Road Runner. We've been following Larry's blog for some time, and he had followed ours as well, so it was time to sit down over a meal and get better acquainted. After a mid-afternoon lunch at the Horseshoe Cafe in town, they joined us for a gabfest at our park. Nice folks, and we're planning at least one more meal together before they head back to their east coast home.
Last Sunday after church, Suzy and I took a run east to the tiny town of Dragoon. One of our SKP Saguaro leaseholders had told us about an abandoned rock quarry near there, and we wanted to pick up a few specimens for our garden. We drove out a dirt road as far as our relatively low-slung 4WD Suzuki felt comfortable.
At this point we stopped, had a picnic lunch, and gathered rocks. For her countless fans who have been asking, here's a picture of Suzy, 60 pounds lighter, backed by a view of the distant town of Dragoon.
|Suzy is looking and feeling so much better these days!|
Back at home, we unloaded this small collection of rocks, and vowed to return to Dragoon after I make a little more room in the back of the car for additional treasures.
For weeks we've been watering the plant, trying to get water deep into the soil around the roots. We also began digging a new hole in the backyard to receive the plant.
I knew I'd never be able to dig up that agave, so I looped a noose around the base, tied the other end to our golf cart, and fired up the cart. No movement. More digging around the base, try again. After several runs, the agave began to loosen, and finally came free.
While the trusty line was still attached, Froggie (that's the name we have given our golf cart) towed the plant to the back yard. Our neighbor Ken, the one I had been concerned about impaling, popped over and helped me install the plant in its new home.
Was that enough? Oh no! Several weeks ago while daughter Kathie was here, she and her Mom brought home three golden barrel cactus from Costco. The cacti have been waiting ever since to be planted, and today was gardening day. Again we'd been providing water to the planting site to make the dig easier, so it didn't take a lot to get this sharp trio into the ground. While the barrel cactus looks good as a single specimen, they display exceptionally well in a threesome once they get larger and have a degree of togetherness. We'll show you that in another post in a few years.
Did I say the week was busy? A Board of Directors meeting Tuesday and an open meeting with the leaseholders on Friday, followed by our regular Friday Fish Fry filled up the otherwise quiet moments in this week of ... Our Life on Wheels.