Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I am so ready for spring! I actually commented this morning that I'm ready for summer. That made me laugh because in the heat of the summer I'm asking for winter. I'm just grateful that we have distinct seasons here. It makes life more interesting!!

I have a few plants still alive, and trying to grow, out in the yard. I try to water them when I remember. I remain excitedly waiting for warmer weather and with garden daydreams continuing to keep me hopeful for a gardening adventure this year.

In the meantime, my houseplants in front of the south facing window in the front room are growing so well!! I bought some dying plants on sale at Smiths and they are thriving!

Hope to be posting some pictures here soon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

One more month of winter?

It has been in the 20's at night. Too cold! But the days have warmed up a bit. I am anxious for spring!! I keep thinking about buying some new plants and getting the soil in the garden ready for planting. A friend told me about putting blood meal around my plants to keep the rabbits away. I am definitely going to try that!!!

My wild cat now stays under the roof of the shed. I just bought some more food for it. I like that kind of cat-one that stays outside. ha!!

I found some garden plans on the BHG site, and printed one out. I'm anxious to try it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Outside more

I've been getting outside a little more. It's hard to come back in the house when the days are warm. I have a little bench in my garden where I sit and enjoy the sun. I have a significant other who loves to do yard work and knows about landscaping. Every woman's dream! We're getting a lot done.

I have a stray cat hanging out around the shed and the front porch. I've been feeding it for a while. It allows me to pet it occasionally but it always lets me know when it's hungry. By the way, I think "it" is a female. I need to find out. Katy named it Lily.

On the gardening front, not much is happening. Just keep watering things as we've had no snow or moisture for so long. I look forward to March when I can start to dig up the garden and plan for what I want to grow out there. The Snapdragons and chrysanthemums are still growing! That's great!!

On the homeschooling front, I am still helping teach my grandson. We started again on Tuesday. In February, he will be going to classes with the other homeschoolers every other Thursday for the day.