Gardening and Other Stuff

So, it’s been kinda hard to keep up with blogging, because we’ve been doing so much around the yard!


I planted 36 habanaro pepper seeds that had started sprouting in a jar we were soaking them in. Then I transplanted my six birdhouse gourds that came up, into bigger pots. We’re still working out where things are going to go in the yard, so they can be in pots for a bit til they get bigger.

Sunday night we planted two more of the apple trees, so yesterday we got those staked into the ground also. The wind has been brutal, so it’s good to get them staked so the roots won’t be bothered. That’s three apple trees in the ground now. The first one in the corner is a golden delicious, and then we have Austins Granny Smith, and then a Fugi tree. Right now the only other apple tree we have to go in is a Prairie Fire Crabapple tree with the most beautiful blooms on it! You need to have a couple of crab apples, because they help pollinate everything else. We’re waiting on Honey Crisp trees to become available, and then we’ll be getting a bunch of those also. And we still have two plum trees to plant in the side yard also.

Yesterday dh got around 40 kale seedlings transplanted, and we got the first of our garden hoops up also, and put the kale, the peppers, and the gourds under the hoop last night for warmth, instead of trekking it all into my kitchen. Now all we need to bring in at night is the tomato seedlings, and the herbs and such! Yaaayy! Next week though we have a few nights going down to 32-35 degrees, so we might have to do a few more total plant hauls into the house! After that, *fingers crossed* it’ll warm up at night into the 40’s and 50’s, and stay there! Come oooooon Spring!!!!

In knitting news… I’m pretty much sticking to baby booties and baby hats for now. Just using up what yarn I have around here. I did however break a bit of a yarn diet, because Wally World finally got in some mint green yarn, so I got one skein one week that we went shopping, and another skein about two weeks ago. Not too shabby only spending $6 or so dollars on yarn in about the past seven weeks.

In kitty cat news… Mammy is still sooooo freakin preggers! I thought she would have had them by now. Everyone was hoping for 4/20 kittens so we could name them Cheech and Chong, or Willy, or Mary and Jane. But nope, didn’t happen. Now we’re back to thinking up flower names for Spring time. I so thought she was going to give birth this morning, because we woke up to her meowing and meowing like crazy! But she just wanted lots and lots of pets and attention. Maybe it’s a pre-labor kind of thing, and she’ll have them tomorrow. I had a dream the night before last and I went into the room we have her in at night, and she had already had one of the kittens, and she was pacing around like crazy having more. So maybe that’s a premonition like thing. The first baby in my dream was brown and black like Walnut was from her last batch of kittens. So we shall see how all that goes.

And for the really big news… dh is seriously talking getting chickens this year!!!! Yeah, I’m shocked! I never thought he’d come around to having chickens. But after watching the Back to Eden garden movie, and some Youtubes, he’s loving it! Six to start, and then maybe a couple dozen by next Spring! Yaaaayyy!

And that’s about all for now, because we’re going outside to get more things planted, and more beds in. I added pictures to my FB, but haven’t gotten them over to here yet. I’ll post a few soon though. I’m really loving how the yarn is shaping up!


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