Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sorry, I've been out for baby season....

And as of today, only 5 more weeks(fingers crossed) of baby season before we meet the Beautiful and Lovely Emma Corinne.

I will be back in Mid January for Seed shopping season. Hope to see you here! 2010 is going to be the year of pushing the suburban envelope with veggies in the front yard. Gasp!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I looked out the window and what did I see?

Popcorn popping on the Apricot tree.
Spring has brought me such a nice surprise.
Popcorn popping right before my eyes!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

All the Chickens are gone now.

One lady bought the Americanas and was so excited to do so since a stray dog wiped all but one of hers out. And a homeschooling family just bought the rest of the chickens and the coop. They got a deal and I got to know that they will be well taken care of. My fish tank is spoken for by a lady I know in Scouts. And the fish are being sold to a local pet store. We plan to clean out the garage on Saturday so things are really getting cleaned out and cleaned up!

And that leaves the Saturday after next to start my seeds! So is anyone out there starting seeds soon and what are you starting? I'm starting tomatoes and peppers. MMMMM MMMM Good! Come on Spring!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I am debating getting rid of our Chickens

Things in the neighborhood have not settled and it doesn't look like it will be for some time. I was fine, keeping them in the garage for the winter. I really thought that we would be able to fix things around here by spring. But spring is peeking around the corner and things in the neighborhood are more complicated than before. 2009 seems that it will be the year of the bee as 2008 was the year of the chicken.

I am saddened by that but they need more than a light that simulates the sunshine. They need the sunshine. Besides,all those people that tell you that you can do it all. They are wrong. I admit that I definitely cannot do it all. So I am working with everything in it's season. And chicken season, in this neighborhood is over.

I am going to be doing some spring cleaning around here for the next few weeks. It's time to open my schedule and let things go. So do you have spring cleaning to do?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Non contributing pets.

I know my guppies are a drain of our budget and my energy. I know they are non contributing. They were a huge help last year for my winter blues but I'm getting out to the YMCA pretty much daily now. So how does your household run? Do you keep non contributing pets?

Monday, January 26, 2009

On Saturday My children and I were victims...

Not real ones though, thank goodness. We were made up victims for an exercise. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) trainees need to do a mock disaster to prove their skills they had learn. Since I became a CERT member back in October and since DH was a trainee this time, it was natural for us to volunteer. I had a fake head injury and only repeated things then went unconscious. It was fun and interesting. It was a bit like Halloween in January as well. Some people had fake bones sticking out. Some had fake glass sticking out and some were impaled. But us four were the worse because we all had head injuries. I even got to be tied to a spine board.
So when are you going to join CERT?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Time to look for seeds.

I don't know about you but I have been inundated with seed and plant catalogs. Which obviously signifies that it is time to start looking into our gardens again.

I've got some bulbs that I need to get into the ground still. (blush) I need to schedule that.

So look at your Zone and figure out when your last frost date is HERE.

My last frost date is April 15th. So I have several times that I need to start planting.
I've just looked through my seeds from last year. I had so many leftover that I stored them in the freezer.

First section, tomatoes and peppers, are started indoors 6 weeks before last frost. So I will be doing this the first week in March.

Second section, cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce). Some are before last frost and some are the day after last frost. Check labels to make sure.

Third section, summer crops (summer squashes, melons, pumpkins), 2 weeks after last frost. So for me, in the beginning of May.

So if you have seeds that need started 6+ weeks before last frost, now is the time to find them and order them.

So have you planned your garden yet?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Picture for my Prudent Homemaker.

Sorry it is not of the hive yet. Trust me when I say that thing has a ton of work. But my son found the hat and decided it was in fashion, all day. :D

Dirt Baths

We let the chickens out on a wonderful Saturday while we cleaned their coop. And they headed straight for the Dirt! Nothing better to clean with than DIRT?! Gotto love chickens! :D