This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Tomorrow — Saturday, May 2, is World Naked Gardening Day.

That’s a thing?

I do not plan to streak in my backyard, but I may let Eli run around naked in the baby pool.

My cousin (Hi Andrew!) pointed out that this day exists.

I don’t get it and why did you know that?

Here is an explanation from wngd.org:

Why garden naked? First of all, it’s fun! Second only to swimming, gardening is at the top of the list of family-friendly activities people are most ready to consider doing nude. Moreover, our culture needs to move toward a healthy sense of both body acceptance and our relation to the natural environment. Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us–even if only for those few sunkissed minutes–that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet.

That’s about the most ridiculous paragraph I’ve read in my damn life.

I don’t recommending traipsing around in your backyard in the buff.

Here is why:

1. Bug bites
2. Indecent exposure charges and life-time registration as a sex offender.
3. I don’t wanna see that. No offense, but ew.
4. Too many opportunities for bad jokes. I won’t even go there.
5. Potential for invasive tick checks increases 100 percent

However, I’ve been thinking about gardening. I’ve got frugal garden wishes and drought-resistant dreams
 We’ve been hard at work the last few weekends ripping down vines and uprooting weeds and and turning over dirt in the backyard, getting it ready for gardening.

  Thus far we found remnants of edging stones from gardens of yore. I threw down wildflower and sunflower seeds to cover the chain link, neighbor yard junk and eyesore dog shacks.

Then I walked around downtown Oklahoma City’s Myriad Gardens snapping pics of pretty plants.

I spoke to a human there about where you buy stuff like native grasses. He said they have such a problem sourcing that stuff the staff has to have it shipped in from around the country. He had no idea where I could get seeds, and he works at a top city garden.

However, on a yet another walk, I spotted a cluster of Indian feather grass plants in blue pots stamped with “Made in Ada.”

Any humans out there have any tips? (Google has failed me thus far).

We’ll keep looking around…to be continued…

Eli gardens

Eli gardens

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