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Projects Under Way

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Sweet Woodruff Chives Lilac - looks like this will be the inaugural year!

Weekend News

Let me just get something off my chest.  There are strangers on my roof, dropping shingles on my poor little plants, and I feel very uncomfortable.  I really don't mind the noise at all.  I mind the vulnerable feeling of paying a lot of money for something that may end up hurting more than what I had before.  Like confronting an annoying person in your life, or going to the dentist for a little pain and leaving with a big one.  But I'm trusting that it will all work out for the best, so let's talk about something pleasant and just pretend my house and yard look like this.  The boys went to Nana and Grandpa's house for the weekend, so BFJ and I went out and did things we don't get to do often: going to the movies and changing our minds at the last minute about which one to see, and not calling anyone to tell them about the time change.  Going out to dinner somewhere we'd never been, and not caring whether there's a kids' menu.  And ordering stuff we&#

Eleven Days Later

I'm working on tons of knitting but none I can show, and tons of photography, but also, none I can show. I hope you don't mind more gardening news, that's all I've got at the moment! L to R, two columns each:  butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, marigolds, peppers, and at the end we have four watermelon and four each of two kinds of pumpkin - none orange!  I think this Burpee seed starting tray worked pretty well in the sense that it is self watering, and the plastic greenhouse type cover kept everything warm and moist - the first few days.  The seeds germinated (is that the correct term?) almost immediately.  On the negative side, I thought this system would somehow eliminate damping off, but it hasn't.  Also, I can no longer put the lid on because as you see, the plants are too tall!  The peppers are barely out of the dirt and I'm sure they would benefit from the lid.  I have thought about taking all the curcubits out and repotting the

On Chives

I recently discovered some dead chive blossoms that I plucked from the stems last year, and left in my shed over the winter.  They are dry now and the black little seeds shake out easily.  I think I might sprinkle them around my lilac where I transplanted my chive plants last fall.  My lilac always seems to have chewed up leaves, and I'm hoping that the pungent chives will keep away some bugs.  Plus, I think all the purple blossoms will look nice together.  I started out with some chives as part of my beginning gardening, thinking I'd use it on tex-mex dishes, baked potatoes, etc.  We really don't eat nearly as much as we grow, actually, but I enjoy them for many other reasons.  They are one of the first things to show life in the spring, I like the purple blossoms, and the bees love them.  They are also rather carefree, as garden plants go.  So there you have it, four reasons I grow chives.  One thing I do use them for every year is lime chive butter.  Mmmmm! Lime C

Spring Visitor

At Our House

This week:   my lilac is budding, and I'm hoping this is the year we see flowers on it. turkey vultures are circling and my husband could not be more thrilled.  cats are sleeping on unmade beds. I've finished my first Christmas gift of the year.  At least, I think it's a Christmas gift, but I'm not totally sure.  We planted a bunch of seedlings yesterday and are planning our garden.  I cleaned up my laundry room and you can walk all the way from one side to the other without stepping on any clothes!  Now there is lots of room for me to see all my unfinished projects. I got to my local yarn shop twice this week, once for a baby shower and once for a book club meeting.  Everyone enjoyed Possession.  I'm working on two different commissioned knitting pieces.  I'm mulling over which sewing project I should finish up.  I have caught some snippets of Rockies games.  We had a fun day yesterday; one of those plan-as-you-go days that we used to have every weekend whe

Go Rockies!!!

So far, the Rockies have not lost a game!!  If you need some baseball knitting to keep you company while you watch a game, I finished my pattern  and put it up for sale on Ravelry a couple of days ago!