetables" ...when he got home that Sat, he sat on the front porch, received his 'nephew' and Dr as he admired the flowers for over an hour...that is a comforting memory!

 

You sound like my sis-in-law; every year, she gets about 100 large pumpkins and all kinds of veggies. You both are excellent gardeners. In light of your tragedy, all that hard work is good for the body, mind and soul. What kinda happy neighbors you have, get them to help with the strenuous stuff. 

OMG, Rev's here, I betta behave.   

WOMEN FARMING IN A RICE FIELD

 

 

QUESTION:

 

* Are those women farming rice because they want to or are they farming rice because they have to ?

 

CHECK THIS:

 

* When people do things that they want to---they are usually filled with joy, happiness and contentment.

 

* It's like that little kitchen garden GNI ladies like chameli and Villagebelle have---they do the gardening because they want to--it brings them fulfillment and gratification.

 

* But when people do things that they have to---like those ladies in the rice and paddy fields----there is a lot of stress and dissatisfaction and worries.

 

* Am I making sense ?

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:

WOMEN FARMING IN A RICE FIELD

 

 

QUESTION:

 

* Are those women farming rice because they want to or are they farming rice because they have to ?

 

CHECK THIS:

 

* When people do things that they want to---they are usually filled with joy, happiness and contentment.

 

* It's like that little kitchen garden GNI ladies like chameli and Villagebelle have---they do the gardening because they want to--it brings them fulfillment and gratification.

 

* But when people do things that they have to---like those ladies in the rice and paddy fields----there is a lot of stress and dissatisfaction and worries.

 

* Am I making sense ?

 

Rev

you are not making sense because you have no knowledge of being in a paddy field. Those women are wet for six hours and they are sticking tufts of rice plants into mud five inches deep. There is no joy in that. No one sings no one chatter no one even breaks into a smile. It is silence in a sea of mud. I wish women would never do that job and it is going to be a reality as machines take over.

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by alena06:

I wish I had more time for gardening

 

 

* How many hours you spend at the gym ?

 

* Listen! There are 168 hours in a week. Surely you are not saying you can't find 3 hours to devote to an activity(gardening) that is therapeutic and soothes the soul.

 

Rev

Mr Rev, the gym is high on my priority list and very therapeutic  

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
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you are not making sense because you have no knowledge of being in a paddy field. Those women are wet for six hours and they are sticking tufts of rice plants into mud five inches deep. There is no joy in that. No one sings no one chatter no one even breaks into a smile. It is silence in a sea of mud. I wish women would never do that job and it is going to be a reality as machines take over.

says who?

Sormborn, have you ever planted rice with a group of women who has done this every crop?  I bet ur honest ans will be a no.  Let me share this with all of you...I HAVE (i once read a plaque which had this quote: Poverty is nothing to brag about and it is nothing to be ashamed of) i joined my mom and aunts...some were aunts by blood and some by neighbourhood...they sang and joked...they talked about their "lazy goodfornothing" man...and often they would remind each other that I am there and to behave...

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

you are not making sense because you have no knowledge of being in a paddy field.

 

Mr. Stormborn:

 

* How many times must I tell you when you reply to a Rev post on GNI it is paramount that fathom and envisage the essence of what he wrote.

 

* Why you always like to muck up and complicate things ?

 

* Your problem is you were in such a rush to score some cheap points against the Rev that threw comprehension out the window. You totally misconceived the core or significance of what I was trying to say in the post above.

 

* Anyway stormy, because the Rev is a kind and compassionate man I'll help you to understand what I was saying in that post.

 

* You see Stormy, there is a fundamental difference between a person wanting to do something and a person having to do something.

 

*Stop reading and think about that Stormy.

 

* It's like the life people live---happy and contented people live a "want to" life not a "have to" life.

 

* When you live a "have to" life----you have an obligation---and lots of obligations enslave you.

 

BACK TO THOSE WOMEN RICE FARMERS

 

* They  were in the rice field not because they want to be there----they were there because they have to be there.

 

* And my point was when youdo things that you want to---you are apt to be happy and joyful and contented while when you do things that you have to or are obligated to then you are apt to be unhappy---check the faces on those women rice farmers--they ain't happy and joyful.

 

* Do you get my drift stormy or you still want to argue and disagree ?

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Django:

I saw my mom planting and cutting rice,i can recall she

was pregnant and will be in the rice fields,she is 82+ now

one hard working individual since in her younger days.

 

 

* Django Bhai you have a great Mom. I'm sure it's not only Mother's day you show her genuine love and affection, but every day of the year.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Chameli:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
[]

you are not making sense because you have no knowledge of being in a paddy field. Those women are wet for six hours and they are sticking tufts of rice plants into mud five inches deep. There is no joy in that. No one sings no one chatter no one even breaks into a smile. It is silence in a sea of mud. I wish women would never do that job and it is going to be a reality as machines take over.

says who?

Sormborn, have you ever planted rice with a group of women who has done this every crop?  I bet ur honest ans will be a no.  Let me share this with all of you...I HAVE (i once read a plaque which had this quote: Poverty is nothing to brag about and it is nothing to be ashamed of) i joined my mom and aunts...some were aunts by blood and some by neighbourhood...they sang and joked...they talked about their "lazy goodfornothing" man...and often they would remind each other that I am there and to behave...

I  have not planted biyah my self. I have seen it since we hired these gangs of women from the next village to do it. We had over 800 acres going when I was a kid. We still have around 300 presently...at least my cousin has.

 

I ploughed the fields, prepared it and did all the things a person on a tractor did. I also watched the BRE to keep the birds away. Even as a kid I thought it was truly terrible job. I have never heard people singing on that job as I have never heard people singing on and estate weeding gang.

 

If the PPP loses I am going back and I am going to turn that entire estate into a development. To hell with rice.

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

you are not making sense because you have no knowledge of being in a paddy field.

 

Mr. Stormborn:

 

* How many times must I tell you when you reply to a Rev post on GNI it is paramount that fathom and envisage the essence of what he wrote.

 

* Why you always like to muck up and complicate things ?

 

* Your problem is you were in such a rush to score some cheap points against the Rev that threw comprehension out the window. You totally misconceived the core or significance of what I was trying to say in the post above.

 

* Anyway stormy, because the Rev is a kind and compassionate man I'll help you to understand what I was saying in that post.

 

* You see Stormy, there is a fundamental difference between a person wanting to do something and a person having to do something.

 

*Stop reading and think about that Stormy.

 

* It's like the life people live---happy and contented people live a "want to" life not a "have to" life.

 

* When you live a "have to" life----you have an obligation---and lots of obligations enslave you.

 

BACK TO THOSE WOMEN RICE FARMERS

 

* They  were in the rice field not because they want to be there----they were there because they have to be there.

 

* And my point was when youdo things that you want to---you are apt to be happy and joyful and contented while when you do things that you have to or are obligated to then you are apt to be unhappy---check the faces on those women rice farmers--they ain't happy and joyful.

 

* Do you get my drift stormy or you still want to argue and disagree ?

 

Rev

What does all of that drivel has to do with the fact it is a terrible filthy job?  I do not know what rational mind would think that is a good job for their mother, sister, child. I have seen it up close and not a damn thing of it inspire memories of peasant girls singing Bollywood tunes and having a blast.

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

What does all of that drivel has to do with the fact it is a terrible filthy job? 

 

Stormy:

 

* Maybe you should stop using big words like "drivel" and start working on your tenses ?

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
Originally Posted by Chameli:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
[]

you are not making sense because you have no knowledge of being in a paddy field. Those women are wet for six hours and they are sticking tufts of rice plants into mud five inches deep. There is no joy in that. No one sings no one chatter no one even breaks into a smile. It is silence in a sea of mud. I wish women would never do that job and it is going to be a reality as machines take over.

says who?

Sormborn, have you ever planted rice with a group of women who has done this every crop?  I bet ur honest ans will be a no.  Let me share this with all of you...I HAVE (i once read a plaque which had this quote: Poverty is nothing to brag about and it is nothing to be ashamed of) i joined my mom and aunts...some were aunts by blood and some by neighbourhood...they sang and joked...they talked about their "lazy goodfornothing" man...and often they would remind each other that I am there and to behave...

I  have not planted biyah my self. I have seen it since we hired these gangs of women from the next village to do it. We had over 800 acres going when I was a kid. We still have around 300 presently...at least my cousin has.

 

I ploughed the fields, prepared it and did all the things a person on a tractor did. I also watched the BRE to keep the birds away. Even as a kid I thought it was truly terrible job. I have never heard people singing on that job as I have never heard people singing on and estate weeding gang.

 

If the PPP loses I am going back and I am going to turn that entire estate into a development. To hell with rice.

planting ganja is more money but never say to hell with rice to a rice eating man like me you looking for war   

Originally Posted by Chameli:
 

 i joined my mom and aunts...some were aunts by blood and some by neighbourhood...they sang and joked...they talked about their "lazy goodfornothing" man...and often they would remind each other that I am there and to behave...

 

HA HA HA HA

 

* Women are always 100% honest and truthful when they gossip about their men.

 

* By the way, I wonder if they were talking about Stormy.hahahaha

 

* Arrite! Stormy---Go ahead! take a cheap shot at the Rev.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

What does all of that drivel has to do with the fact it is a terrible filthy job? 

 

Stormy:

 

* Maybe you should stop using big words like "drivel" and start working on your tenses ?

 

Rev

When you develop the habit of paragraphs instead of lists

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

When you develop the habit of paragraphs instead of lists

 

Stormy:

 

* I see you are enamored by the Rev's unique style, using lists instead of paragraphs, on GNI.

 

* By the way, you mentioned returning to Guyana to develop your family's huge plot of land if the PPP loses. Well, that ain't happening my bwoy.

 

 

* The PPP has the election today in the bag.

 

QUESTION:

 

* Are you still planning on retiring in Spain or will the wife have to bury you in Maryland.

 

Rev

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

When you develop the habit of paragraphs instead of lists

 

Stormy:

 

* I see you are enamored by the Rev's unique style, using lists instead of paragraphs, on GNI.

 

* By the way, you mentioned returning to Guyana to develop your family's huge plot of land if the PPP loses. Well, that ain't happening my bwoy.

 

 

* The PPP has the election today in the bag.

 

QUESTION:

 

* Are you still planning on retiring in Spain or will the wife have to bury you in Maryland.

 

Rev

your writing sucks and yet you believe you have a right to be critical. Lists and crayola scripts may look good to you but it is annoying.

 

The land sat there for 3 generations; it can do the same for another. It bothers no one and is quite ideal as a bird sanctuary.

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

The land sat there for 3 generations; it can do the same for another. It bothers no one and is quite ideal as a bird sanctuary.

 

* You better hope and pray after Prezzy wins by a majority he doesn't seize that land you own and give it to his children to develop.

 

   President Ramotar, his wife Missy and two of his children

 

* By the way, check out Prezzy's daughter Lisa---Bright/Beautiful/Charming---she is seeking huge plots of land to develop. 

 

*PrayLisa doesn't find out about those 300 acres your family owns stormy.

 

Rev

 

Originally Posted by Rev:
Originally Posted by Stormborn:
 

The land sat there for 3 generations; it can do the same for another. It bothers no one and is quite ideal as a bird sanctuary.

 

* You better hope and pray after Prezzy wins by a majority he doesn't seize that land you own and give it to his children to develop.

 

   President Ramotar, his wife Missy and two of his children

 

* By the way, check out Prezzy's daughter Lisa---Bright/Beautiful/Charming---she is seeking huge plots of land to develop. 

 

*PrayLisa doesn't find out about those 300 acres your family owns stormy.

 

Rev

 

My family came out of the logie a hundred years ago. We are not the stupid type that get scared off easily.

Originally Posted by Chameli:

 I am almost done forking up the garden, hauled out 2 recycle bins of weeds

got my seedling out in the garage...planting soon

 

where are the gardeners?

Cham, you are a dedicated gardener! Send us some photos of when your flowers and plants start to bloom. Why wait till then? If you have "before and after" photos, you can post them. Enjoy your gardening time.

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