"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mind Your Agent Research

I love blogging. I LOVE writing. I miss by bloggy buddies. I have not been a good blog buddy of late. We have a huge (one acre)  garden and it is a main source of income in the summer. Actually, I love winter too because it's writing time but there isn't much money coming in, so we have to really double down in the summer. What's my point? I just want you all to know that I peek in on you when I can and if I don't comment, don't assume I wasn't there.

I feel guilty even taking the time to write this itty bitty post because I should be weeding the chard, squash (I saw my first baby zucchini yesterday!) the lettuce and beets. Then it's building-a-trellis-time for the tomatoes. And mind the soaker hoses. We've been a  month without rain, so we must mind the soaker hoses.

For those of you in the agent research phase of your work, there is a great post by Jemi Fraser over at The Write Angle.

Have a great week!

p.s. I'm planning a special post for Summer Solstice. Hopefully it'll happen, unlike the Summer Solstice party I've always wanted to throw.

15 comments:

Frances Garrood said...

You have NO RAIN? Please come and help yourself to some of ours!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The garden comes first. We had a huge one growing up and I remember how much time it consumed.

Jemi Fraser said...

Thanks so much for the shoutout! You're a sweetie! :)

Good luck with the garden - can't even imagine dealing with anything that large. With my luck, they'd all wither :)

Al said...

time seems the issue for everyone at the moment!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Frances,
I wish I could!

Diane,
It does come first. Thanks.

Jemi,
You're welcome. Yours was an awesome post. Thanks.

Al,
It certainly is not always on our side. Thanks for commenting!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow, an acre is a lot of weeding and watering. There is so much satisfaction in growing a thriving garden, though, and your enthusiasm for the baby squash made me grin. I envy you that, if not the weeding.
Happy summer and happy solstice. Hopefully, our online paths will cross sometimes. :)

Talli Roland said...

I find it difficult to keep up with social media in the summer when I just want to be outside (when it's not raining, that is). Happy weeding!

Pet said...

But your are the best of the bloggy buddies!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Tricia,
Thank you so much!! I, too, hope our online paths continue to cross.

Talli,
I do to. I can't even try. Thanks!

Pet,
Aww...thanks!!!

Liza said...

Planting and nurturing a garden can be almost as rewarding as growing and caring for words. Enjoy what you are doing this summer...winter will be here before we know it.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Liza,
Wise words. Thank you!

Talli Roland said...

You can have some of London's rain. Yikes - we're swimming in it.

Happy gardening! :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Talli,
It happened again: last evening the sky darkened and the wind picked up. The storm moved around us and blew off into the big lake.

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Yvonne, Whew! I feel so much better reading your post! I've been a terrible blogging buddy in 2012 as well, my good intentions to pop in & catch up with everyone, just never seem to happen! So..concentrate on your lovely garden and know we're thinking of you too! :)

Good luck with that huge expanse of land and all the work it entails

Have a great summer and hope your baby zucchini grows big and fat!

Judy, South Africa