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…

Training Again

So my blogging and my training seem to be very similar…not real regular. Oh well. Actually though my training has gone really well this spring and I’ve been fairly consistent and I’ve been feeling really good. Might have something to do with the fact that I’ve signed up for 3 races in May ranging in…

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…

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 9

Everything is planted! And it’s snowing! Those two sentences should not follow each other. Especially in May. ESPECIALLY IN MAY. But since I have not yet been made Queen of the Universe, they do. But before I burst into tears and sob uncontrollably that all my hard work for the past number of weeks just…

Gardening 101 Week 8

How’s everyone one doing? My tomatoes and broccoli are almost ready to put in the ground! According to my great grandma, one should plant on or around Mother’s Day. We almost have the garden ready, we need to use the rotor-tiller this week, or as my son calls it “the roller-tator”. This will get the…

Gardening 101 Week 6

  Happy Earth Week! Earth Day is actually on Tuesday April 22nd, so go and plant something this week and make the world a little more beautiful. Besides a little mud on one’s fingers always feels good. How did my tree and plants do with the snow and cold? My buckets and crazy covering of…

Gardening 101 Week 5

I waged war tonight. Usually one does not think of gardening as a violent pass-time, but tonight, I was a force to be reckoned with. And I would not walk away with defeat. What is this terrible foe that is threatening me? An April snowstorm has me in its sights and I will not be…