Now that we're 'back to the drawing board', we miss Daddy as he's back to work, but are staying busy as we've begun planting things in our garden. Pumpkin seeds were planted about two weeks ago and are thriving. They got transplanted to bigger trays where their roots can stabilize and they're out in the garden now. I was at Lowe's getting our rotating composter when I scored on some cheap (but BIG) blackberry, fig and grape plants (although the fig is a tree technically). Those got added. As we've been eating pineapples in our house, we've been cutting off the tops and adding them to our garden for some new pineapples in two years. Avonlea wants to start her own strawberry garden out back, so last night I let her plant the strawberry seeds I ordered. Not sure if they'll be ready by spring, but we shall see. We have watermelon seedlings that will get transplanted into the garden in a few weeks and just for fun, I started some tomatoes. I love how St. Claire's Heirloom Seeds company sends me free stuff since I order so much from them. I even got some free worm casings (poop!) to add to my seedling trays. Isn't it weird how free worm poop can make a girl happy?! Ahhh....yes. Worm poop. Let's all just take this one in, shall we? ;)
Anyway, if anyone has read this book and has had big success, please do share. I'm so curious to know how to make it work.
Here are some photos of what we've been up to:
trellises up in the garden
One of the ways we try to keep pesky squirrels out of our garden. So far, so good.
(He's fake by the way.)
Norah has now figured out how to be my secretary and take messages.