Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 8 years. Okay, okay, now it's been 9 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

So Bodacious!!


Buenas tardes!

It is cloudy here and the wind is picking up.
I asked Senor about that because he always seems glued to the weather radar screen.
He said he didn't know anything, so to be more clear about it, i said......is it going to rain..............no, i don't think so, there is no activity showing any rain...............
Maybe he just likes all those colors on the radar screen.
I don't know, but I know you have to ask the question just right or it was not a question in the first place.


Back in January it was freezing cold here forever. I don't mean like thirty-one, isn't that freezing?
Several times when I went for my fiveam walks it was around thirty-six.

Senor put this tower heater in our bedroom and he had it going all day and night.
 We have never had such cold days and nights.

But then one morning we woke  and the tops of the bouganvillea were crisp and brown and the baby leaves on the papayas were wilted.
The leaves of the figs had fallen off as had the beautiful green leaves of the red hibiscus.
The Tecoma bells were crisp brown and the fuego trees, usually lush and green, had turned dark and gray.

The tomatoes were all mushy, peas all squishy.

And all sixty-seven of Senor's sweet corn plants were wilted and lying on their sides.
They were...........'gone plants'.

We had a freeze.

That freeze was the talk of town and if you listened long enough, no matter the language, you could learn who lost what and how they were reacting to it.
Mexican gardeners told us to water, water, water, but do not cut anything.

So, this is what we did and as soon as he was able to Senor got his hands on new sweet corn seed, bodacious is his favorite.
And the other night he made his first foray into the 'corn field' so we could have sweet bodacious corn for dinner, 




It was worth every succulent bite!!!

We never did replant the tomatoes, it was just too late by then. 
Carrots, onions, peppers, lettuce and a large variety of herbs all survived.

And the brussel sprouts are just coming out on the huge stalks.
The papayas are bright and green, the bouganvillea is covered with flowers the fuegos are filling out and starting to flower and the Tecoma's are covered with their bright yellow flowers.
 Everything is coming back bright and green and colorful.

But, oh, the sweet corn!!!
So bodacious!!
Adios!
Linda Lou 

4 comments:

Linda Mcphee said...

So glad you are blogging again and that your garden thrives

Anonymous said...

So, are those little yellow things on the fence around the corn a sign that there is electricity running through the wire? I would love to do that around our tomatoes because the squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits (yes, rabbits, I saw them) wreck most of the ripe tomatoes every summer. (What I'd really like to do is sit out in the bushes with Culver's 22 but we're a little too close to the neighbors for that :-)

Love the photos!
Yennifer

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Thanks, Linda, I'll try and keep it up!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Yennifer! Yes, Senor has an electrical wire running around his corn. We had a family of squirrels that could not leave the corn alone about 3 years ago and it solved the problem. I touched it accidentally once and it's just light enough to make you jump a little.
Yeah, I think you better leave the 22 at the cabin.....LL