Today we are going to take a tour of my dad's garden. I've been spending a lot of time with my daddy lately. At 78, he is unfortunately faced with a life change that I wish weren't happening. My mother died when I was 22 and then about five years later, me married again. They were married for ten years at which time she passed away due to a life long heart condition. Three and a half years ago, my father and Millie were married and it's been pretty challenging from the get go. It's just one of those things that happens, so I've been trying to love and support him as much as possible right now as he is going through this difficult divorce.
As much as my dad wants to stay living in his home (he's been there since '92), it looks like the home and property will have to be sold and the proceeds split down the middle. I've been pretty sad for him because he loves his place so much.....a lovely retirement home just next to Grand Lake. It has been a wonderful atmosphere for both of his passions, gardening and fishing. I believe that God has a plan for my dad's future, so no matter what, everything will work out in the long run. I'm hoping he'll move closer to Tulsa so our family can enjoy his sweet spirit all of the time!
In the slide show, you'll see his corn is already coming up nicely....lots of cauliflower and broccoli planted and my favorite - blackberries and boysenberries! This years crop has been taking it's sweet time maturing but now they are really starting to get ripe and juicy! And last, but not least, you'll see a picture of Coco, Dad's loyal pet Daschund. Coco is 14 years old now but he's still a pretty sharp old guy. He's a cool dog as he eats every single fruit or vegetable that dad feeds him! Way to get that veggie glow, Coco!!