Gardening and Simple Plumbing Fixes



          Meet my gardening buddy Junpeow, our black dog who loves sleeping under our garden hose. He must be feeling so cool and comfortable below the water filled tubes. As a puppy I always spotted him there early in the morning.                                                                                   
 

black puppy under a hose
     
     But in the afternoons he would be sprawled with no care in the world on our Vietnam Rose carpeted lawn watching the world go by beside my pink Zinnias.

puppy beside flowers
       The hubby loves the colorful Vietnam Roses but does not fancy my Zinnias to my horrendous dismay. He asked me one weekend in the sweetest way to plant them somewhere else and so we did. Gathering the little pink Zinnias ready for transplantation he helped me dig on the soil on the western part of our home. As he pushed the shovel down water suddenly sprinkled all over us. He threw me that familiar "I told you this isn't a great idea"  stare. "So what do we do?" I shouted not knowing whether to enjoy the shower of water which was such a relief on a warm afternoon.  "Of course I have to turn off the water system!" he gasped as he ran to the back of the house. Returning with gadgets to fix the broken plastic pipes he was smiling at his own carelessness as he forgot there was a water pipe right in the very area where we started digging. "Not my fault," I whispered in between suppressed giggles as I handed him each equipment he asked for. I must admit Plumbing emergency  such as this is something out of my expertise and I was so glad the hubby was around. He took the time after to orient me and our son on simple plumbing repairs. He made sure we knew the tools needed as I am a stubborn student when it comes to gadgets. I saw a sigh of relief on his face as I identified the auger from the plunger, the wrench from the nose pliers etc. I now know where the specific shut off valves of our water system are as the first thing to do when there is a water leak is to shut off the water supply. When there is a problem with a particular fixture, one can close the valve of that fixture only which is usually located beneath the fixture and can be slowed by clockwise turning otherwise when it fails one has to shut down the main shut-off valve in the house. An expert highly reliable Katy Plumber  may be needed with more complex damages but with leaky faucets one could simply take off the leaky faucet with a screwdriver; remove the screw cap with an adjustable wrench. One may need to replace the washer to stop the leak or in some cases of washer less faucets it might be the "O" rings causing the leakage. A lot of patience, precision and care is needed for such repairs and I must again admit that I still  have to work my way on trying to fix a leak but now at least I have an idea how to take care of a Katy Water Heater and what to do first in case a sudden huge leak occurs from my constant diggings in the garden hahaha.

     These are shots of our Zinnias which winged friends love to visit. The happiness of gardening is multiplied when one sees that critters are enjoying.

Pink Zinnia with brown bug

pink flower with bug

...and yes, gardening with the ones we love is the best...may your lives be blessed with all the love in the world...
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from my humble world to yours



                                                                                            Kulasa

30 comments

  1. this post reminds me of my papa who loves gardening!

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  2. so cute pictures, especially of Junpeow, be careful with your gardening and digging Zen, it happened to me before, i almost broke a pipe :)

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  3. what type of dog is that ma'am kulasa? I'm planning to get a dog like that :)

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  4. Sis kulasa, tindi rin ng hubby mo, pinagpalit ang Zinnias mo sa Viet rose.. ha..ha..ha.. good shotsa, BTW anong breed yan helper mo.

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  5. Your shots are always beautiful, Zen, and you probably know by now which ones are my favorites :)

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  6. Is Junpeow a Doberman or a Rottweiler? He is so cute! I have a soft spot for dogs. MY dad used to teach me about plumbing, too, and I'd be sooo confused. Plumbing isn't for girls! =)

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  7. What a good company during gardening.


    You are not lonely.

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  8. I don't have a green thumb nor have any gardening skills for that matter. :) I will just admire people who has the gift to cultivate a plot and enrich it with God's abundance :) BTW, your puppy is so cute and the Zinnias are so pretty. I'll just buy potted plants when I have my garden ;)

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  9. Good thing you have someone to teach you all those. I don't know if i'll ever be able to identify a wrench if placed in front of me.

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  10. I love gardening. My father taught me when i was a kid. And until now, I still grow native orchids. But space is a big problem for me.. Living in a city makes it really very hard to find a bigger place. Aside from space, the weather here is so hot, it made my orchids unable to bear more flowers. I wish I can have a beautiful garden like yours sis Kulasa. And your photos are amazing! Love it!

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  11. i like the name of your new buddy. hehe junpeow. cool! i love zinnias, i find them so beautiful in the summer where they bloom. specially if you have a bunch of them in different colors. =)


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  14. I like the first picture...so cute.

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  15. beautiful flower shots!

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  16. I haven't got the chance to try gardening coz of very limited space. I am so green with envy just looking at your garden. Thanks for sharing them!

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  17. I haven't got the chance to try gardening coz of very limited space. I am so green with envy just looking at your garden. Thanks for sharing them!

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  18. I haven't got the chance to try gardening coz of very limited space. I am so green with envy just looking at your garden. Thanks for sharing them!

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  19. I am a gardener myself and it gives me a sense of happiness seeing the result of labor. I say I am just glad that I have a husband who knows about plumbing job who gets my sprinkler system in garden all set up:)

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  20. Ever consider switching profession to plumbing?

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  21. I love all the flowers and you captured it perfectly....

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  22. He is a charmer sis K. He look like our dog Bolt when he was still a pup. You should link this to ABC Wednesday, his name is perfect for Letter J this week.

    Sorry I missed so many post of yours kaya I am digging the old ones..

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  23. Actually plumbing systems are mostly important in gardens because water is very valuable thing for garden improvement. Yes this gardens plumbing system is perfect and their all types of plants like fruit or flower trees are looking very beautiful.

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  27. That is one cute puppy and I must say I can totally relate why he likes it so much under that reel on a hot summer day. I would stay there too if I could squeeze right underneath the hose. Anyway, you were lucky to have escaped what could have been a man-made disaster. On the other hand, you would have had instant water sprinklers on your garden. I met with a similar accident before and I immediately called plumbers in Sydney because I know for sure one mistake is sure to be more than enough and the experts will help settle my first one and prevent future reoccurrences.

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