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