Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Zucchini Caper

We were gone for 2 weeks and when we returned our yard and "garden" looked better than ever. Somehow, my Super Dad managed to green up our lawn, cut it the perfect length, trim our bushes, and keep our dog, Biscuit, alive and happy.

Most surprising of all though (and I must say, rather suspicious) was the fact that we didn't have a single blossom on our zucchini plants when we left town, but when we returned there were 3 FULL GROWN zucchinis sitting in the pots. Why were they not attached to any vines? How had these beautiful zucchinis grown so quickly? Why was there not a single other blossom or sign of a mini zucchini in sight? My Encyclopedia Brown sensors were out. How could we solve this mystery?


Pat said...

What a mystery! If only anyone in your family liked cucumbers, you'd have something to do with the loot!

Melissa said...

I love your stories & the song makes it even better. Aren't road trips fun. :) Glad you guys are back!

The Heaton's said...

Your dad is so funny! You guys make me laugh!

Our Family said...

What a nice dad! Tell him hi and good job on the lawn. Looks nice!!

Mary Todd said...

Dear Vanessa,

You must have the best dad. I showed Livingstone your blog and he immediately went out to revitalize our lawn that the neighbors have been complaining about.

Now instead of the "Death Valley" technique he has now implemented what he calls his "scorched earth" policy! "Mr. Jingles" poured gasoline over the dead grass and set the entire front and back yard on fire. In his efforts to escape he forgot about the electric fence and the dog collar and was knocked flat on his posterioratus when trying to escape.

Needless to say he is recovering from 3rd degree burns after spending the last two days in University Hospital. Any suggestions how I might keep him bedfast for the next several months?


PS--The recent rain has given Sweeney and I an idea to help raise money for Livingstone's medical expenses. What do you think about charging the neighbors to mud wrestle? Plese advise.

Vanessa said...

Dear Mary,
All I can say is . . . poor, poor Mr. Jingles. I think the mud wrestling is a great idea. Your yard sounds like it is now a perfect location, as it now only contains dirt due to the fire. I am not quite sure, however, how much adults would pay to wrestle you or Sweeney. Also, you may not want to involve the neighborhood children as you will assuredly be sued or charged with some sort of allegations.

P.S. I do have the BEST dad!!

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