Monday, May 18, 2009

What we did yesterday...(Part 1)

On Saturday, we took part in the big community garage sale over at the lake. Shawn and Deetra were nice enough to let us participate in their sale, and boy, did we work hard! I took 11 tubs of kid clothing as well as various toys and household things that just needed to go. It was worth it, as I sold nearly $500 worth of things I needed to get rid of anyway! But we were all completely exhausted by the end of the day, so it goes without saying that I didn't plan on being very productive on Sunday, even though there is plenty around here that needs to be done! However, by late morning, we all rallied and actually managed tp get quite a bit accomplished...

I headed out to get my garden started. I usually have it in by now, but our weather has been kind of skittish lately...and I've been too busy. So I decided Sunday was the day! We headed out and I got busy making a plan. I ordered all seeds except for the tomatoes...I just need my tomatoes more quickly, AND I've never started them from seed before.
I started with my herb garden. See my chives in there, already all big and bushy? I also planted cilantro, garlic chives, curly parsley, flat-leaf parsley, sweet basil, oregano, thyme, and garlic.
I turned these little pots upside down to mark what was planted where. They were already marked, as I had used them to get my kitchen herbs started. Then I wandered over to check out my strawberry patch, which is already completely taken over with by weeds. That's what happens when you refuse to use chemicals, I'm afraid. But look at the blossoms! Organic strawberries are on their way, peeps!
While I was working in my garden, Barry and Noah started mowing. This is normally a job Noah and I do together, but I had bigger fish to fry.Oh yeah, and guess what Scout was doing while we were all working? LAYING IN MY HOSTAS!!! The evidence is right here...he is totally busted! And they were so big and perfect too...And of course, while all the other work was being done, we had this fire going. Barry has been slowly but surely whittling away at the big scrap pile that was left over after we built the house.
Those logs take a long time to burn, let me tell you. But we're getting there.

Definitely NOT a weekend to rest!


terri said...

I'm exhausted just reading that! Sounds like a very productive weekend!

Miss Got Wings said...

yeah, my tomato seeds are taking quite a long time too - think I'll go get the plants this weekend instead of waiting another week. Shoot - and I was really hoping for those lemon boy tomatoes this year! Those strawberries are going to be divine! I've been growing organically too - what kind of fertilizer do you use? I picked up a bag of bone meal (or was it blood meal?) - wondering if you're ever tried it before? Also trying an upside down tomato hanger this year and we're tight on space. We shall see . . . I get so excited to see those first sprouts shooting up! Happy Gardening (and eating!)

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