Garden 2016

So this is only a few weeks late because life just happens like that sometimes and phone calls come and paperwork happens and things just get crazy. All that said, we did put our garden in a few weeks ago. And I’ll confess now…I did not start a single plant from seed indoors. I always…

Garden is In!….And Possibly Drowning

So I didn’t quite make my “in by Mother’s Day” rule for getting my garden it. Because it was snowing. On May 10th. Snowing. I was suppose to run my Mom’s Day race that AM and get my garden planted that afternoon. But it was snowing. So the race got cancelled and I didn’t plant…

Sprouts Are Growing!

I love spring time. I think I’ve only said that about a million times. But it is still true. Even rainy Sunday afternoons, because I know that everything will be greener when the rain stops. Some of my flowers are blooming, I have tulips that are bright and beautiful and a couple little flowers here…

Re-potting The Sprouts

My sprouts are doing great! Well, at least some of them are, some of them forgot that their goal in life was to grow and become plants. So since it has been 3 weeks since I first planted the seeds I replanted the containers where nothing had grown. The only problem being that I never…

Seeds are Sprouting

And they’ve sprouted! I had a broccoli sprout first and now some tomatoes are joining the fun. At least I’m pretty sure they are tomatoes….I didn’t remember to label any of the planters so I’m just guessing here. Oh well. I love seeing the little sprouts come up. It’s a renewing and a newness and…

Seeds Are Planted!

Yes! March 17th came and I planted! My great-grandma always said that we should start the seeds indoors on March 17th and so instead of wearing green I just got out my green thumb. Actually I’ll be honest. Most years I have all my seeds planned out and how many of what and all that…

So About That Snow…

So I may have complained that we weren’t getting enough snow a little too early. February went from having temps in the 60s to suddenly becoming the snowiest February we’ve ever had, and the beginning of March hasn’t slowed the snow down at all. And that daffodil that I had taken a photo of popping…

Winter or Spring?

So it’s February. And I have daffodils coming up. In February. Something is so wrong with this picture. Don’t get me wrong, I love spring time. REALLY love spring time. But I kind of think that spring should happen in spring. NOT in February. Because I figure that if it is trying to be spring…

Gardening 101 Week 24

There’s a vine invasion going on at my house. The cantaloupe (which I didn’t plant by the way, the ones I planted all died….) as well as the watermelon (also didn’t plant those) and the pumpkins (I DID plant those) have all taken over their areas and are quickly spreading to new spots. I have…

Gardening 101 Week 23

Good news. There were no plants murdered this week at our house. I kept my husband and his hoe out of my garden and away from my plants. He instead got to build a screen door for the preschool. Wasn’t he lucky? But we finally had enough tomatoes to make our first batch of salsa….

Gardening 101 Week 22

My husband murdered my zucchini plant. Actually my zucchini plants. He said he was tired of picking a gazillion zucchini a day and shredding them and freezing them in our freezer and our freezer was overflowing with shredded zucchini. He said we have enough zucchini to last the next Great Depression. I tried to remind…

Gardening 101 Week 21

We have our first ripe tomatoes. Only 3 so far, but a bunch that are ready to ripen this week. I am getting excited about making salsa and pasta sauce. I’m not so sure my husband is ready to spend out evenings cutting and dicing. I keep reminding him that it is good time together….