Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's Sunny and I am too!

Good Morning, happy Wednesday! I love it when the sun shines just gives me a lift. I get to play in my garden today which makes things even better. The farmers are plowing and shooting nitrogen into the soil. The white objects in the field are seagulls, those guys are everywhere.
Before I go any further, I hope each and every one of you had a loving and happy holiday. Mine was perfect as Jim was home. I made ham and other goodies and we got to relax, the only down thing was he had to leave Sunday afternoon. He put up one of my new motion detector lights, it's the one that talks to you and has a video chip in it. Of course it is going to take me a bit to get used to it, each time I go out I forget it is there and it scares the heck out of me. If nothing else I will be a very good person with all the heck gone!!

He also worked on and found the problem with one of the riding mowers. She now sits ready to go with cart attached. I already have loaded mulch and tools and will tackle some of my flower beds today. I especially want to work on the one with my tulips and daffodils. I also will put hay down in hopes of blocking out weeds around other of my plants. On Saturday I did get to work on my small garden some, used my little cultivator to churn things up. I really like this cultivator, it is small, lightweight and so easy to start. Ryobi makes it and she is a little workhorse, with all I have asked of it not a bit of problem. The only thing we had to do was replace the primer bulb which was no big deal. Jim also hung my grow light for me and I have 4 flats planted with pumpkins, herbs and tomatoes. I am going to put my carrots, broccoli, cabbage, peas, beans, potatoes and onions directly into the garden and pray there is no hard frost. When the tractor is finally delivered I will be able to plow up the area for the pumpkins, cucumbers, squash and melons.

A week ago Monday was the garden club meeting which was informative. Lots of plans and chores to be done as well as play. We are going on a tour of nurseries which will be fun, with lunch thrown in will be a good day. I am enjoying learning new things and meeting new people.
The way things are set up this year all will take turns hosting the meetings, Cara did this one. She was nervous, but did a great job and brought nice goodies, fun!! My turn will be in June, so wish me luck.
When Jim and I went to the store on Friday I bought the paint to transform my rain barrels. I saw a picture where someone had done this, so I am giving it a shot. Right now they are a neon blue, so anything I do will be an improvement.
The girls are out scouting for green, not much right now. Jim spread ten pounds of pasture seed the other day. We were supposed to have rain Sunday night and Monday, but it did not show. We must have jinxed it by putting the seed down. In the background of this picture you can see the girl's house, behind and sligtly to the right is Jim's playhouse, next to that the small building is my garden house. To the far right is the garage we are doing over for my shop. I think we have enough to keep us busy for a bit.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day. Barbara


Joanne said...

The sun's out here on the east coast too and it is slooooowly warming up. Spring is taking its sweet time! We had a nice Easter too, at home, lasagna and ham dinner, so good! Good luck with your gardens, you're planting some delicious crops there. We plant a tomato patch in May, with a little zucchini and lettuce thrown in for good measure, all surrounded by bright yellow and orange marigolds. They say the marigolds keep the mosquitoes away, and also they attract bees to pollinate the plants! Happy planting to you, have a great week.

violetlady said...

Here in Delaware it has poured rain for two days and it is cold. Totally nasty plus I have been sick since yesterday. You are so busy!!! You always impress me with your knowledge.

PEA said...

You'll have no heck left in you soon! LOL Loved that! We have a sensor light as well and it still tends to make me jump when it suddenly comes on!

Glad to hear you had such a lovely Easter...mine was also very nice:-)

We've had nothing but sunshine since the Easter weekend and the snow has pretty much all melted now. Feels so good!!! You're so lucky you're already able to plant some of your veggies. We can't do that here until the end of May or early June because there is still chances of frost until then. Our growing season is so short, June, July and August.

Wishing you all the best:-) xoxo

Mary said...


I'm glad you are getting out into the garden. It's good for the soul. I can hardly wait to start my garden. We cleaned out all the old growth from the garden that got so out of hand and it looks great. I'm thinking of planting some tomatoes and green peppers in there instead of flowers. Maybe even a hill or two of potatoes.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Barbara!

I love your painted garden on your cabinets! What a work of art! You are so talented Barbara. I wish you would show more of your painting skills to us.
Your banner with the girls is so awesome. You have so much going on at your place girl. It has to be nice to have different little buildings to go to for a change of mood & function.
Now that spring is finally TRYING to burst forth, you are going to be really busy in the garden aren't you? I've never been any good at veggies. I have had herb gardens that have been great. You can ignore them for weeks and they thrive, that's why I can do an herb garden LOL!!

Have a great Sunday and week Barb!

Hugs, SHerry