Considering that I’ve had two people contact me in the last 24 hours asking why I haven’t updated the blog, I better get busy, huh?? <grin>
As I told a friend last night, I’m either too busy with stuff and have no time to write, or there’s nothing going on. Never a happy medium.
This cold weather has put a crimp on working on things. The leak in the roof is putting a HUGE crimp on things! I’ve had people out three times to look at it, and supposedly fixed it, but my totes full of water lined up under the roof say differently. I hate to do too much until that is fixed.
I’ve been working on insulating, which is a good cold-weather project. By the time I put on the tyvec overalls and goggles and such, I might as well be in a sauna. I’m sure I’m quite the sight. I got so hot one evening while working, even though it was only about 20 degrees out, that I opened a window upstairs and leaned out the window to cool off. I watched cars driving by, hitting their brakes, trying to figure out what the big, white bug was that was hanging out of my house.
Those couple days of 50 degree weather really made me itchy to get my garden started! Oh my…it’s time to get seeds started and I haven’t even thought about that yet. Usually I have to really rein myself in so that I don’t start them in January or early February when all the seed catalogs start arriving. I’m just going to do the traditional garden in the ground this year. The straw bale garden was a dismal failure a couple years ago. It would probably have been better if I would have put all the recommended fertilizers and soil amendments on the bales, but I don’t like using any of that stuff. And chicken doo wasn’t doing it! Back to the tried and true, I guess.
I so much wanted to get out into the orchard and see how the trees were doing, but it’s just so danged muddy all over! I really have to get grass (and a sidewalk!) this spring. I stopped at a local department store a couple days ago, just as the flood was being forecasted, and bought a new pair of wading boots. I had put my others in the barn and mice decided they made good condos. Anyway….I found one pair of boots left that was my size (and didn’t have pink polka-dots) and they were even marked $20 with the price crossed off. Figured they were on sale, so I was happy about that. When I got to the checkout, they rang up at $22 plus tax. I asked how that could be, since they were marked $20. He said, “but people NEED them now”.
At least he smiled when he said it.
Hopefully, I can get some things started soon. I’ve got sweet potatoes left over from Thanksgiving that I want to get rooted so that I have time to take cuttings. Maybe this week…