Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunshine

What a delightful weekend! We started out having my husband's birthday. He's a well-aged 37 years old now, and even though he wasn't especially fond of the gift of turkeys for his birthday, he's taken it all in stride, and is determined to get me some car parts for my birthday next month. He was, however, very appreciative of the chain saw!

Saturday I spent with him at the College helping judge a skills contest for the college and high school students. It was an early day as we left the house before the kids even woke. Got home sometime in the afternoon and was so THRILLED to be able to spend time outside in the sun! I planted seeds that I'd been putting off while waiting for the weather to improve. I got a really late start on about 16 tomato plants. Started LOADS of basil and about 28 cucumber and 44 lemon cucumber! I LOVE cucumber, and hopefully if even a quarter of them make it to maturity I'll have lots to share.


Our 60 something strawberry starts are all in various stages of "who knows if they'll make it". I found that buying them at the farm store was MUCH smarter than picking up the ones at Walmart. The walmart berries aren't looking so hot.

I planted Alyssa's asiatic lily. It's cute, and petite. I believe it will bloom out orange, but I was kind of hoping for pink. Still looking for just the right place to put the azalea and the other flowers that the kids picked up on friday. My silly chickens are fantastic weeders, but they've also taken to "weeding" my flowers right back out of the ground as soon as I put them in. Gee, thanks! I'll probably resort to using pots and putting them on my deck which is off limits to everything except cats and kids.

In the next couple of days I'm planning to get a big jump on the rest of the seeds that are waiting around. The really important ones to me are the watermelon (which totally bombed out on me last summer) and all the flowers I wanted to try out.

This will all be followed by corn, peas, beans, carrots, zucchini and the kids' favorite - sunflowers. I'm curious to try out the teddy bear sunflowers we picked up this year. They look like gigantic fuzzy marigolds!

2 comments:

Farm Chick said...

I am totally jealous. Miriam also started seeds this weekend. Double whammy! I really need to see if the mouse ate all of my seeds saved from last year. It is almost to depressing a thought.....

Misty said...

well, so, in my urban living I have bought herbs. potted ones...
And we have a gofer.
and...

nope. my life is still not a cool farm life.