Saturday, February 13, 2016

Seed Buying

Yep it's that time for me to start buying seeds from the store and the catalogs.Tonight I picked up some Thyme because last year I couldn't get the Thyme I planted to grow,so this year I'm doubling up on it to get the best results.I don't have to plant any Sage or Basil because I grew too much of it last year.I'm going to try my hand at growing Lavender this year just to see if it will do good here.I heard it's a pretty plant and you can grow it in pots.My Parsley is holding out really great.I still have a pot of it from last year and the bugger keeps on producing.I have it in my kitchen window where it gets full sun.So now since I know I can grow herbs,I'll try different ones this year.Maybe some Oregano and some more Rosemary.My Rosemary didn't do well but I'll try again on it.For my container garden I got to get at least 6 totes to start with.Maybe some buckets too.I maybe planting the Cherimoya tree in the yard this year.It's at least two feet tall now.This winter hasn't been too rough on the indoor plants.Needless to say we haven't had too much sun but enough to help a little.Looking through my catalogs found some blueberry bushes that look good and some grape vines. Hubstead wants to plant the grape vines out in the yard.I was hoping the blackberry bushes would of put out last year but they were very thin.I don't know if it was because we had that bad winter and it killed most of them or it was all the rain last year.

I turned into a plumber this week.I accindently knocked a bowl of grease down the sink and and yep it stopped up.So for three days I fussed with getting it unstopped. I took the pipe out and poured Dawn dish detergent in it and poured hot water down the drain.After three days it finally cut loose.
I was sort of proud that I handled it on my own after all it was my fault.My dad worked for the local water works and he use to take me out on weekend jobs  and I learned a few things about plumbing.I can't run pipe through a house but I can fix pipes already there.My bathroom is next this year.

It has been a mild winter here in the south.We had snow flurries the other day but have not seen a heavy snow.We had a storm come through that had a lot of heavy rain and we still have a puddle out in the yard.Oh and them damn frogs came back.Every frigging year we have these frogs that make a racket out there where the water ponds in the yard.We had a couple of days that was warm and I wanted to open the front door but couldn't because of the noise! My neighbor across the street caught a raccoon in a trap and that was the first one I've seen around here.Good she did,now that's something to look for when I get my chickens.I know I've been saying I'm getting chickens since we've been here but hubstead has been looking at coops to build.I want the coop built first.Finally got the backyard straightened out and it looks alot better.Hubstead wants to put in a pool which would be nice if we have a hot summer but by the time I get the chicken coop up I wonder if it would be feesable to put up a pool.You know chickens smell.I don't want a big coop but I want a nice size one.

Well that's what's been happening around here.I've just been staying around the house getting things ready for Spring which I can't wait for it to get here! I got to get all my pots cleaned out and fresh soil for them.This year the front is going to get some plants put in to make it look nice.We are getting some dwarf fruit trees too.Where they are going I have no idea.This weekend we got to burn some old boxes and do some house cleaning.I appreciate all of you who read my blog! When I get a chance to take some pictures I'll post them.
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