Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Area planted with Pole Beans

Decided I didn't have enough planting space, so we borrowed the neighbors rototiller and dug up some more ground.. We put in beans and sweet potatoes..

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

Which should I plant first??? So many seeds, so little time...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Well Last Freeze has Past.. I HOPE!!

I am getting ready to put three Lemon Boy tomatoes in the ground.. I need to line the super deep holes with newspaper, wet them with compost tea and let them sit for a while.. I need to go get some manure, top soil and moss for the rest of the garden I need to bring up to speed.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Life Can Get So Crazy

I know I have been totally MIA.. With five kids, two of them teenagers in school sports, a full time job, etc. etc. the time just gets away.. I did however get to go home to Idaho for the funeral of my beloved Uncle Dave. While I was there I had the opportunity to shovel and snowblow. I have not done that for decades, literally. Living in Georgia, you really forget how cold a Zone 4 can get, especially when you are used to living in a Zone 7b. The Daffodils are starting to peek out of the ground and so are the hyacinths. That gets me excited to see spring, along with all the seed and plant catalog's arriving in the mail. I now leave you with some of the snow photos, photo with my sisters (we don't look a thing alike), and my oldest two boys who are 14 and almost 13. (to really understand how tall they are I am five foot ten inches)...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sweet 100 Tomatoes

All of these sweet one hundreds were picked Monday afternoon, from one plant.
This plant is still producing many, bite size, perfect for salad tomatoes.
Of course they rarely make into my house.
I eat them right off the vine!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

No Gas, No Rain No Problem??

Well we have had ZERO rain since my last post. Yes Fay was the last to bring my yard rain.. We have also been under a gas crunch here in the SouthEast.. Crazy, Crazy, and more Crazy. I still am getting tomatoes, but not a ton, as the season is winding down. I did have four different come on at the very same day. Lemon Boy, Celebrity, Roma and and unknown Green Heirloom tomato. They sure tasted wonderful on my homemade chicken enchiladas.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Fay Has Arrived

Well she took long enough. We desperately need the water and the cooler temps. Although the last 4 days have reminded me of Seattle, with the gray skies, light breeze and misting.. I was able to do some much needed weeding. Here's hoping we get some good rain totals and no tornados (unlike my sister in Parker Colorado)!!!

My sisters photo of the tornado, with my nephew in the forefront. Scarey!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Dirty Fingernails

44 Things About Me....
1. Do you like blue cheese? the actual cheese yes
2. Have you ever smoked heroin? Cough Cough No
3. Do you own a gun? Pediatric ER RN what do you think?
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Lime
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Heck I know more than the Dr. LOL
6. What do you think of hot dogs? YUCK!!!
7. Favorite Christmas song? Little Drummer Boy
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Dr. Pepper
9. Can you do push ups? Hmm, haven't tried in a while, no interest
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Wedding Ring
11. Favorite hobby? Sleeping
12. Do you have A.D.D.? My hubby would say yes
13. What's one trait that you hate about yourself? Bossy
14. Middle name? M. that's it the intial M
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. I am getting too old for the job I do, How much are all of the school supplies going to cost? Will I ever catch up on my sleep?
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?Dr. Pepper, Mr. Pibb, Smoothie King
17. Current worry right now? I need more sleep
18. Current hate right now? My messy house
19. Favorite place to be? Grand Tetons
20. How did you bring in the New Year? I worked
21. How old are you? Thirty Five
22. Name three people who will complete this? John, Shady Gardener and whomever else wants to
23. Do you own slippers? Yes
24. What color shirt are you wearing? Black
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No. I like 600 total thread count or higher cotton ones
26. Can you whistle? Yes
27. Favorite color? Red
28. Would you be a pirate? It depends upon what I was pirating
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower
30. Favorite girl's name? Lots
31. Favorite boy's name? Lots again
32. Last thing that made you laugh? Crazy mom at work last night, thinking the ED was the Ritz Carlton
33. Best bed sheets as a child? Flowers on them, lots of yellow ones
34. Worst injury you've ever had? Splintered Nose
35. Do you love where you live? Yes and No
36. How many TVs do you have in your house?3
37. Who is your loudest friend? Joel
38. What is your favorite game to play? Cranium
39. Does someone have a crush on you? All the cute little babies I take care of at work
40. What is your favorite book? Betty Crocker Cookbook circa 1945
41. What is your favorite candy? Peanut M&M's
42. Favorite Sports Team? Any team my kids play on, sometimes that can be 6 teams in one season..
43. What were you doing 12 AM last night? Helping stitch up a lacerated forehead
44. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Crap half the day is gone.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tomatoes Coming On! And the Pumpkin Grows On!

Sweet 100 Cherry Tomato. Doing very well, but needs trellised. It is an indeterminate that is a vine. Produces well!

The above three are heirlooms, I am anxiously waiting to see what type they are.. They are also indeterminate, which means they grow and grow and produce on a vine like plant until the first frost. I had a packet of heirloom tomato seeds I started indoors, I just picked some seeds and now we are getting close to finding out what they are..
The Pink Elephant, continues it's growth.. Maybe we will get one pumpkin out of it.