Oats, Peas, Beans *sniff* and Barley....

are dead.

I was going to post about the rock mentioned a couple posts ago; to answer two people's question about it. But I haven't the heart to post happy things today.

Today's chore focus for the kids is the yard. I asked children to weed in the vegetable garden and mostly to pull up the dead pea plants (Key word: DEAD) and pick beans off the LIVING bean plants. Get that? So half an hour later, they came streaming back in with a bucket of beans. I went out to size up their weeding accomplishments and my heart sank.

Someone had pulled up the nice green living BEAN plants and left the DEAD PEA PLANTS in the garden. The person who pulled the wrong plants shall remain nameless--I'm not mad at this child, so I will protect his or her identity. I should have gone out there to point out which plants I wanted pulled. But I am still very sad. The bean plants still had months of production left in them. And I still have to go out to pull up the dead pea plants, but I don't want to. The hole in the garden where the bean plants had been is painful to look at.

Comments

Dennis said…
I'm sorry about your beans and I know the guilty party is sorry too.
Now I have a confession to make concerning rocks. About 25 yrs ago Sharon and I were driving out west and stopped at a tourist stop somewhere in So. Dakota. There we purchased a rock for $3.00. It was a beautiful rock, pink, and we kept it for a long time but it got lost somewhere in one of our moves.
froggybaby said…
I am weeping at the bean loss. May they rest in peas.
Jen said…
Awww, I'm so sorry for your loss. If it makes you feel any better, they do sell them in the produce section at the grocery store (wink). I would have been upset, too.