The in-laws cometh… to save my arse

20110604-090635.jpgFrench beans are go today. About the only thing I’m bang up to date with. Most everything else is behind schedule.

I won’t whinge about the weather again. Ok, I will. It’s been bloody awful. Ants are destroying everything on the plot because the soil’s so dry. God knows if these beans will survive.

On the plus side, my in-laws are coming to stay in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to this. Counter-intuitive, I know, but bear with me: they’re keen vegetable growers. Thus I’ll shortly be benefitting from much-needed help from clued-up gardeners. And I’ll be working them hard for their supper.

*cackles evilly*

Almost as welcome as rain.

3 Responses to “The in-laws cometh… to save my arse”

  1. Tanya Walton Says:

    Well soilman…it’s not everyday you find a bloke looking forward to his in-laws arriving!! Hope it all goes as planned!!

  2. Damo Says:

    There’s always got to be a trade-off, my parents stayed for 3 months in between houses and my old man fitted 2 new bathrooms and a utility room for us! Good luck!

  3. Emma Says:

    Ants are a nuisance. Ours are “farming” aphids like mad. Everywhere we look the ants are running up plants to their huge aphid colonies, harvesting honeydew. Apparently, they really do farm them, and will carry the aphids to new plants, and protect them from predators. We need a war on ants!