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Garden is in, Son electrocuted, & onto the Yard Work

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Well, it was an eventful weekend for us to say the least. We installed a new sand filter system for our swimming pool after finding a really great deal at Amazon & had it overnighted for only $3.99! (Did I mention I love AMAZON!)

We decided to install a pipe for the backwash so that it didn't wash our lawn. My youngest offered to dig the trench. I reminded dh to show him where the 220v power line ran so said son wouldn't hit it- and I went off to get the garden tilled, mounded and planted.

Well, needless to say a very shaky ds comes over to me and says he was electrocuted. Apparently he hit the 220v line and thought it was a root so he hit it as hard as he could. . . and it Hit Back. He got a little burn on his hip from having his knife attached to him, but other than a real good lesson on respecting electricity, he's otherwise fine.

I managed to get the garden in- we have a full row of tomatoes, green-red-yellow bell peppers, cantaloupe, zucchini, jalapenos, habeneros, summer squash, pumpkins, watermelons, sweet peas, cucumbers (slicers), pickling cucumbers, and a few choice herbs. I installed the self watering timer and instead of straw between the rows I used mulch as it was dirt cheap at Lowes.

If half of the stuff that I planted comes in, we'll be eating high on the hog as they say. I have a few more recipes to add to the site today, and if you haven't see in yet, you should check out the latest $50 weekly menu!

For now, I'm off to mow the lawn before heading back to work, Have a great Day!

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  1. fosterfamily5's Avatar
    Omg! Glad you son is ok!! Your garden sounds wonderful. I love the new site. I'm on there all the time. I finally made the topsy turvy tomato plants. 1 week in and I haven't killed them yet.....Lol!!
  2. FreebieQueen's Avatar
    He's doing fine, but we didn't realize how much of a shock he actually received, it melted the entire tip of the shovel off. The garden is looking good, I need to get some photos taken today! How did your topsy's turnout? Mine is doing great, it's huge with tons of flowers on it. My only concern is that the plants have completely turned up towards the sun and grown to the top of the planter. I'm wondering how the stalks are going to NOT break once the fruit gets fat. I'll post updated pics of the plant later today (if I get home soon enough).