Not too good at this stuff but I figured the thread was getting a little long. Stopped down at my parents for a visit and to see how the garden is coming along. Onions look good. Even those little pencil lead sized ones. Beets and peas are up looking good. Unfortunately so are the weeds. I figure we'll need to get someone in there this week with a hoe for sure. If not it's going to look like hair on a dogs back.
Got to finish up the figures on the taxes. I want them to the accountant this coming week. Done and behind me is what I want.
Dogwoods are blooming in Shelbyville. They usually bloom around the 15th of April. We're just keeping our fingers crossed on this weather.
DD called me from the barn, she was all concerned about a cow that had blood in her milk. I get all the milk and mastitis questions around here since I grew up milking cows. She was sure that bloody milk equalled mastitis and since she lost that cow last fall due to acute mastitis she is a little bit gunshy. Went back there and felt the udder looked at a few streams of milk and deemed her good to go.
Had a good weekend at market. Sure hope next weekend is as good.
Janet, love the title of the thread. We have already seen some posies, but it is not too late for a freeze.
Things are really popping in the GH. DH has some tomatoes that were sown 2 days ago that are popping up. Unbelieveable.
Gonna be working at church this week. DH and I are finishing the kitchen in the new fellowship hall. So not much going on here. We are having a big dinner on Easter Sunday, and the kitchen is only half finished. He is finishing the cabinets, while I do some painting.
Will check in and tell you how sore I get from climbing ladders and painting.
I'm here too!
Wow...only 41 degrees here this morning...brrrrr!!
Chance of a freeze tomorrow night...hush yo mouth Marcy!!! I didn't say that...the devil made me do it!!!
Everything is out, up, geeezzzz...don't want that!!!
Guess I won't be working outside today tho, unless the wind dies down. Must be blowin about 30 mph here!!!
Did I ever say ...I DON'T like wind????
Ok...there..I said it!
Dave got my iron wheels moved yesterday. I had a sudden vision of where to put them...and they look good. Will have to get a picture of them.
We also got a lot more work done outside in the flower beds.
Things are coming along nicely..just not fast enough for me.
Ohh..have to tell you a story. There was this HUGE plant in one of my flower beds. It looked like clover, but had very large leaves...and just from the shape and size of it...we thought it was a flower instead of a weed. Only thing was..I didn't remember planting it there or know what it was?????
Dave kept saying let it be..and we will see. Well...yesterday, I was working there, and it had some dried stalks coming from it, that I pulled out. When I did that, I smelled white clover! Have you ever smelled that...along the roads or fields??????? Ohhhh...you would never forget it if you have! Such a sweet smell...mmmmmmm...BUT NOT IN MY FLOWER BED!!!!
He started digging it for me...omg...the root was humongous on that thing..and went clear to China!!!! He got it out...but not all of the root...so I imagine it will return! Lordy...I can smell that just sitting here!
We've got a ton of white clover in the pastures this spring. Sort of makes for dangerous grazing. We've been turning the cows in the one pasture for just a few hours a day and watching them like hawks for bloat. Some farmers have already lost several head because of it.
Got up to the daylily patch and dug two orders. I figured the way things were going that if I wait I could get a freeze on the plants and then have to wait a lot longer and since these were deep south orders they'd be happier if I go ahead and ship vs waiting for the horrible hot summer weather. DH wants to plow some more garden but I'm not sure it's dry enough for a plow. I did get an order of daylilies in myself that I'm going to try to plant tomorrow. And if I get time those trees too. I already have a to do list a mile or two long. Weeds are rampant over there and I've GOT to get the spraying done.
DH called me at work today and wanted to know what the entry in the checkbook for $195 was for. Of course I just wrote down the figure and not who it was too. Do you think I could remember? And on top of that he was badgering me about it and expected me to remember while I was in the middle of reviewing cases and trying to take care of business at work. I sometimes think he thinks I just sit there all day eating bon-bons and chit chatting. He always sounds miffed when he calls and I tell him I have someone in my office and I'll have to call him back. Go figure. BTW, I did figure out what it was when I got home and had a few minutes of quiet to think. You'd think he'd be glad that I wrote the amount down wouldn't ya?
Better get back to my figures. I could be almost ready to hand tax figures over to DH. He's been nagging me long enough...
Good evening. I am really sad about the weather forecast for those north of us for tonight. We are under a frost warning, but heard where parts of Ohio, Indiana are under a freeze warning. Sure hope you all have enough "covers" to put over anything that will be hurt by it.
Janet, I don't see how you are planting, or even thinking of plowing a garden. We had so much rain on Friday that it is still too wet to do anything. Well people say always state workers are just there to draw a salary. I surely wasn't one who was lucky enough to have a job where you got to do nothing.
Hehe, it is always me asking DH what he wrote the check for. At least you put it in the register, most times DH just tells me about it later, or when I find it in the bank statement.
Marcy, count yourself lucky if white clover is all you have in the flower beds. I have chick weed, and it is all over. I sprayed with round up last week, and it isn't killing it fast enough for me, so I sprayed again today. DH doesn't like me to use RU, and he mowed today, and came in and said" You have been using Round Up haven't you? Well, just for your information, you killed a day lily with it." I know that it probably drifted over, but it will recover.
Celene, if you had the heat of a thousand white hot suns, you wouldn't have ivy or anything else either.
I really don't understand how one weed disappears and the next year you have a different kind. Last year I didn't have one speck of chick weed, the year before that was dandelions, I have had the clover, and crab grass. One year, I had an invasion of the little violets. But it is always something different. I guess variety is the name of that game.
When we built this house, our yard was a pasture and we had thistles. We have (I think) finally won that battle. Had to have a talk with our neighbor, as she was from Virginia and worked in DC, and she thought the blooms on the thistles were pretty, and she had instructed the yard people to let them grow. So after she started cutting them, it did help our problem. Some people hate dandelions in the yard but they only bloom for a short while, so they don't really bother me. DH tilled up our whole yard last year (cutting the wire for the electricity to my garden shed) sowed it all in a good grass, and he was expecting a lush green lawn, but he has the same number of weeds in it this year, and maybe more, than he did last year. I told him to get over even thinking about having a perfect lawn. As long as it is green and grows he should be happy. With an attitude like that he needs to live in town in a very exclusive neighborhood. We are farmers, for gosh sakes.
Darius, I have regular ivy around and under a maple tree in front of the house, and I like it very much. It is taken from cuttings from my father's ivy, it reminds me of him. It grows in a place where I don't care if it spreads--much like my variegated aegopodium, it grows under some ugly yews where only moss and ground ivy would grow before.
Yayy...no frost that we could see..or damage! Yes it got cold, but the wind was up pretty good all night, so I think that saved us!!
Tonight is supposed to be even colder I think. Then a warm up again.
I did bring in a lot of things..but of course there is a lot I couldn't bring in too.
Still very windy out there...but if that keeps away the frost...so be it!
Bonnie, believe me...I have other weeds besides clover. That one particular one was just amazing! It looked like a plant on steriods. I should have gotten a pic of it!
I have chickweed too...and don't like that either!
Well..think I will try and do some windows today, since I can't take the wind outside, and it's only supposed to get to 60 today...still too cool for me! I knowww...I'm a wuss...LOL!
Wow, that's a good crop of iris! I've only got one blooming, and it opened up today. We got down to 34 last night. My snakeshead fritillaria are up & opening, as are the little anemone sylvestris, along with a yellow wood poppy. I got a 6 pack of broccoli I'm going to plant this week.
I've been reading up on the World Choir Games that are going to be in Cincinnati this summer. They have tons of different choirs and competition categories for just about everything-- including classical,sacred, folk music, gospel, jazz, and even barbershop! My problem is that I want to go to just about every session. They're scattered around CIncinnati and northern KY in some pretty cool places, too. Aronoff Center, Christ Church Cathedral, Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, School for Creative & Performing Arts, and the Cincinnati Masonic Center (which I've never seen).
OK, I'm going back to the taxes so I can get them over and done with!
Amen Pat. I applaude your dedication to taxes. I'm almost finished but don't want to get back on them.
Got 4 fruit trees planted this afternoon. 3 more to go. Didn't get the box of daylilies planted though. I plan to send DS down to the garden to hoe out othe onions. That should go over like a lead ballon. That is if it doesn't rain. I really wish it wouldn't this time around. The ground is almost dry enough to get something done.
Pat I bet some of those places would be as interesting architectually as the choirs themselves. Hope the competition isn't too expensive and you can go to as many as you'd like.
Teresa, iris looks good. Must be something in the weather. I got the Schriner's catalog yesterday. I want, I want. But I just added up what I spend on daylilies last year and I can't, I can't!
Yes, I have a big plant addiction. I collect dls but also hybrid hosta and iris. I have several newer iris that should be the first bloom this yr. Cannot wait to see them and get some shots. I would like to show again but with this weather so warm I may not have much by the first wk in May :(
I just wish they would last longer. Betty Wilkerson belongs to the my BG iris club and she works with rebloomers. She wanted a few dls so I am trading her for a few of her intros.
Iris intros are cheap compared to dls newbies.
I got some Iris rhizomes in a co-op three years ago, and I got no blooms the first year, some blooms last year, and I'm hoping to see at least some blooms on all of the plants this year. I also have tons of regular old NOID purple iris from my mother's house.
I've got to do something with that darned iris catalog. I caught myself looking at it today on break and I've got to stop. Just throw it away. Maybe I can do it.
Got the other three trees planted this afternoon. And the box of daylilies. We only got a couple drops of rain. Less than a tenth. At least that much is done. And I sent DS down to weed the onions. I'd intended for him to hoe out the six rows but apparently he got that little mini tiller to going. First time it's run in 2 years... I guess as long as he can keep it running it won't matter that he tilled in my Treflan. At least I hope it doesn't. He said they look good. We've got to get the big tiller in the peas but I think they probably got a good rain this afternoon. I should have taken off yesterday and planted potatoes. Oh well. Maybe I'll get the rest of them cut up tonight. If I do I'd better get started.
Janet, yep, throw the iris catalog away. I have about 14 different varieties, I know not near all of them, but if you want, I can dig and divide some for you this fall, and share so that will sort of calm the longing.
Had a good mini get away to the casino yesterday and last night. Of course money didn't follow me home, but it was good to spend some time with my DTS. The food was great, and we had a great room, and cash for the slots, all compliments of the casino. So a good cheap get away, that is if you don't count what I poked into the hungry slots.
Stopped at the grocery on the way home, so got all my Wednesday errands done too. Mr. B was glad to see me, and has been the "velcro dog" all afternoon, never leaving my side.
I surely have plenty of iris. It's just that disorder that so many people have when it comes to plants. I want them all.
Got 50 pounds of potatoes in the ground. That makes us a fourth done. We ought to have 10-12 rows left. Somebody who shall remain nameless was going to have that old tobacco setter up and running so we could use it to plant potatoes but sure enough, it's still sitting out there behind the barn and that nameless person had things to do this afternoon. I sure hope I find a way to get him involved before this little escapade is finished. He did get some ground plowed for garden at Harrisonville so I'll have a place for the summer crops. I've never really raised a garden over there. Just a few things and the daylilies so it will be interesting. It does grow pretty good peppers and okra.
The lottery is up to 500 million. I sure hope the dollar I put in the supervisors pot or the dollar I put in in another co-worker's pot does something. If the supervisors won I'm afraid there'd be a mass exodus and I'd be leading the charge!
Janet, DH and I are buying tickets too. I guess if I win, I will have to give the church their 10%, and while I hang my head and explain that the money has been in the devil's hands long enough, and that is why I bought the ticket, to get some to the church! Does that sound convincing?
DH went out and planted some peas and some onion sets. He didn't buy any potatoes yet, and the moon is right to plant until the end of the 31st.
If you change your mind on the iris, LMK, I won't dig before they bloom, but afterwards, I can part with a few.
Teresa how is you sister doing? You haven't said for awhile.
Our regular preacher is going to start preaching again, and called me last night to ask if I would help with communion on Sunday. Sure hope that I don't trip and spill the liquid portion of it. P.S. I am not wearing heels!
DH fished all day at Taylorsville lake, and he had some tales to tell, but very few fish. Got stopped by the Water Patrol for an inspection, but before they could do the inspection, they took off chasing a boat who was going really fast in a no wake zone. When he got home and was putting the boat away, discovered he was short a life jacket. So good that someone deflected the Water patrol's attention, or he would have been fined.
Janet, I think that nameless person lives here at least part time!
Bonnie, I had a minister friend who, years ago, when the lottery had gotten to 3 million for the first time ever (and this was when 3 million was a lot of money, LOL) began his sermon by holding up his ticket and reading off the numbers. Of course he hadn't won, but it made a great transition to a sermon about the nature of hope.
I'm grumpy because I went out to dinner with some friends & family, some of whom had too much to drink and raised their voices arguing abt things that don't really matter. And when I put my hand out in a gesture of "keep it down" one of the noisemakers rebuked me, sharply. And I am steamed about it.
Bought an outdoor recliner yesterday. I cussed a lot putting it together, but it's really comfortable. It's in the living room right now. It might make it out to the porch sometime.
I ordered 2 abutilon (flowering maple) that arrived today. One is called Voodoo and has deep red flowers. The other is abultilon megapotamicum and has a red and yellow combination bloom. Here's what they look like. http://www.plantdelights.com/Abutilon/products/28/
I have a lot of columbines starting to leaf out. No sawflies---yet--- but I'm looking everyday.
Pat, how is it when people are making donkeys out of themselves it's you that becomes the bad guy? You're too straightlaced, a prude, "loosen up a little will ya?" when they're the ones in the wrong. There's nothing wrong with having manners and you were in the right. All you wanted was for all of you to have a good time and for the folks sitting next to you to have one too without being annoyed by the good time your table was having. I see nothing wrong with your behavior and lots with theirs.
Going to be pretty funny if that recliner moves in and out of the house with the seasons! LOL! And why shouldn't it if it's that comfortable? We buy that sort of stuff to enjoy and you might as well enjoy it as much as you can. And I know what you mean about putting stuff together. I absolutely hate it. I need everybody to go away while I'm trying to figure out the instructions. Somebody talks to me... I can't think.
That's one of the many problems at work right now. They have our cleaning crew in the pod next to me at work. When they're not working, which appears to be at least 3 hours out of the 8 they're in the building, they're congregated in the pod yacking and making phone calls. It's absolutely driving me batty. There are days I could just scream.
I know if I won the lottery I'd be debt free. First thing I'd pay off my mortages and then I'd put enough away that I could live comfortably. Then I'd spend the rest. Somebody would get some. I'm not sure if my individual church would get it our one of the charatible organizations run by the diocese. There are places that my home church spends it's money, that I think is a good bit frivilous when there are lots of people in need but maybe I'm overthinking the whole thing. Makes no nevermind, I've got to win it first.
Good morning, it is sort of overcast here, but haven't heard the weather, so don't know if we are in for some rain or not.
Doesn't matter, I will be working inside today, so unless the roof leaks, I will be fine.
Pat, I agree with Janet, you saw the potential for a big argument, and was trying to difuse it, so that everybody could have a good time. Nothing wrong with what you did, I probably would have done the same. I can't stand arguments, much less in a public place. That would be like saying my plans are to go out to eat and have a big argument tonight. Not something most folks would do! Oh, with that steak, could you serve up a portion of argument, well done? hehe.
My lilacs are in bloom, so since I let all the daffys go without bringing any inside, I am cutting a bunch for my enjoyment inside.
My next door neighbors have a couple lilacs right on the property line, so I get to enjoy their wonderful perfume just by opening the window. I wouldn't mind adding some of my own, too. If I won the lottery, I'd for sure pay my debts & share with others-- and then I'd order a truckload of lilacs, LOL.
I checked the radar a couple hours ago, since we have storm warnings. It was 83 in Louisville, and 40 in Cleveland. That's one heck of a front coming through.
I appreciate the support abt what happened last night. Today I'm thinking that if someone hadn't been behaving childishly to begin with, then I wouldn't have had to go into adult mode. (It wasn't my son, BTW). I do realize today that it reminded me of when my ex-hubby used to overindulge, and that's why it irritated me so much. I'm going to stick to my teetotal ways!
Guess I'll go out and see what's blooming today.
Pat, I can't stand to be around those who drink to excess. Seems their knowledge grows in proportion to the amount they drink, or so they think! I don't think there is anything wrong with a glass of wine with a meal, but it holds no allure for me. I am stupid enough without it.
I worked at church today for about 4 hours. I am painting the kitchen and organizing new cabinets. I will go early in the morning, and finish the painting, then DH will come help me with the heavy stuff, and then I will clean the floor and it will be finished. It certainly needed it, and we had talked about it, but we had trouble getting everybody together on the same day to do the work. So I got tired of having to postpone it, so I just went and did it myself. I am sure that there will be several who will say, "why didn't you call me, I would have come and helped?" Yes, but we have planned this on and off for 3 years, and it hasn't happened yet. I have been patient, at least for me, and when my patience runs out, I will either do it, or hire it done.
Pat we are hearing severe thunderstorm warnings for southern Indiana, and they say that some of the counties of Northern Kentucky could get some of the storms. But so far, nothing here.
Janet, DH went and bought the seed potatoes, and I helped cut them up and he basically had his brother help him plant them. This was after I had come home from church, and I was too tired to even wiggle. I would have cut them a couple of days before, but what do I know? He does it his way, and if it doesn't work, then wonders what he did wrong.
Yes, it has. I did have to take a walk outside during the game. Was gone about 6 minutes as it got too close, and it really really upsets me, as DH is hollering, and you would think the players could hear his instructions to them.
I don't know whether I can stand the Monday night game or not. I am really not a sports fan, other than a University of Kentucky fan.
Went to church this morning, and finished the painting of the kitchen. DH went with me, and helped to move all the heavy stuff back. While he was putting things away, I washed all the counters down, and we have a pretty new looking kitchen now.
Have to tell you a funny. I took Mr. B to church with me, as he likes to scout around outside when I am in there working. I always leave the door open, so that he can come check up on me when he wants to without me having to go to the door. DH was painting in a really tight spot, and set the paint pan on the floor. Mr. B was behind him, and in order to get around him, he walked through the paint pan, and trailed paint all over the kitchen, and then through the fellowship hall. Of course with a wet cloth, it came right up, but it wasn't funny until we were on the way home. I told him that I had heard of "yellow dog democrats" before, but as far as I knew had never actually seen one. BTW the paint is a very light yellow! Being raised in this household, he has no other persuasion than to be a democrat. So Pat, maybe a sermon in there somewhere, like be careful where you step? Or footprints you leave behind? Or being cautious with whom you walk? Anyway, my mind is doing silly things now, but surely there is some moral there, or a sermon topic or something. Maybe the moral is: Don't take your dog to church, especially if you are painting.
Sue, I am so very very sorry for you and your family. What a horrible thing to go through for you all. I pray for Jessica's soul.
Please know that Dave and I's thoughts and prayers are for you all.
Big hugggs for you. ((((((((((Sue))))))))))
I talked to Sue for about an hour.
She and the Family are doing about as well as can be expected.
We offered to come up but she's dealing w/ it and said maybe later.
She appreciates all the Wishes, Hugs and Prayers.
I have her Address and if you would like it please DMail me and I'll send it over.
There will be no service but a Memorial Garden is planned.
We will for sure do something at the RU.
That is horrible. The story popped up on my news feed late last night and after I read it, I told Craig that is where Sue lives. Then I hoped I was wrong about the name I'm so sorry to read this and really disgusted by what I read. No punishment is enough for those punks.
Tell Sue I'm thinking of her and sending thoughts and prayers. I cannot imagine what she is going through.
I read about the story and didn't make the connection until I read Ric's post on Facebook. I know it's not right, but it was sick and sad when I didn't know who it was, much more horrifying when you know the family.
I will do that Ladies!
Just heard from Jaye that Sue is at the Funeral Home now.
I'll wait til tomorrow to call her I think.
She posted this on ATP after I posted this shot of Her, Jessie and Savannah from the RU.
that was my fav shirt on her.
thanks Ric and everyone. Your prayers and kind thoughts mean so much to us.
Oh my God, how can people do things like this? I heard about it on the news last night, and I was thinking about the people I know in Urbana from the days when I had a part time job at the church there, but I never connected it with Sue and her Jessie. I remember thinking that at least the victim's family would know that she was gone, and not end up having to look for her for the rest of their lives, but that is cold comfort now.
OK, I'm putting all the Taynors on my prayer list, and calling in the best pray-ers I know, the nuns and the hermits.
I'm both disgusted/angry and really sad. No one deserves what happened and no family should have to suffer like that. I've tried to wrap my head around it and it's just unbelievable. My heart aches for Sue's family.
Ric, if possible I would like Sue's address so that I can send her a card. This has been on my mind continuously since you told me about it. I just can't imagine having to deal with something like this. If it had been a car accident, then you know the cause and you can begin to deal with it, but something like this makes you wonder why those people did this, did Jess do something to anger them so much, The questions would never stop in my head, until I got answers. That's the part that Sue will probably never know. Of course the justice system, if it is done right will send them away for punishment, but she will probably never know the whys and wherefores of this hidious crime.
Sorry to be so long.
I've been talking w/ Sue and then Joyce.
Bonnie I'll get that address to you in about 10 minutes.
Esther and ALL,
Sue and the Family are deeply, deeply touched w/ the outpouring of Prayers, Love and Sympathy.
I've talked to her for about 2 hours and as you would expect She is devastated.
BUT she's talking, crying, laughing and angry... they have vowed that as a Family this will not get the better of them.
Right now I guess "Bent but not Broken" best sums it up.
As I've stated before:
Jessica will be Cremated and there will not be a service at this time.
They have started a Memorial Garden.
The Obituary goes up tomorrow.
We will be going up either Friday or Saturday to spend the day w/ them.
HUGS from all of you will be delivered.
On a personal note:
Stuff will soon and in some cases already has started hitting the Net and Airways.
Painting this in a somewhat different light.
Slow news day, net idiots speculation, defense tactics ... all have will have their day.
You saw the OJ coverage... you know what I mean... at this point the the only news that is credible is the Police statement.
I told Sue we will have her back and to ignore all that other crap.
hello friends you are all the dearest people . My family and I are humbled by your support.
thank you all so much for all your kindness and donations.
We will be receiving her ashes on thursday. We have purchased a birdbath for her ashes. Yep i will be the crazy lady who carrys around her dead DD for a few days at most , we may see a movie together ? or go out to lunch. . LOL yea i know, but its all i can do to stay sane at moment. :)
once again thank you all for everything.
you all are the best.
today was another bad day for us.so it was a quiet day .
working in the GH has been wonderful therepy and also working in our gardens.
wow so many weeds ??? who'd of thunk ? LOL pulling at weeds is wonderful therapy ,
Tim my husband ( my rock ! ) has fertilized our lawns, made a wonderful business sign outside near the barn ,with plants. He is great at designing landscapes .
my other two children who are 8 yrs old have continued to hang out with friends and play legos with mom. Yea lego's ? good therapy also ? who'd of thunk ?
Our dog Lucy continue's to be our loyal friend who is always there when i need a cuddle in my bed. Her nose is always poking me and sniffing me to let me know she is there for me when i have my moments. A loyal friend our dog.
we are challenged by the media and continue to stay strong and not let evil win . We are just to dang STUBBORN FER DAT. ain't gonna happen , no way no how.
God is good and we continue with prayers and are comforted that Gigi is in his arms with no more pain.
blessings to you all
with many hugs
sue , tim ( the rock ), the kids ( excellent and fun kids to hang with ) and Lucy (super cuddler dog .)
Sue, you are such a strong individual. My heart cries for you and yours. Your garden and plants will be a great comfort for you, giving you a quiet place to think, grieve and eventually heal. God be with you.
Sue, you are in my prayers. Since we are out of the news coverage, I don't know what is going on with the media, but you know in your heart the goodness that was in Jessie. Don't let anything or anybody tarnish her memory. She was a beautiful person.
Hugs to you and Tim and the twins. Stay strong and remember, you have many friends here.
I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I haven't met you or her but still as a mother, I know the pain is just to great to express. Years ago I also lost a loved one to a bitter end.
You are in my prayers, let God comfort you.
Many times in the past, I have read of tragedies and put them out of my mind. Never again. I realize that the true victims are those left to live their lives without their loved ones.
Although we have never met, you accepted me into your group,when I was in need. And I thank you.. Please allow me to grieve with you.
Sue...Dave and I continue to hold you and yours in our hearts and prayers...knowing how very hard this is for you all.
I have been having computer issues..so havent been on much...new laptop here now.. desktop being repaired.
If there is anything you need at all...just let me know.
Ugh! Possible frost for the next couple of days. Guess I'll get the heater back up and going in the GH.
Since it's so wet I seeded some radished in a float bed tray. Never done it before. If it works well I might start raising radishes that way. I could plant them whenever I wanted.
We probably got a half inch of rain over the last couple of days. My yard needs mowing so bad it's not even funny. What I need is either a herd of goats or sheep to go through first. As it is it's almost ready for the first cutting of hay. I sure hope it doesn't get that cold here in the next few days. That hard freeze we got a few years ago cut the first cutting of hay by 75% and we were short that year. I don't need to be buying hay again.
well we got good news today ... we are getting the aggrevated murder. that carries death penalty he has 9 counts on him.
so we are happy about that.
saturday there is a memorial at her apt , candle light vigil. i hope to be there but if there are news media out , i may have to watch from a distance. we are just not ready to make a comment as the media has tried to contact us.
I can't believe how many people are supporting her ! i was told it goes all the way to the UK !!! oh if she only realized how much she was loved when she was alive ...
i am so humbled by all your generosity !!! o h i hold back tears as i type this.
your all so wonderful as many many others on DG have been so kind and gracious
many many many hear felt thank you's and many many hugs to everyone
sue, tim, austin , savannah and Jessica. may she rest in peace and look down upon us all and feel our love for her. Her spirit will live on in all our lives
Sue, I am so glad that the police are pushing this as it should be. I wouldn't want to be in the spotlight of the media either. Your emotions are just too raw, and I would be afraid that I would say something that would later be twisted around. Here's hoping that you are able to keep them away from the vigil, I would hate you not being there because of that.
Rest assured that it is just not only folks here who are sending their thoughts and love to you and your family. I think a barbaric act like this just touches a nerve in any decent person and prays for justice to be done to the people who did this dispicable act. ((hugs)) and prayers. Sending spiritual energy to you, so that you may become stronger each day, until one day your heart is healed.
Janet, sorry that this cold spell is catching you off guard. DH planted 9 squash in the garden, and had to go out and cover them late this afternoon. I have a heater going in my GH so I think things will be okay there. I fear that we will have more of these cold days and colder nights, as our frost free date is May 10th. Thunder over Louisville is usually cold and miserable, so I am not putting anything outside just yet. Don't know the number of people I have talked to that are scurrying around covering up things that they have put out. The only happy people with this will be the Nurseries that sold the plants to them first, and will be probably selling them replacements for those that don't survive! If I were in the market business, I would see how far I could push the limits too, early crops means cash begins to reward you for your hard work.
DGD, a neighbor and I went out to lunch to celebrate all our birthdays. Went to Smithfield to the little Our Best restaurant there. The food is always great and the service excellent. We all brought home left overs. They serve the best fried cornbread that I have ever eaten, and they brought a plate full for our appetizer and then each meal had 3 pieces. DH ate some for his supper, and will finish it off I suppose before he goes to bed.
Have a chiro appointment in the morning, and will stop by the grocery to pick up some items for our church potluck on Sunday. We are going out to eat to Red Lobster tomorrow night, and then DGD is going home early Saturday morning. She says it has been a good birthday week celebration! We went to Louisville shopping yesterday so that she could pick out her birthday gift, as I can't please her, and money is so impersonal to young folks.
Sue, I hope you can attend the vigil tomorrow. Perhaps there will be enough people there that you can blend in unnoticed.
Planted a couple flats of lettuce and a flat of kolrabi last night. Never grown kohlrabi before so we'll see how it goes. I'm hoping to get all this up and then be able to transplant into the garden. I think DS is going to be sent to the beet rows today to do some hand weeding. He'll have lots of time there to contemplate life. LOL!
DH is supposed to be getting the mower ready to go. If not then the next step will the the disc bine, the grass has grown that fast and that high. There's a bunch of red clover that came from who knows where that I almost hate to cut, it's such pretty hay the farmer in me hates to just mow it off but it's going regardless.
Bons, I knew I'd still be heating up that GH before last frost. I haven't planted any tomatoes or peppers out yet. But the tomatoes have grown so in the last two weeks they could stand going in the ground. It's just way too wet. Maybe this week the ground will dry out. I sure hope so...
Wanting to wish everyone the happiest, holiest Easter imagineable. I'm going to an Easter Vigil service this evening and will be singing and praying for everybody in celebration of the promise of new life.
Pat, wish there were some service like that around here. We will be going to the sunrise service, then later to our regular bible study and church services at our church.
Took DGD to meet a friend, who will take her on home. This friend's family was having an Easter dinner at one of the shelters in Butler Park in Carrollton.
Ate lunch while we were out, did a bit of shopping, and DH bought some cabbage and broccoli plants at a greenhouse there.
After I got home, cooking for the church pot luck tomorrow. They always ask me to cook the ham, and it is done, sliced and on a big platter. I am cooking green beans, and dressing (deviling) about a dozen and half of eggs. Got out jars of pickled beets, sweet pickles, and squash pickles to take also.
So just need to make the bulletins, and will be all ready.
I asked DGD if she wanted peeps this year, and believe it or not, she didn't. She has had peeps every year of her existence, and this year, she told me that they were not good for you! My little girl has grown up!
We had a good day, good crowd at church, and the lunch afterward was well attended. DH went to see his DS who was admitted to the hospital last night, and I came home and rested. It wasn't as if I didn't want to go visit, but he and 2 sisters and a brother went together. The car wouldn't hold any more people!
'fraid I stuck with the Kit Kats, Snickers and Rolo's. Chocolate, caramel and peanuts. Can it get any better?
Easter dinner went pretty well. The two brothers that haven't been getting along managed to sit at the same table and have a meal without a blow up. I figure that was a plus. Rolls turned out good. I'd rather have a good roll any day than an excellent biscuit. Just can't help it. I love yeast rolls.
Kids are on spring break. Hopefully they'll get to my garden today and get the peas and beets cleaned out. I've got a ton of work they can do if they'll just do it.
Markets start this weekend. We'll be baking at full speed this week.
My friends' kids and my cousin (who is 40 but still a kid!) ate all the good candy here. I had frosted sugar cookies, which I like better anyhow, lol. And strawberry cheesecake. The kids have the Easter egg hunt here, because my garden has lots of hiding places, and I have to put the dogs up to keep them from "helping". The kids keep checking the peas, lettuce and kale to see when they can pick some. Isn't that encouraging, on a day with huge baskets of candy?
Happy late Easter wishes to everyone!
I've been having computer issues for over a week now...grrrrrrr.
Had a new hard drive installed in this desktop...and thought I had all my programs reinstalled. For some strange reason...(probably human error..me!)
this program and my email weren't there the day after??????? Don't ask!
ANYWAY...here I am again.
Still having issues with my sound though.
Going to have to look up microwave peeps?????
My gkids have never liked them...they don't like marshmallow!! I think it's more of a texture thing with them.
I always buy them anyway...because I like them...LOL!
Dave filled 38 plastic eggs with candy and money to hide for the kids.
They neither one believe in the Easter Bunny anymore...but would you believe Miss Ashley didn't want to hunt eggs..she wanted to hide them! Even after we told her...welll thenn...Dawson will get all the eggs n money! She said that's fine...I just want to hide them! ( I had already put money in both their baskets)
He found all but one...and she couldn't remember where it was...so Dave will probably hit it with the mower.!!!!
Oh...and Janet...I'm with you on the yeast rolls!!!
Miscanthus almost needs a backhoe and a chainsaw to divide. I divided chunks off some of the zebra miscanthus one time and it was all I could do to jump up and down on a spade, wiggle it back and forth and curse a lot. I like to NEVER got those pieced off. At one point I took an axe to the bigger clump.
Sue, is this a purchased GH or something you're building with PVC pipe? I'm wanting to put a couple high tunnels up this fall. I could probably get part of them paid for by the NRCS but they require that it be a purchased commercial kit and I don't think I want to go that darned big. They say the ground builds up salts if you have them in the same spot for years on end. And BTW, Chinese for Easter dinner sounds fine to me. I'm sure the pig that would have been marked for Easter ham was quite grateful!
The kids were down tilling out the peas and weeding the beets. I need to go to the daylily patch and check the asparagus. We picked a big bag Friday. We weren't expecting it for another couple of weeks but like everything else, it's way ahead this year. My Indiana Berry order came in so I have 40 raspberry plants to get in the ground and 100 asparagus plants. I'll use some of the asparagus to fill out a row where some of them didn't live and then start another row down the side of the daylilies.
here is the GH but i think it may be more of a overwinter tunnel/ hight tunnel.
not sure if i want the expence of heating it ? i agree KY
we got this from a used dealer . so this is a used kit. its only the frame.
5 arches up and 8 more to go
Ric can you believe he got that many up ?
The secret to any 'Big Gun' invasive plant is be afraid of it before you put it in.
We had a barrier in place. Just not a strong enough one.
I used a spud bar to break it up outside the barrier.
The we just had to rock the pot loose.
Took about 3 hours to repot it.
Cool thing is we are using last year's canes as fencing!
Geesh, I don't want anything that big growing in my gardens, it may invade and strangle you in your sleep.
Sue wow, I am so impressed with that GH, and with 8 more to go, it is going to be one big one.
I got caught up on housework that I had neglected and ignored while DGD was here last week. Almost had to call for a front end loader to get the dirt out of here. Also got all the laundry done. It is a wonder we had clothes to wear, because I think every thing we had was dirty.
Tomorrow I am planting 3 trees that DGD brought to me. I doubt that they will live, but gonna give it the old try anyway.
Sue, you'll have fresh lettuce, beets, kohlrabi, cabbage and broccoli all winter in that gem. Down here one of the other vendors puts his tomatoes out in his in Feb. I don't know if he covers them with a frost blanket each night or not but he has tomatoes for market in early May.
Bonnie, are these those little sprout trees? I've got a dogwood that has lived in a bucket of water for the past year and a pin oak that's existed in a pot in and out of a bucket of water for the past two. I really should plant something that's so determined to live. I'm sure my SIL would love for them to be away from the basement door!
Darned lamb bloated last night. The neighbor thinks he had a touch of overeating disease which is a clostridium bug. I would have thought they'd have vaccinated him for that but anyway, that entailed another trip back into town for some simethicone. We drenched him with vegetable oil before I left but that didn't seem to be doing the job. I told my daughter some mineral oil and she comes out with the AI lube. I didn't pay any attention until we'd already put some in him and then asked what it was. I sure hope it was as non-toxic as it says it is. I don't know what she was thinking. That stuff is NOT mineral oil. Maybe in a previous life...
Hopefully all it will do is give him the squirts.
Everybody have a good day. Got to get back to the oven.
very chilly today brrrr.
Ky sorry to hear of the lamb. doesn't sound fun for your or the lamb. yikes lets hope for squirts and nothing worse .
Bonnie hope the tree's can get a good start on you. What kind of tree's are they ?
the greenhouse is a 22'x40'
lots to do today. wish it was warmer but the sun is out so i will take it :)
I can't believe I'm saying this, but AI lube *should be* non-toxic if it's safe for AI, you should be fine. Most of those are a water-based product, mostly water with a little polymer and preservative, it's very safe. Even the silicone- and oil-based products are fairly safe. I am a fountain of truly useless information.
Celene, we all have what we sometimes think is useless information but sometimes it comes out and somebody is glad we have it stored in the old noggin.
Sue, 22X40 should be a nice starter size. There have been several GHs down here on craigslist but I just haven't wanted to part with $500-$3000 for them and then have to go tear them down and move them. We'll start with a smaller one first and see where that goes.
Good morning~~~~~~wavin to everyone!!
In my little greenhouse, I have tomatoes ready to transplant already...a whole tray of them! Dave carried them inside last night...was afraid it would be too cold for them.
We have been eating lettuce from the big tub I planted it in...in the greenhouse.
I do have to get the radishes thinned out...tho they look wonderful! And the carrots are coming along too. I am very thrilled to see everything coming like i wanted it too. Also have flowers coming up too. I need to get more flower seeds planted!
It's not supposed to get out of the 40s here today...brrrrrrrrrr...and supposed to be windy too. I dont like WIND!!!!
So why do I live on top of a hill?????????
I have to say, you are the happiest people to know about formulating lube, ever. lol It makes me laugh, on a day I richly needed it. Work drama abounds, and I am perhaps the least dramatic person ever, and I just don't "get" it, but I can certainly be tired of it.
I did get 10 raspberry plants in the ground this afternoon. I hope this dratted high wind didn't totally dry out the roots before I got them in the ground. Pretty chilly out there this evening. Picked the asparagus. Figured that since it was supposed to freeze I'd better cut everything, big or little.
Cold and windy again today. The back yard is finally drying out. Only standing water is where it's supposed to be but some places are still soggy. It was a good day for burning. the fire felt good and the wind was like a forge bellows kept the fire hot and the smoke to a minimum. (EPA take note) Grubbed out some red osier and arrowwood stumps,and bush honeysuckle . Sorry birdies you'll have to look elsewhere for food. Still more to go. Peas are up and I will have to cut some bamboo for them to climb. The bamboo didn't loose its leaves this Winter too mild. Loved it. Too bad summer was so short. Herman
It was cold n windy all day here. I had a plumber here all day removing an old concrete laundry tub that was leaking, repairing outside faucets, removing old water softener that was just taking up space, and adding some piping outside so that the outside faucets are more reachable. The old ones were placed so low that I was afriad I'd grab some creature trying to turn them on or off at night. Now I can work on fixing something else next month.
DS had a dr's appointment in Middletown today, so I was also dogsitting, plumber consulting, and then the yard guy came to cut the grass. I'd been trying to do some final tallying on my taxes before I computerize them, but I gave up. I need to finally finish the taxes so I can work on the minutes for the last Board meeting. It's so frustrating that I used to be able to just run through stuff like this in an hour or two, and now it takes me a year. GRRRRR!
Not sure what Al's lube is, but it reminded me of a student's child at seminary who tried to eat everything. She had some developmental problems from cerebral palsy. She was delicate in appearance but tough as nails. We practically had poison control on speed dial. The first week she ate murphy's oil soap. Called poison control and they said, basically, if she was going to eat some cleaner, this was the one to eat. She'd either thow it up or poop it out, & there was nothing abrasive in it. Good to know, I guess. Put Murphy on the shelf next to Al!
What a gorgeous kitty, Ric! And luscious blooms.
Sorry Pat. AI lube is artificial insemenation lube. And the lamb's fine. They kept him up in the barn yesterday until late and then tied him to the tree in the yard. He was NOT a happy camper yesterday.
LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. The drawbacks of this particular font. Capital I looks like lowercase L.
One of my first churches had a guy who wore ties with bulls on them. Turns out he was in the cattle insemination business. A syringe might have been more appropriate, but then he might have looked like his business was something more sinister.
DS wants to fence in the back yard so the dog can go out & run around on her own. It would be horribly expensive, due to the size & shape of the yard, but I might consider it if I thought I could keep the deer out too. The city won't let me put in a fence higher than 6 feet without literally canvassing every neighbor within two blocks every direction. I've read some places that deer won't jump a solid fence. Anyone have any views on this? The deer having been cutting through this yard for a long time. If I did put up a solid wood panel fence, they could veer off to the right and go through my neighbors side yard, which has no plants a little white picket fence they could clear in a second. Hmmmmm.
I hadn't heard that Pat. I do know that they can jump woven wire fences which are about 5 feet tall with lots of room to spare. Maybe it is because they can see the other side, and with a solid fence they can't. Hmmm, lots to think about, but I fear too expensive to put fence around 40 acres!
I had a chiro appointment this morning, and then stopped by the grocery and did other errands. Didn't get home until about 2:00 then DH's cousin stopped by to visit. I am in the kitchen now trying to figure out what to cook for supper.
I could save a mint if they'd let me string 8 foot high deer fencing across the trees in the back and on one side. If I make use of the one neighbor who has a solid wood fence along one side, I'm still looking at 350 feet of fencing.
We're having Easter leftovers for supper: either cold roast or egg salad. I bet the roast will win!
Tired, tired , tired. Baking all day for the markets and garden show. I'm not admitting to DH that when he and DD left for Lexington I went home and laid down for about an hour and a half. I can only imagine how I'd feel if I hadn't.
Janet are you going to be at the Shelbyville garden and plant sale? I usually go, but last year didn't buy anything. I was later getting there, and I think everything was picked over.
I worked all day getting my office back in shape. I don't heat it during the winter, and when spring came this year, I had found myself taking things that needed to be filed into the office and placing it on the desk. You couldn't even see the top of it. Now it is all clean, and the only paper you can see is in the printer bin.
Keep me in your thoughts tomorrow. I have an appointment for a biopsy, but won't know the results until about mid week next week. I am dreading it, but know that I need to go and have it done, and then will deal with the results when I get them.
Won't be at the Shelbyville market. Last year they never even notified me of their meeting even though I'd joined each year for the last 12 years. I'd do the first day and then usually not come back because the market was such a poor money maker. The only reason it was good the first day was the master gardener fair that went on with it. Anyway, I was going to join and pay dues the first day but that was the day that it rained buckets and was lightening and we just decided that we weren't going out anywhere. It was a plumb miserable day. So I never even joined. I've heard that they have a few problems down there so I'm rather glad I'm not down there anymore.
I'll keep my fingers crossed and be thinking about you on this biopsy. I'm glad you're going to see about it. You'd be amazed at how many claims we get that people tell their MD that they've been having problems with something or another for a year or longer and when they finally go to see about it they've worried for over a year and yes it was something to worry about and yes they let it go too long and now it's too late.
First night of the Home and Garden show was horribly slow. Hopefully it will be better tonight and much better tomorrow. Back to baking...
Thanks, I am home, and the biopsy went well. Although it will be uncomfortable for awhile. The office also made an appointment for a CT scan next Tuesday, so guess I am gettting the full 100,000 mile check up!
Prayers & blessings coming your way, Bonnie! Plus a belated happy birthday to Joyce, with a wish for many more.
The tree guy who treats my evergreens was here yesterday, so I got the full rundown on the bug problems ahead. We looked at neighboring trees that have died off, which he said is mostly drought stress, but there are also mites and a fungus that are stressing out the evergreens, too. Plus a study that shows that aerating the soil plus a good mulch is better than either one alone at keeping the trees healthy. (I probably didn't need to know about a study for that, but still always nice to have the stats.) He treats the trees with a thing that looks like a fire extinguisher attached to a tank on his truck. He stands under the tree and WHOOSH, the stuff shoots upwards and hopefully knocks every mite into the stratosphere. It's the biggest excitement the yard has had all week.
I have a gorgeous dark blue columbine I'm going to try and get a picture of today. It seems to have seeded itself, and hasn't yet gotten chewed up by sawflies (rapping on real wood now).
Everybody take care, heal up, rest up, and goof off!
i had most of my pine's bite the dust. due to mites. they just got forgotten about the last few weeks.
Oh the cake does sound good Janet yummy.
Bon's many many good mojo thoughts going out to you . Praying for good results .
funny thing yesterday. i was cleaning an office building last night and well its amazing what you forget to do when your mind has been in a state of " shock " soooo ... i was vacuming ( yep i can work in my bare feet ) and my toe nail got caught on the rug while i vacumed LOLLL holy cow we are talking bear claws !! oh nasty it was. LOL yea i needed to laugh ...
found pics ! woohooo... it wasn't me after all ROFLLL
i won't bog down this thread with the memory garden and such. But i thought i would share just a few.
if you want to go on the journey with her memory garden i m doing more of it on FB and i will also be doing a blog about the journey. Through my blog site once i figure it out ? LOL .Some of you have already been on the Jess journey with me in past. I m so thankful to many of you who have touched our lives.
Sue, that is a good start. I don't do facebook, so from time to time, will you post more pictures here?
It was so windy here today that I didn't get much accomplished. I have a round flower bed in my front yard, and I was just going to sow zinneas in it, and went out to do that, but with the wind blowing, I may have ended up sowing my neighbor's yard. That will wait for a calmer day. I still haven't planted those trees, so need to get that done, and I bought some lily of the valley, and a bleeding heart,that needs to be planted.
Janet and Teresa, do you all have daylilies with buds on them? I have several, I guess this is the earliest I have ever seen them. The iris is budding, and my peonies are in bud. By the first of June everything will have bloomed and I won't have anything in bloom.
This year, I am pinching off buds from my astors. They have bloomed in the spring, and it just dawned on me that they are a fall blooming plant, so I am keeping them pinched back like you do mums, hoping they will give me a great bloom season.
I also have plants in the GH that need potting up to a bigger size pot. May work on that tomorrow afternoon, and leave the more physical stuff until I have a full day. I have to be in Louisville tomorrow morning at 8:00 for a CT scan. So that means I will have to leave here about 6:30 to allow for delays with traffic.
Anybody want horse manure? DH is cleaning out the horse stalls, and you know what it smells like around here!
Sue, I'm happy to see and read that you are creating something good and happy from what has happened. You've been on my mind a lot lately. When I tell people there is a lot of blood, sweat and tears in my gardens, I'm serious. There's no better place to get in touch with your feelings.
I guess I need to see about renting a riding mower/small tractor or purchasing a push mower. The grass is soooooo long! I doubt it's worth my time to try to get a new engine for the Cub Cadet. Too much needs replaced on it.
I haven't really said too much to anyone here but things here have deteriorated to the point that my 14 year old doesn't go to school anymore. We are waiting for her to be enrolled in home schooling, to finish out the year. The kids are playing soccer in the district where Melissa teaches and I have enrolled them there for next year. We're driving 80 miles a day now. Ugh. Meeting new people and playing soccer there has been such a ray of light and hope. We should have done it sooner.
I have a bunch of coleus rooting in the greenhouse and tomatoes, peppers and basil sprouted. I'm not going nuts on veggies this year.
All in all, life is going okay. Craig is still working. He likes his new car. LOL
Sue, looks like you have a good start on a garden. There's an iris out there, Jesse's Song I think, that you probably need. Unfortunately I don't have that one or I'd send it to you.
Bons, I don't know if I have buds yet or not but I did see that Stella was blooming here in the parking lot this morning. On very, very short scapes. I've been cutting asparagus for 2 weeks now. I shouldn't be starting until next week. If I'm lucky ground is going to be worked today and I can get my cabbage planted. It should already be in the ground but some things don't get done when I want them. I also need a peach tree sprayed, some weeds sprayed and some grass mowed. I decided to pot up the rest of the raspberries so I can take better care of them and then plant them this fall. Otherwise I'm afraid they'll just dry up out there. I've got tomato plants that need to be out in the field and I should probably be planting green beans and squash. I need a clone for about 2 weeks.
Hope your CT scan comes out ok.
Chele, it's a shame that some school systems and sports teams are so rotten. When it gets so back that a kid is at the point yours is somebody at the school should stand up and take notice. Yes, I know that isn't going to happen but it should Just burns me. They make fun of Kate because she "talks country" and wears lace up Justins with her khaki pants. She says there's only maybe 3 girls in her class that will talk to her and the rest have their noses so high in the air that they'd drown if it rained. Good to hear that Craig is doing fine with the job and the car's running good.
Bernie, is the fields worked and spring garden in yet up there?
We are right on schedule here. Going to spray Round up later today, then early next week will lay plastic mulch. Waiting for onions from Dixondale. Should come this week.
Chele, there is an empty house just down the road from us. Big house, nearly 14 acres, no swamp. Not sure about soccer, but girls volleyball, softball & basketball are big deal here. Buss'es from 3 school systems go by the house.
It is pretty interesting. Mickey D's must not be doing much hiring this summer. I've got 2 kids lined up to help at the markets for less than minimum wage this summer. Two summers ago kids wouldn't even give you the time of day. Now they don't know a weed from a tomato plant but I guess they'll figure it out by the end of the summer.
Hey, everybody! Sue, I hope you do start a memory garden thread, because I'd love to watch your progress with it. I'm not a big facebook fan, either.
Here's the pretty little columbine I found in my anti-neighbor grasses hedge. I think I'll move it later so it doesn't get run over when I trim the grasses. I just love the color.
Older Sis has had to see a hemotologist about a weird blood value that keeps showing up on her lab tests. It could be bad news, or just an irritation. They're moving slowly, so I think they're not too worried about it.It's the same doctor who took very good care of my mother for 7 years when she had multiple myeloma, so we feel confident about her credentials.
I'm getting ready to go to a wedding of an old friend's daughter this coming weekend. I had my outfit all picked out, but now it looks like it's going to be chilly and rainy, so I'll probably have to find something else. I have very few fancy clothes since I so rarely have cause to need them. Abt 10 years ago the Bishop had a black tie dinner at Hyde Park Country Club. I found a dress on deep discount at April Cornell, and wore it. Even got my hair done. I called the dress my 2nd Class on the Titanic dinner dress, because it was sort of that style. People were shocked-- most of them didn't know I could clean up that well! The dress has also shown up a couple times at Halloween parties. With a ribbon sash and a 3 dollar tiara, it makes a nice Russian royalty costume.
That is about all that's going on here. Still looking at fencing online for the back yard.
ok i can s tart a thread here on DG.
what forum would be good ?
parking lot ?
General discussions ?
Chelle. glad that the new school will work out for your kids. Hard when your kids don't want to go to school. Hope it all works out. I was thinking of you today also ! hmmm great minds think a like LOL
Pat hope the blood work comes out in a clean bill of health for your sis.
kydaylilylady i sure know about misfit . i myself is one. My oldest DD was one also. Very hard to watch but it sure can be a strenght building character for them,
welp got to run. tomato's need repotting.
They have a Roundup forum, so maybe there too. There are folks who don't live here that may be interested in coming. Just cover the bases!
Pat that is a pretty columbine. I was looking today, and I have a very light pink a purple and a white that I didn't know that I had. Found another one, out in the daylily bed, so will be moving that one to where it has a better chance at getting some sun. Right now it is shorter than the daylilies, and probably won't bloom as it is pretty shaded. I love them, but mine don't last too long. Hope you find a dress that will be appropriate and somewhat warmer for the predicted weather.
Went out and pulled some weeds and direct sowed my zinneas. Think I will do that at church too, to have some color without spending a mint on plants. Think I will direct sow the nicotina and the stock around the pool.
The CT scan went well, and I was home by noon. So hope that is all the tests that they are planning for me. Had to drink that contrast stuff, and then they injected dye too. The contrast stuff was the horrible lemonade/grapefruit kind, with lots of ice. Probably at least 12 oz, and by the time I got it all down, I was freezing to death, because they had it ice cold. Had trouble finding a vein, so have 3 punctures in my arms.
Tomorrow is grocery day, so I am going to try to go early, so that I can get back and do some work outside.
Chele, I sure hate to hear that one of the girls is so dishearted that she is not going to school. That is horrible, but I guess it exists in just about every school. DGD says that there are cliques in her school, and she is not in the "in" one. Seems she doesn't care though. She says there is a group that is mainly sports people, one for the really smart people (she is one but doesn't want anybody to know it) and then there are just the others, who form their little groups. Hope that you can get them transferred and find a place in that district before school starts again.
That is a gorgeous columbine. I don't know that I've ever seen a solid blue one. I used to have a bunch but over the years most of what I have have gone back to the old species plants. I think columbines are so delicate looking.
Got 10 of the raspberries planted last night while I had a pot of salsa cooking off. There's a lady at market that likes the salsa but her grandkids don't like it as hot as my mild is so I make an extra mild batch just for her. She takes the entire batch so we're both happy. Also got 4 batches of bread baked. I'm hoping to at least get another 10 raspberries planted tonight.
DH got the other garden patch disked yesterday. I think I'm going ahead and plant beans, squash and cucumbers. I'm thinking that the tomatoes are going to follow close behind. I've got a bunch that need to be in the ground. I'm having the awfulest time getting peppers to germinate. I would say I'm not keeping the ground warm enough but I don't think that's the case.
Kate's going on a field trip to Frankfort today. She's trying to win a free week in Washington DC this summer. I'm hoping that happens. All the other kids got to go while they were in school for one reason or another. A couple of them went twice. Had a ball each time. If she doesn't win Miranda said she'd take a week off and they'd go up there. That was terribly nice of her.
PLANT SALES SCHEDULE:
Wildflower and Native Plant Sale
Cox Arboretum MetroPark
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28
Browse the selection of unique wildflowers and native plants and get advice from the Wildflower Volunteer Group to find the plants most suitable for your garde. All of the plants offered in this sale are propagated or rescued from local areas slated for development. For more details, call (937) 434-9005.
We have been going to this sale for years.
Well not so much since Mom Died but...
See it used to be held on Mother's Day weekend.
We would go here then to another nursery then to plant at Mom and Dad's...
The plants are amazingly well grown, inexpensive and the money goes to the park (which is AMAZING!)
I can tell you be there EARLY as it is always packed!
We've not been to this one but Wegerzyn is also an Amazing place so...
Mayfair Plant Sale
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5
11 am. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6
Get a jump on spring and purchase unusual perennials, annuals and herbs for companion planting or simply to enhance your landscape at our annual plant sale. Purchase organic vegetable plants for your home garden. Enjoy hanging baskets, just in time for Mothers Day. This is a fundraiser for Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation. Members have a 10% discount during the sale. For more information call (937) 277-6545.
OSU Chadwick Arboretum has a sale on Mother's Day weekend, I'll find info if anyone wants to go, we'd be up for lunch I'm waiting to see if any of the local plant sales or nurseries come up with Centaurea "Black Sprite" and Helenium "Tie Dye" before I shell out to mail order them.
They don't have it, at least yet. I would expect them to have it, too. I went to six nurseries today, and none of them had much out in the perennial department. If I can't find it here, could I potentially trouble you to pick some up if I paypal you the moola, and get them at the RU?
Totally off the subject of plants, I had a wonderful time at the wedding I went to yesterday. I did feel sorry for the bridesmaids, because most of them had chosen strapless, short dresses, and it was COLD yesterday. The bride was in a nicely modest dress-- it was a strapless, sleeveless one to begin with, but she had it tailored so that she had elbow length sleeves added, along with straps. She wore her mother's veil (her mom died abt 10 years ago) and she looked like herself, just at a wedding. She wore the dress, rather than the dress wearing her.
The reception was at a building that used to be a Roman Catholic church (built in 1850) and now houses a bell company. So they had all sorts of bells and chime mechanisms on display. I was really surprised at how much of the church was left--- mosaics on the floor & walls, huge organ pipes in the gallery, a high altar abt the size of Mt. Everest and huge corinthian style columns. There were candles everywhere, and little notes on the table that in lieu of flowers, they had made a donation in her mother's name to an orphanage in Honduras. The food was a little fancy for me, but I was at a dinner table with an RC priest, another Episcopal priest, a public school teacher who'd just been laid off after almost 21 years of teaching, my sister, the teacher's wife who used to be an accountant, & the wife & 2 year old son of the Epis. priest. There was never any lag in the conversation, that's for sure. The RC priest is a casule friend for a long time, and he's a riot. He did sort of pale when everyone was dancing in what used to be the pew area, but I advised him to be grateful that they weren't dancing on the old high altar. It really was a very, very nice time, and made me lonesome for the time when I spent more time in conversation.
But now I need to get the trash collected. Hi to everyone!
Pat, I'm afraid people are forgetting the lost art of conversation. Between texting and e-mailing no one knows how to have one-on-one conversations. I bet the place was beautiful. Down here the two local churches tore their altars out after Vatican II and all that old lovely craftsmanship was lost forever. I've seen pictures of what it looked like and they were both beautiful. The Frankfort church has been totally decommisioned, I know they have another term for it, but it's been bought by the city and I don't know what they're fixing to do to it. I guess it's still on the historical list. I don't know if it's going to be offices or what. Absolutely beautiful stained glass windows.
Teresa I'm hoping your Dad does ok. I'll be thinking about both of you.
Well, Kate didn't get the trip to Washington. She was so disappointed. She got the standard "there were a lot of wonderful candidates..." I think I might try to talk my SIL or Miranda into taking her over fall break this year. As all the other kids got to go, and a couple of them more than once, I'd really like her to go.
It was a cold miserable weekend. Saturday market for Louisville wasn't too bad but the Lexington one had rain. That's always a death blow for customers. That and a cold wind seals the deal. Yesterday the sun stayed behind the clouds and the wind was vicious. I finally sat in the truck for a little while but it was worse when you got back out. Market was over at 2:00 and I was starting to pack up breads that weren't going to sell at 12:30. I was soooo glad to get home.
Going to try to pot up some raspberries tonight. I decided that they'd have a better chance of living if I had them in a place that I could water them regularly and plant them in the fall when the ground has more regular moisture.
Yes, Janet, it's very sad that the gorgeous old churches are getting sold off or decommisssioned. The new ones that are being built out of cinderblock aren't exactly replacements for the old works of art. In CIncinnati there's been a very vocal group of Roman Catholics who have opposed the "renewal" of old church buildings-- meaning stripping out all the old marble and wood, putting in electric votive candles, etc.(as if the Lord had said "Let there be Duke Energy" instead of "Let there be light!"). The post Vatican II architectural movement has rules against the multiplication of symbols, like having more than one cross, as being symbolically confusing. I like the symbolism of the large, stained glass, wood, and marble building as a symbol of the permanent and overwhelming majesty of God. Not "this would make a great Home Depot with very little work."
I know it's only personal preference in the end. And if I want silence, I'd go to a Quaker meeting or an Orthodox service in a language I don't understand. Not Our Lady of Home Depot.
I have a book from the 70's or 80's about the architectural changes of Vatican II. It's called "House of God or Land of Oz?" ;-}
Happy Birthday, Jazzpunkin!
Man, it's cold! Herman, are you going to get snow tonight?
Heard on the news that east, PA and NY specifically are getting wholloped with snow. Sure am glad that it is not me, but I am sending some prayers and sympathy to those who will be hit with it. Seems like Mother Nature is sure out of sorts about something. Started with the freak snowstorm about Halloween, the "no winter" we have had, and hopefully ending with the noreaster they are experiencing on the east coast. Seems like mother nature is shaking her finger in the faces of the gardeners for even expecting, or hoping for spring.
I have iris and peonies in full bloom, and a frost warning tonight.
I agree on the architecture issue, whether it be churches or homes, who could ever think that the newer neo classic structures are more pleasing to the eye than the magnificant old buildings featuring all the hand crafted things. I say it is desecration especially the churches. I would love to go to some of the sales for the stained glass, or ornate mantles, the magnificant doors, if they are determined to replace those items.
Anyway, seems like any plans I make in advance gets changed, so from now on, I think I will get up in the morning, have my coffee and read the paper, and do whatever I please. That is if I am not interrupted and directed in another direction!
If you want to see a church that seems proud of its beautiful old architecture, check out the Cathedral Basilica in Covington. Their stained glass is measured in like acres instead of square feet.
We have a frost warning, too, but I'm not taking it seriously. Too many warm buildings around here, and too many trees blocking the way of the cold. But yes, it would be nice if Mama nature would let us know when to expect the warm weather to stick around.
BTW, the last time I went to the movies, I saw a preview of a remake of Dark Shadows, with Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins. It looks like it will be very, very funny. I told my son he could take me to the movies for Mother's Day. He, of course, had never heard of Dark Shadows.
Well, the current Catholic church here in Frankfort looks like some space ship ready for take off. I've not been inside but they say that there are folding chairs instead of pews. At least when they built in Shelbyville they added to the rear of the church, made the old church a chapel and at least incorporated it. They use it for funerals, weddings and morning masses.
Didn't get the raspberries potted last night but did get some tomato preserves done. By the time I got the grocery shopping done and the stuff put away I just wasn't in the mood to pull out pots. Besides, people who will remain nameless didn't bring my potting soil down from the upper barn like I asked them to and I didn't want to go up there in the cold dark to get it. Yes, I'm a GH flower but hey, I still had plenty to do. It's been cold enough that the asparagus sure hasn't been growing. I checked the rain gauge over at the garden and it was empty. Unfortunately it appears there's a crack in it. I think we got maybe a half inch. After the last two days of blowing it won't be long until the ground will work. I need to get this cabbage in the ground plus plant beans, squash and tomatoes. I'll be out there with a post hole digger if those tomatoes don't slow down. I should have set them outside the GH this morning but I didn't have time.
Stephanie and Josh are coming in for one night. Haven't seen them since Christmas. It appears he's applied for a job in Italy and they seem to think he has a good chance of getting it. I have mixed emotions about that. Don't want to stop vocational progress but darn! does it have to be so far away?
Here in the big greenhouse Bob is doing well with his spinach, potatoes and cabbages. Those are some fig trees towards the back. He is continuing his tomato grafting experiments, which was a total failure last year. We usually do not grow cruciferous vegetables because they get full of aphids, slugs, cabbage worms - so icky I refuse to touch them. We have tomato seedlings, but not as much as last year, as we do not want to have so much left over that we just have to compost.
Wow, Esther, that is impressive!
I can't decide what to do about tomatoes this year. Last year was lousy for them, but I'm tired of going to markets where they advertise "home grown" tomatoes, only to find that they're the same red cardboard ones I can get at Krogers.
Janet, we call the kind of church you have in Frankfort as Our Lady of Star Trek, or Our Lady of the Milky Way.
I have a gorgeous dark purple iris blooming. Can't remember if I got it from Bonnie or Badseed, but many thanks, it's really gorgeous.
When I grow up I wanna a high tunnel just like that! And it might be this fall if I can swing it!
Our market is trying to get a better handle on resale. They're starting to do more farm visits and all the signage has to have the place of origin and if it was producer grown or not. Most of the folks try to buy at the local produce auctions if they resale just so they know it's local and has some taste. There's not much sense in having a farmers market if it has the same thing and same bland taste as the grocery.
Didn't get much done yesterday. I did make some chicken breast on the broiler last night with a honey mustard sauce recipe that I found that was absolutely wonderful. I think it would be a fine sauce for slices of rump roast too. It was totally yum. It'd probably work for a salad as well. I'm definately keeping the recipe.
Have training all day today. I figure it should be worth about 6 hours of purgatory!
I don't mind the resale as long as you're honest enough to tell folks. I bought apples from the orchard in the next county and made no bones about it. I brought the apples to market in his bags and his name, address and phone number was on them Folks knew exactly where it came from. Same with any corn I bought. It had the farmer's name on the bag. And if anyone asked I told them. It's those folks that go to the produce terminal and buys the same thing you get at the grocery that I have a problem with. Just my opinion.
Got my raspberries potted up last night. At least that's one more thing out of the way. I wanted to dig 2 daylily orders but just as I got to the field it started raining just enough to make everything sopping and I didn't want to be wet and cold from the waist down. Maybe I can get in there either tonight or sometime tomorrow. I've got so much to do when the ground dries out.
I've got a few iris blooming so far. I didn't wade out there to see what though.
Teresa, how's your Dad getting along?
Bonnie, heard anything from your tests?
Taking off from work tomorrow since the kids are coming in for the day. It'll be a long while til I get to see them again.
Good morning, don't know how much rain we had, but everything is wet this morning, not that I have time to actually go out and do anything in the gardens.
Janet, I called the dr office on Tuesday, and someone told me that I would get a return call that aftrnoon. Didn't happen, so I called again yesterday, not so happy to have to be making the call, and expressed my feelings to the office manager about how this is being handled. She told me that she would look for the results of both tests and give me a call back. Within 30 minutes she called and told me that the Dr wanted to see me ASAP. Since the Dr is not in on Thursday, I have an appointment at 10:00 tomorrow. If I get there and the sole purpose is to tell me the results are normal, I will probably blow a gasket, because it will tell me that the practice is all about earning the fee for an office visit. At least being mad has sort of kept me from worrying.
I went to our farmer's market meeting, and I got the impression that they are against reselling any produce, even if it is disclosed up front. There is a place on the other side of the county that holds produce auctions, and it is evident that there is no love lost between the operator/owner of that auction and the farmers market people. I wish they would have just come out and said what they thought instead of leaving impressions, which may or may not be true.
Hope you have a good day with Stephanie and her DH. I hope that his assignment overseas will pass quickly, and they will be home before you know it. You know the Lord works in mysterious ways, so I am sure that however it works out, it will be the Lord's scheduling, and no one else's.
Got to get a move on, because I called and made an appointment to get my hair cut. Been needing a hair cut for weeks, and decided that I would call today. Turns out she had an opening, so gonna take advantage of that, and at least get that part done. The color, although it needs to be done, can wait until later.
Just realized I haven't posted for awhile. I've been busy and not getting on line until after dinner and almost ready for sleep. I have a lot of brush cut, burned or shredded from an area that was underwater most of last year. We didn't get any snow last weekend but Sun the thermometer never reached 40 with a quarter inch of rain over several hours. It has been dry here but the rains have been soft drizzles that soak in, not running off to my back yard.. Same thing today but high in 50's. My newly planted strawberries are looking good. A raccoon keeps trying yo dig my potatoes and they haven't started growing yet.
Lots of flowers budded. I have neglected the front yard for the back so that will be my task for next week.
Couple of pics,Buds on an echinacea in April and Ligularia Othello
Well, I cooked this morning so that I would have a head start on supper, then had a appontment to get my hair cut this afternoon. Right before I started to leave the house the beautician called and said she had a cancellation, did I want the color today too? Well, duh, I was going to have to make another appointment on another day, so it worked out well.
Tomorrow is my Dr appointment to get the results of my tests. Have to be there at 10:00. DH is taking me, so I am hoping that we leave early enough that we stop for breakfast somewhere. I will use any excuse to get a meal out!
Herman, thanks for posting. I was wondering if you were working so hard that you just were able to eat supper and fall into bed. Spring time is exciting for many reasons, but it is exhausting too.
Well, the kids got in last night around 8. Just in time for supper. Steph had to go out and see the lamb. Just can't take the country out of a kids. I suspect she's bored out of her mind out there after always having a long list of things here going on. We'll dig some stuff for her to take back with her today. Unfortunately she's got a lot of shade and my shade plants are pretty slim due to the deer at the other farm.
Kate got vice president of the local FFA chapter. She was pleased with that. It was the office she was hoping for.
Bons, we'll be thinking about you at 10:00. Hoping that you're paying for a visit that says things are ok.
Herman, if you run out of stuff to cut, shred and clean up, come on down. There's plenty down there.
our market is small and their are several venders who claim to be organic ect.. but we know where they get there produce ! not from there back yards .
We basical don't have many rules. Which can be a bad point since several of us are farmers and grow from our own land ect... then the lazy ones go to the auctions and get the stuff and under cut our prices... but we snitch them out LOL . I mean i will be buying strawberrys but from a local person and i won't lie about where i get them. No one else has them and it will be cheaper for them to get from me and not drive 30 miles to the strawberry farm and they do taste better then walmarts . IMHO :)
Our market sets prices, so that everybody sells the same vegetable for the same price. That is fair, so sometimes rules are good.
Sue, posted something on Gigi's Memory garden thread, but lost it. I have ordered a daylily for you, but won't have it until about May 1st. It is Miss Jessie. It will be good for you to see the plants, but to also remember who gave you the plants or objects, as this will comfort you.
Another chance of frost tonight and tomorrow high of 43? maybe some rain. Got a few seeds in the ground today and tilled another spot that was saturated most of last year. Kathy, I f I ever get rid of the honeysuckle, arrowwood and red-twig dogwood, I have over 200 sq ft of dead blackberry vines to get rid of and the thistle that is taking their place. Now I know how to get rid of blackberries, flood them. Amazing, but day lilies did not die in the flood.
thank you so much Bonnie. Yes that will be tagged and treasured in her garden.
i need to lay black plastic before weeds get out of hand but the weather is not cooperating :( so not much progress on the garden this week.
Bonnie hope surgery goes well . Thinking of you always.
Market setting the price ? That is price fixing which is illegal!
At our market the old timers, like me, don't worry about what the other guy prices his stuff at. Our concern is quality, not price. Smart shoppers look for quality, not cheap. In fact some people wonder what is wrong with the item if it is to cheap.
i agree Bernie. Customers soon learn what is good guality and not good quality.
Savannah is looking forward to selling her strawberry lemonade again this year. We need to bump the price. i would like to price it at 2.00 but i think we will do 1.50 and use more ice . Dont know what strawberry's price will be this spring. but i think 1.50 for a 16 oz lemonade is fair.
the week is ending the way it started, cold and rainy. I did a litle burn before the rain started, accomplished what I wanted but got a little wetter than I wanted. Frost? if the weather clears in the early morning, but going to 60 and warm the rest of the week. No more fig shuffling, I hope. Garden club meeting tomorrow.
Bonnie, best wishes on the surgery and the recovery.
We've had close to an inch of rain in the last 24 hours. It feels more like November than the end of April. Most of my iris are blooming, one of my roses has two blooms open and I think all the columbines are finally open. No sawflies yet this year: maybe they don't like the weather!
Kroger has a new brand of "artisan" bread called Take and Bake. They have a lot of varities but I tried the Tuscan loaf and it is wonderful. The top crust is a bit thinner than most so I don't feel like I've exhausted my jaw muscles just be eating a piece. Yummy.
Bonnie, hope everything goes quickly and well on Tuesday.
Sue, we're thinking of you, & remembering your family in prayers.
well you know the birdbath i got for jessica ? well its chipping ! the paint is coming off ... uhg i m just livid. no fault to the funeral home. He has never ordered one of these before so he didn't know . I sure hope i can get my money back
other then that . today was well
got together with R&R along with cookie and saw her cute little kittys
got 3 new plants
two huge krossa regal hosta Ric picked up for me and i mean huge !!!
and a white bleeding heart. very pretty. will go into jessica's garden.
well time to go sulk with some wine and bitterness
Kittens, no thanks. They wouldn't last long here with the dogs. Dogs tend to treat them like toys, and wouldn't want to subject them to rough play.
Sue,sorry about the birdbath. Maybe he will refund your money, and you can look for one that is suited to the weather. I found that so many of the garden decorations you buy are not meant to be outside. I said what, if you buy concrete ones, then you can be assured they will do nicely outside, but the ones you buy that are pretty decorative, just make sure they are not plaster. If you can pick them up easily, then don't buy it. Learned that the hard way.
Anybody can start the threads. :) Thanks for getting the ball rolling!
Is the date May 26th?
I believe our last soccer game is May 20th. Morganne graduates from Laurel Oaks on May 22nd, then from Lynchburg on May 27th. The rest of the kids get out May 25th. So, if it is the 26th, that should work for us.
AND we are rescuing our Son's Akita.
Circumstances have dictated that he has to give him up.
So we have to re-dogproof the Yard w/ a 95 pound puppy (who will top out around 150 pounds) in mind.
But he's been well people and dog socialized and is used to being at a doggy daycare 3 days a week so ...
He'll be here tomorrow.
My first humming bird came last week. Have already put out several other feeders so hopefully he is telegraphing all of his friends to come to his new pad!
I am feeling pretty good, just uncomfortable and not sitting too hard on a chair for the time being.
I got out and deadheaded all my iris today. More blooms are coming, but they were looking sort of bedraggled. That is about the only think I am supposed to be doing, so I guess my Dr would be proud of me following orders so well.
Thought I saw one whipping by here earlier.
Guess it's time to get the feeders going here too.
Well Mat brought Drudwyn here this evening.
He's a bit Alpha confused as Mat doesn't send clear signals but I've already started working w/ that.
The true test will be tomorrow.
Mat's leaving him w/ us all day then probably coming back in the evening.
Weaning him off Mat and over to us will not be a quick process.
It will be a challenge to get him comfortable here but so far so good.
Pretty big storms rolled through earlier and knocked out the electric for an hour. Can't wait to see the new puddles...we've been slammed with rain lately. The creek in town was up on the road a few days ago. The kids even got a 2 hour delay.
Morganne passed her PCA tests! So now she has her STNA and PCA. Wish she could find a job. Everyone wants one year of experience but it's kind of hard to get experience when you can't get a job. Geesh.
I think we might have spring soccer tournaments and I'm sure hoping they won't be on the 26th!
I'm headed to bed. Five hours of sleep then back on the road to Mt. Orab. Kristenne has her last day of driver's ed tomorrow.
the moon was a great site to see. !
jessica's memorial at our house will have a almost full moon.
pretty tired. so much to do these days
Pat to funny on the hallmark card for the moon LOL you crack me up. great pics of the pup and kitty. very cute !
Thanks for the compliments on the critters and the pictures. The flowering maple is properly abutilon, Bonnie, and it's not a tree. I found this variety (on Dave's as Chinese Lanterns) when I was looking for a Voodoo flowering maple to buy. I think Logees has them both, as does Plant Delights. The Voodoo has maple- like leaves. The pictures in Plant files aren't very good for the Voodoo, but Logees has a good one: http://www.logees.com/prodinfo.asp?number=R1154-2
I've grown Voodoo in the garden before, but this year I've potted both of the abutilons.
I picked up a couple of Martha Washington geraniums last week at Lowe's, on special for $3.00 apiece.
Everyone must be pretty busy. We got an inch of rain Monday night so I'm trying to patiently wait for the garden to dry out so DH can disc it or run the tiller or something. I still have cabbage to transplant. I'm terribly concerned that it's not going to make a darned thing because it's been held so long and it's solely because he's put off getting the ground ready when it was dry enough. Spreading fertilizer in the cow pastures of course came first. I've got tomatoes blooming in the flats that should have been in the ground three weeks ago. I'm SOOOOOO irritated.
Big market weekend with another market starting and of course we're going to be two people short. The two teens that are helping didn't bother to tell us that they wouldn't be here this weekend because of prom Friday night. I guess I just assumed that since my daughter would be at market after the prom the night before that they would be too. Silly me. We may have to not do one market because of this. I guess they were just going to wait until Saturday morning to let us know.
Well, I have been busy too. Went Wednesday and got my stitches out, but have to go back next Wednesday for another check. No final pathology report, but will get that Wednesday also.
Potted up some hanging baskets, put in some hen & chicks that I bought, deadheaded my Knockout roses, been pinching off the buds on the Asters. I am determined that I am going to keep them from blooming until fall. Good luck with that.
Janet, so sorry that most kids don't have the work ethic that yours do. I am hoping that the reason they won't be there on Saturday is just tiredness, and not suffering a hang over.
I have one day lily that is blooming it's head off, and not even a scape on any others. Evidently this is a very early one. Only second year, and if I remember right, it did bloom early, but not this early. Probably the weather has them so confused they they don't know when they are supposed to bloom!
Ric, didn't comment on the dog, but he is a beauty. We also have a new dog. Not ours, but keeping it for my DBIL while he recouperating. A Jack Russell Terrier, solid white, with black specks on his ears. Casper is his name. I will see if I have a picture to post.
Spring is progressing nicely here. I have been bothered with vertigo for the past week. Getting therapy for it twice a week for the next 3 weeks. Slows me down, but I do manage to get some work done. Potting things up for the plant swaps and planting the mandevilla out for the summer today. Iris are half way gone. Bitsy daylily is well budded and a few buds on the Stellas. Wierd, but the echinacias are starting to open.
We had a good day today, despite the 2 1/2 inches of rain that has fallen since 11:00 last night. We went to church and then out to eat afterwards. We went with our pastor and wife, and even though all restaurants were crowded, we got in quickly and ordered. Can't say the wait for the food was fast, but it did arrive and was good. Came home (in the rain again) and had a relaxing afternoon napping and watching tv.
I got lots of things planted yesterday, and I am glad that I did, as it will be several days before any planting can take place again.
Herman, sorry that you are suffering the vertigo. Our pastor has it ocassionally, and sometimes it even puts him in bed. Hope that is not the case for you.
Herman...vertigo is the pitts! I've had it before...so awful...hope I never get it again! And I hope yours goes away soon!
I had a wonderful mother's day too Bonnie. We...our two sons' and grkids went to local buffet to eat lunch. The food is always wonderful there. It's about a half hour away from us...and was raining there...but as we headed back home...the sun was out..and no rain at home..yayy!
So I dug some hostas for both boys...and some ferns. Kind of messed up my big beautiful hostas...but oh well..they will soon fill back in...and the boys were so happy to get them!
Now today..the sun is shining again...and I will get to work outside...yayyy.!!
Hope you all have a wonderful day ...whatever you do!!
Marcy, the rain has stopped here, but it is so dark and gloomy looking. WL's say a chance of showers this afternoon. I have been paying bills and balancing check books this morning, and finding inside things to do.
Bonnie..sometimes its good to just be able to work inside too. I really need to!!
Dave bought a car yesterday! His truck is such a gas hog..only gets like 7mpg... We were coming back from a little country nursery called County Line nursery... shhhh...
and decided to take a different back country road home. As we came around a curve...here sits a small bldg..with a sign that says County Car Sales. There were two vehicles there...lol...a car and a truck...for sale. We went on by...but Dave saw that car...and says...mmm..i sure would like to see that car up close. So we turned around and went back.
This car is old..ok...1988. Its a Plymouth Reliant station wagon... This woman came down the drive to meet us. She tells us this story that a little old lady had it ..in Florida. Well..it was a true story! And she gave it to this woman for helping her out.
Ok..I'm not a very good story teller here. The woman's husband is a mechanic...and he had gone all over it...and they decided to sell it..since they didnt really need it.
It is clean as a pin...inside n out...fairly new tires...and runs like a dream. We test drove it of course. Andddddd...wait for it...it only has 76,000 miles on it!! Even the engine is clean!!
Now these K cars..as they called them...get excellent gas mileage...so Dave bought it !
Here is a pic of it..now that I've written a book!
What a coincidence, I just made the last car payment on my HHR today. Woohoo!
My niece is about to get a wake-up call. She got married in 2008, and split up five months later. Big, expensive white wedding. She wants another one this year, her plan is for it to be only $18,000 (!!!!). She is clearly deluded. She is severely unhappy with me right now...tantrums are flying. I will pay for wedding number one, the rest are on you, kiddo.
Wow 18,000 for a wedding ! you know how much fun i could have at Vegas baby !!!! for that money. I sure hope she can come down off the roof . maybe she should sign up for the reality show " Bridzilla " LOL i think the pay is good ?
to much going on here to realy sit and chat. off to get kids
hope everyone is doing well.
I'm busy as can be between running the kids, taking care of the greenhouse and pushing mowing the mess I call my yard. LOL
I just wanted to drop by and share two posts I made today on facebook.
"Congratulations on your 8th grade Graduation Carly Rae Meyer. I applaud your strength, wisdom, courage and self confidence. Congratulations on always being an honor roll student and for consistently being an outstanding athlete in every sport you play. You are a genuinely nice person that is beautiful both inside and out. You are kind and generous and wise beyond your years. You have always known what is worth fighting for and had the good sense to know when people are not worth your time and when to turn the other cheek. I know that your future is bright and knows no limits. I love you and I'm proud to be your mom. :)"
"My eldest child Morganne, just handed me a stack of papers she received at school today, including an Honor Roll certificate, PCA Medical-Surgical Acute Care certificate and her National Healthcare Foundation Skills Assessment certificate. She already received her STNA and CPR/BLS certification cards earlier this year. She has an interview next week. I'm so proud of my girl! Two graduations for her then she's off to the cold, cruel world. LOL"
For all the struggles we have been through, some things apparently worked out just fine. I have a lot of friends to think for keeping me sane. Most of them are here on DG.
COngratulations to everyone! Bonnie-checkbook balancing, Marcy & Dave- "new" car, Bernie- good price for a wedding for 40 years, Celene- for setting appropriate limits AND a bargain wedding, Sue- for keepin on keepin on, and Chele, for raising a bunch of good kids who how to work hard and play fair.
Thanks to whoever gave me this lovely iris. I think the deer chomped it down last year before it could show off, but it's just a beauty!
34 years ago today I said "I do." Some days it seems like yesterday and sometimes... Well, anyway, still waiting for the ground to dry out so we can get stuff in the ground. I'm so frustrated. DH apparently doesn't understand that the cabbage and broccoli is history. I'm not sure why we'll even bother to put it out. If it makes anything it'd only be a little soft ball sized head. I just can't seem to get that in his thick skull.
Kate must have only had a so-so time at the prom. She certainly didn't talk it up like she does when she comes back from being counselor at 4-H camp! She did figure out that asking for a steak medium well done is NOT what she wants to do. She said she didn't know what these people thought, bringing a steak to the table that was almost burnt around the edges! I asked her how she asked for it to be cooked and when she told me I realized that I'd failed as a parent in eating out skills because I'd never told her about how steaks are cooked. At home they get cooked the way I LIKE them and that's just on the pink side of medium. A medium well steak at home is considered shoe leather. LOL! She knows better now.
Marcy, the car looks good. I had a "K" car years ago. Wish I still had it.
Pat, that looks like "Butter and Sugar" Siberian iris? Maybe?
Bonnie, doing ok? When you're ready for lunch just holler.
Celene, she probably does need to pay for this shindig herself this time. My daughter and now husband paid for a heck of a lot of theirs. Like probably 95%. Made them think about things before they spent the green.
Chele, they're gonna be ok adults when the time comes aren't they? Doin' ok.
Sue, hang in there. Everybody's thinking of you. Shame we don't have that $18,000. We'd both go to Vegas!
Bonnie, did you happen to give me that iris? It is just so lovely!
The fence contractor I contacted was a no show for the 2nd time today. He had a reasonable excuse for Saturday, but it would have been REALLY nice to get a call saying "I'm running late" or "Could we reschedule?" Makes me grumpy, then makes me embarrassed, because I've been running late for the last 30 or 40 years, so I'm sure I have irritated 5000 - 10,000 people without an excuse.
I had to get up last night and shut the windows. Didn't know it was going to get so chilly and windy. Good day to work outside, though. If only that didn't mean that the dishes & the laundry are still waiting to be done.
If the contractor doesn't want the job, call someone who does!
Craig asked my neighbor if we could rent a mower from him. He said the grass was too long and we'd need a bush hog. So I called a farmer/landscaper to see what he would charge. He came out and said there was no way he could do it with his small tractor and bush hog. So after a month of nagging, Craig finally tuned up my 1997 Craftsman push mower and I've been out there doing it with that. The grass is up to my butt in some spots and my waist and others and I'm cutting it with a push mower... I guess they don't make riding mowers and tractors like they used to. Ahem.
I know Darius! I actually looked at them online and at a hardware store. They wouldn't let me try it though or return it if I didn't like it. Those darn things cost as much as a weedeater! There are some pretty neat videos showing how to use them and also competitions AGAINST weedeaters. It's just not in the budget this week.
Kate's getting tuned up for market tomorrow. Last week we got down there and pulled the big truck in to find out that they don't know how to direct traffic and there was a ton truck with a box trailer stuck in a spot where he could only get out going one way. The way I was heading in. So I had to back my big box truck out of the area, dodge all the tent poles, coolers, boxes, etc. Kate was in the back in my mirrors guiding me out since I couldn't see directly behind me. Well, in pulls this Mennonite jerk, I knew him from another market, and Kate goes up to him and says that if he'd wait just a few minutes because I needed to back out and there was a truck and trailer up ahead blocking the way. Well, he totally ignores her and blasts around me and gets up there to block the road even more. What an a**. They come in all kinds. Made her totally furious. He's not much on taking orders from a woman. I've seen that at the other market and I'm sure a teenager, it was worse. We'll see how it goes this weekend.
Thanks for the wishes Chele. We don't do much towards celebrating around here. Besides, I was elbow deep in baking last night and won't get it all done tonight. Gone through 75 pounds of sugar and 21 dozen of eggs this week.
Wow Janet...that would have ticked me off..big time! Grrrrr.!!
Not much going on here..just been working outside and running around ..as usual.
Went to a plant sale in my old hometown of Bellbrook, Ohio yesterday. What a nightmare it was getting there...with traffic n detours! That traffic by the Dayton Mall is horrific!!!
Hubby took the "back roads" to avoid traffic on I-75...haha...NOT!
I wanted these iris that were bred by Horace Wright...a nephew of the Wright Bros. His wife, Sue, was a teacher of mine...way back when.
I did get two or three varieties...but still wanted two others. They were all gone.
A friend, who owns the flower shop in Bellbrook said she would try n get them for me though...so here's hoping!
Just thought it would be kinda neat to have some!
Chele...you have the greatest girls...and I know you are so proud of them all!! And of course..we can't leave Nolan out!!! Smilesss!!
Ok...gonna get movin n busy here...have a wonderful day out there!!!!
Anybody got a big fan that we could plug in???? That would help for sure!!
Already clouding up here...grrrrrrrrrrrr. Guess we do need some rain...but i have so much to get done!!!
Our mail lady drove in n honked the horn this morning. She got out of her car ..ooohin and ahhin over all my flowers Dave said!! She also brought me a big pkg. It was from Cheryl for mother's day. It is a metal peacock with a solar light in it...a big round ball..that is the body of the peacock. Really neat!!!
Can't wait to see it light up! Thanks Cheryl!!
Ok...have to get busy here!!!
we got nothing ! its really dry here. well today is watering day for sure.
more plants in the ground
50 more peppers and some tomato's , then savannah has a garden for her 4 h project .
won't be to hot , but man that ground is hard !
Marcy, actually we do have a BIG fan but we're putting it on the slaughter steers so they don't get so hot. Miranda when in the barn the other day where they go to lay down when it's hot and three of them were plopped down right in front of it sucking in the cooler air.
Didn't get any rain. I guess no more scheduled for about a week. East of Lexington got a bunch.
Picked berries last evening for some jam. 8 gallon ice cream buckets. Now to get them capped and ready for jam.
Bernie, if the market manager would just get out there and tell everyone that they can come in from either direction but they can only go out one exit I think it would help. There are three exits shaped like a Y. If they'd all go out the base of the Y I think there'd be less congestion. Oh well, it'll get better
It poured and poured here for a short time. Of course it came right when I had to drive home too. Grrr. We had a flash flood watch. And I watched. LOL
Maybe Coney Island would part with one of those nice misting tents. :)
I think Janet just said she's bringing 8 gallons of ice cream. We'll be fine. hahahahaha
Tonight, Morganne graduates from Laurel Oaks!! It's so hard to believe she is an adult. She has an interview tomorrow at a nursing home in Hillsboro. She's eager to work and get a car. I'm hoping she still wants to go to school. Her goal was Occupational Therapy.
This is one crazy week! If I live through the 27th, it should be smooth sailing!
You will make it Chele!!! And tell Morganne I said congratulations!!!!!!
Sometimes..they have to get a little age on them to know what they really want to do in life.
We had a hard time keeping our daughter in school ...jr n sr years...but we did...and now she is sooo glad. She is an assistant mngr of a bank in Florida. It may not be the best job in the world..but it supports her, and she is happy with it ...most days...lol!!
Well..dang, Janet...if the cows are hoggin the fan...guess we cant use it!!!! LOL! Oh well...!
I had to run to wallyworld to get some more potting mix. I've been filling all my pots, and have a few more to go..plus window boxes! I must be out of my mind!!! I even bought a new BIG blue pot this yr...geez...I never know when to stop!!
The good thing is...while at Wally...I got a deli chicken n potato salad for supper...so i won't have to cook! And I best get to work too!!!! Laterrrr!!!
I had a thought, maybe I should of left it to die of loneliness, but what about have a silent auction, regular auction or garage sale type sale, and having the attendees bring something or things that they no longer need, and donating the proceeds to Gigi's garden fund? JUst a thought! Lou
Oh Gosh , not good news at all about Bonnie ! oh i do hope she is ok. Sending healthy thoughts to her .
speedy recovery Bon's .
pretty busy here today and for the next couple of days.
pretrial tomorrow ,,, on pins and nettles.
Have there been any updates on Bonnie? I have her phone numbers but I hate to call if they are resting. :(
Praying for justice Sue. I know that nothing will be enough for what they did but I sure hope they get the worst they can get.
Morganne had an interview today at 11:30 and they called and offered her the job at 2:30! Yay!! She won't start until June 6th and it is a little frustrated by that but the person that is hiring her will be on vacation. She's so eager to start working, learn how to drive, buy a car and make money. LOL I of course will get to drive her to work an pick her up until she gets to that point... I am very proud of her!
i don't really now how much goes on in a pretrial but i m taking jessica's ashes with me . I think the murderers need a visual of what they did to her. I know they saw her ect when she was in the apt but this is final ... you know ?
it just seems the right thing for me to do . i just hope the judge lets me to it. He banned any tshirts with her name and picture on it. :( he is old school but it may work in our fav.
You do what you need to do so long as it can't get you into trouble or cause problems with the trial. I'm fairly certain the pre-trial is basically the logistics of things, who did what, what will each side try to prove, what are the pleadings, is there evidence for a trial, etc. It lays the map for the actual trial or decides if there will be an actual trial. Since it is unlikely that these characters are going to walk in and say they did it and deserve severe punishment, I foresee a full trial.
Mathew did actually confess but his reason is crazy daisy stupid.
yep pretrial got postponed until aug 3 not good timing for us due to its fair week and my birthday ... can't win... stupid blue bird of happyness is crapping all over me !!! LOL
see you all tomorrow
has anyone heard from Bonnie ? i m sending her well wishes and prayers to her .
I'm here. Got home this afternoon, with oxygen and breathing treatments. Will still take another 2 weeks or so to actually get back on my feet. This really zapped me, thought I had pleurisy, but turned out to be pneumonia.
Sorry not gonna make it to the RU, as it would be foolish to put my health in jeopardy but I would love to do do that really.
Pat, yes, I gave you the iris, and have plenty of it's parent left. It does well for me here too.
WIll be a few weeks, Janet until I am well enough to come try to do lunch, but we will make it happen.
Chele, congrats to the graduates. I know that you are so proud of ALL your children, and rightly so. They are beautiful inside and out, and people realize that their decorum didn't just happen, they were taught, and taught well. Tell Morganne that once she starts working, she will be working for a long time, so hope she enjoys the couple of weeks off, and considers it a vacation!
Sue, don't get discouraged. Murder trials are long boring, oft postponed, and made to seem so outrageous that sometimes the family gets discouraged and just says the heck with it. Don't do that, hang in there, go everytime there is a date, it may be postponed, recalled, rescheduled, but eventually it will happen. The trial by speedy justice is a myth. It is more like a trial by a long gray haired lady justice who is just about to fall over with the boredom of the proceedings. Hang in there. You will be glad in the end.
Had a great time at the roundup ...as usual!
It was fun to see all our "old" friends again...and the food was wonderful as usual too! Even though it was HOT...there was a nice breeze from the river..and of course we had the shelter house for shade.
Someone ..not sure who...found a BIG snake crawling up a big tree! Hoping Ric got a picture of it! I never knew snakes could climb trees!!!
Oh...and Ric...we made it home in 'record' time...imagine that!!!! LOL!!!
Hiii Bonnie!! How are you feeling?????? Much better I hope?????? I know it takes a while to come back from pneumonia...have had it before myself..both lumbar and the other kind...my memory fails me AGAIN!
I also used to get bronchitis a lot...but ..knock on wood...I don't anymore!
Big huggs to you girl!
Well..on the pineapple lily...the story goes like this: I MAY have planted this several yrs back...it didnt come up...and i forgot about it. I was telling Ric about it...and he said..maybe the conditions were just right for it to sprout because of the mild winter we had????? Who knows!!
Anyway..it is neat! And i think i will go look for some more info on it!
ROTF I thought it looked like Eremurus but I'm not that familiar with Eucomis. Hehe It's gorgeous!! I used to have several different ones. Some died out and my last set went with the daylilies to Lebanon. :(
We got 4 tenths of an inch of rain yesterday. Louisville got 4 inches. Georgetown got none. I'm hoping to see some tomorrow. Stephanie said they got grapefruit sized hail on the other side of her town. And will probably see a rerun of it this evening. That could be some of what we get Thursday.
Going to try to get some squash, zucchini, patty pans, cucumbers and okra planted tonight before I start baking. Then maybe I can get the pumpkins and winter squash planted in the next coming week.
Looks like everyone enjoyed the day at the RU. Thanks for posting the pictures. Market was pretty warm Sunday. We put a double cover on the tent and that provided denser shade that really made a difference. I think we'll be doing that a lot this summer.
Bonnie, hope you're progressing nicely. Putting on clothes can be a major step towards recovery.
we will have a CD made for friends and family who can't make it.
My parents can't make it . My aunt ( moms sister ) is in hospice and has maybe a few days left and they are going there on thursday.
My cousin from Alaska is coming down friday ! wow . He did our wedding so i m excited that he is taking the time to come and be here.
i hope my other family in Ky can make it ? but we do understand if they can't.
i do have another cousin coming but in July wow havin't seen her in 14 yrs ! yikes wow.
next few days are going to be crazy busy
whew i m tired just hinking about it
Hey i don't get lost ! i just don't know where i m going ... big diff ! ya naw
Got a rows of zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers and pickling cucumbers planted last night. Now if it'll just rain some more.
Last night Wed. market was a reality check. They only did half what they did the first night so I guess the honeymoon's over. They came, they saw and they left. I think some were expecting grocery store or flea market prices and having never been to a farmer's market, they may have been a bit surprised at the prices, which are certainly higher than the grocery store.
Sue, we'll be with you in thought on Saturday. It'll be a tough day but you'll feel better later for it.
LOL on the foxtail lily!
Janet...I have no idea whether or not they are easy to grow...mine just came up out of nowhere! It seems to be doing fine?? Shhhhhhh!! It doesn't know it isn't hardy here!!
I was going to move it later on...but Dave reminded me that it is right next to a metal barn that holds heat...soooo..maybe I should just leave it alone!
((((((Sue)))))...so sorry we can't make it to the service, but will be with you in thoughts n prayers. And yes...You MUST come up. Get a group together...you, Ric n Robyn, Joyce, and whoever else...and come up!!!!
I renovated another small garden yesterday...made it bigger ..(of course!) so I could get some things planted that were sitting here! Dave helped...lol. You all know I couldn't do all this without him.
Ok...I better git...lots to do!
Sue, my thoughts are with you
Bonnie, I call it Temporarily Confused. If I was lost I wouldn't be here
I am finished with the vertigo therapy. Therapist said I was good patient and shouldn't have any more problems. I have been picking sugar snaps, not to cook, but to nibble. We had a welcome half inch of rain Tue, bring out more flowers. Just a pic of a project I have been thinking about for a while,
Bonnie, it was origonally designed as a necessity for bed bound people. I saw an ad once from around 1907 they were about $7 for a dozen. I have no idea where I got this thing. How can I make drain holes in a ceramic spittoon?
I would attempt to drill a few holes with a masonite bit. However, if that is the only one you have, maybe you better ask somebody else who is allowed to use power tools, as my DH has forever forbidden me to plug in a power tool.
I have even thought about going to a votech school to learn to use power tools. Don't know that I would actually have anything to make using such, but it has always been my desire to wear safety glasses and wield a power saw! Sort of like Chele and a backhoe or bulldozer, fantasies, just all fantasies.
DGD drove me to the bank and post office and the library today. It was good to get out, and if it hadn't been for her, I would have never had the strength to actually drive and do the errands. She made an appointment to get a hair cut tomorrow, so I will be going with her for that. It is good to begin to feel human again. I am not a good sick patient.
Got some rain Thursday. Kate said that the beans that I planted were on top of the ground at Finchville so I guess we'll either have to go down there and cover them with a rake or just see if they can sprout on top of the ground. Maybe the root is smart enough to know which direction to go! LOL! School is out as of today and we have some kids working for us this summer. I think a crew is going down there tomorrow to weed onions, carrots and beets as well as mow off the peas and depending upon the condition of the ground, plant another couple rows of beans. I still need some tomatoes in the ground as well as starting some fall cabbage. And weeding the daylilies. If they can pull the Johnson grass maybe I can get it sprayed when it comes back. Here's to hoping.
I have the retirement papers in my purse. I've been carrying them around for a few days. I even filled out part of them today. I'm still thinking on it but the wind is blowing more and more in that direction. DH won't say what he thinks. I suspect he thinks I should stay working but I just am getting tired of doing a full time job at the office and then coming home to a full time job plus the frustration of not getting things done on time in the field and watching things go to pot there because there wasn't time to take care of it right. I've got to go ahead and make the final decision soon though.
Anyway, Sue, I caught the other thread and I'm glad the ceremony went well. I know there was comfort in that. She was somebody and she'll always be remembered and in your heart.
Bonnie, you getting along ok?
Herman, how's the vertigo?
Chele, what's the kids going to do this summer? Is there a big garden in the making?
Back to work. ~~~~~~~~~~ to everyone mentioned and not mentioned!
I'm getting ready for the new fence. I'm sad that I'll be enclosed, but happy that I can let the dog out to run around without worry. And just to make sure that I'm doing the right thing-- the deer browsed on some daylilies, thoughtfully chomping on the buds. I'm ready for fencing & praying that it works!
Really enjoying my goodies from the RoundUp. Thanks for the plants, & hoping that the ones I brought are settling in OK.
Yes, Janet, I am here, getting a little stronger every day. Gosh this stuff just whipped my butt. Lost a total of 12 pounds, and haven't started gaining any of it back yet.
DGD is here taking care of me and doing cooking and cleaning. About the only things I do is sit and read, and then nap, and then do it all over again.
It has sprinkled rain all day today not enough to be very effective, just enough to be annoying if you had stuff you wanted to do outside.
Yesterday 2 of DGD's friends came and weeded some flower beds, did some weed eating and finished cleaning up the pool. They didn't want money, but I made some lasagna for supper and that was their pay. I so appreciated their help.
Pat have you ever tried Liquid Fence ? it sure helps us out a lot. I couldn't garden with out it. but watch out dogs and raccoons love it !
well not much going on ?
selling our flower baskets to raise money for a womans shelter .
going to do our lemonade sales at farmers market and some baked goods.
Tim got a job ... lets hope this one works out ! sheesh.
weather is good and warm.
Bonnie so glad to hear you healing well.
Guess I haven't been posting enough. Janet, my vertigo has been gone for over a week. The therapy worked very good. I had the final evaluation last Thur and passed on all points. I am still not too steady on my pins, (cant stand on one leg for long) but I think that may be an old age thing. I do OK with the yoga stretch classes.
I have been enjoying the fruits of my labor, Beet thinings and Sugar snaps. Remember I'm in the cooler part of OH although it didn't seem that way last week. The rainfall has been adequate but I do water some. Nothing like last year when the back was under ater. The pond is over a foot down. I am getting some work done back there. Burnt brush last night and weed-whacked tonight. Reed grass is getting higher than the willows.
Herman you sound busy. Glad to hear your vertigo is on the mend. I found out my cousin has it after she broke her back in a dog sledding accident. Yes they live in Alaska :) she has it pretty bad too.
Bonnie ok sending healing and quicker recovery energy to you. How are you feeling today ?
well we are waiting for the tv repair guy... LOL
Herman, good to hear that the vertigo is gone. I'll have a round of it once or twice a year. Fortunately it has lasted less than a day each time. The last time I just got up from a chair, stretched and cocked my head back and when I stood up I felt funny. Went to the couch and laid down. Couldn't stay in that position and sat back up. The pictures on the wall wouldn't hold still. It calmed down enough for me to lay on the couch until DH had finished his chores to go home. Got in the car and by the time we'd traveled the mile to the house we popped the car door open and hurled in the driveway. Couldn't get prone again fast enough. An antivert pill and some sleep seemed to put things right but I'm always washed out the next day. I don't wish that on anybody. And yes, I think not being able to stand on one leg is probably age related.
Pat, I've forgot, are you putting up a solid fence? Some of our neighbors put in a 4 board fence and then went in behind it with that small hole horse fencing so they could have a board fence and still have something that would keep their dogs in. I had to go with electric fencing to keep the deer out of my daylily field. We need to get busy and get the fencing around the garden at the farm before the deer discover the goodies over there.
Sue, how big a market are you a member of?
Bons, I know it's slow but you've got to be patient. It won't keep you down much longer.
Grrrrrrrrrrr!! I can't believe it!! Had a whole big post ready to go...and was adding a pic...and it ALL disappeared!!!!!
Ok...tryin one more time!
Basically, I had said...I was keeping up with you all...but been busy planting.
Also said I got these cute little metal baskets that they used to use in cemetaries. Dave called them "bone orchard" baskets...lol. The lady told him NOT to go into advertising..heheehe!!!
We then went to Lowe's and found the perfect little plants to go in them...a new variety of coreopsis.
Here is a pic of them. Haven't decided where to put them yet????
Bonnie, take it easy for as long as it takes to get back to feeling 100% Ok. Someone upstairs must think you need to slow down. He has his ways of forcing some of us to slow down, when He knows we won't do it on our own. I know how slow it was when I was recuperating from pneumonia. I felt like someone took my body and wrung all the energy out and left the rest of th e body intact. I've enjoyed sitting on the patio and doing a little deadheading each day. But, now I'm really behin d in it and need to really get with it. Lou
Hello to everybody! I have a forest of fence posts in my back yard at the moment. They'll be back tomorrow and expect to finish on Thursday. So far so good. Yes, Janet, it will be a solid wood fence, 6 ft tall, which is as tall as permitted by the city of CIncinnati unless your last name is Procter or Gamble. I'm hoping that the deer will be diverted by the fence since they can't see through it. There are several yards around here with low, open fences, & I'm hoping that the deer will take the path of least resistance & jump over those fences instead of mine. Also hoping the dog will get a lot of her energy and body fluids running around out back. The fence guy suggested that we let her out, off leash, as soon as they're done on Thurs. He said it's been his experience that the dog will find any place she can squeeze through the fence in the first hour they're out, so we'll give it a try.
Sue, I had to giggle abt your friend who ended up with vertigo after her dog sled crash--- I'm glad she lives in Alaska. It would be even worse if that happened in Arizona!
Marcy, that's a nice coreopsis. Looks like a blanket flower that I got last week.
Need to go take off a small tree limb that's too low for the fence.
Bonnie, hope your recovery speeds up soon.
Janet, one of the simplest exercises for vertigo is to hold a pencil in front of you and move it back and forth, holding your head still and following it with your eyes for 2 minutes. Then hold the pencil still and move your head, but still keep your eyes on the pencil. That helps me sometimes, but not when it gets real bad. There is also the Epley Maneuver that is more complicated, but can be done by some chiropractors.
Lou, I forgot about you having pneumonia, it's the pits isn't it?
I think I felt a little better today. Forced myself to walk to the mailbox and get the mail. It is not far but it is farther than I have walked since I got sick. I am thinking a little walking every day may speed the process, I sure hope so.
DGD is really taking good care of me. She cooks, she cleans, she is girl wonder. I have put her on the payroll, and she will probably go spend the first 2 weeks pay tomorrow. I am going to try to go to the grocery. She will be driving, so maybe my energy will hold up.
Called today to schedule Dr appointments but they are both next week. Had a checkup scheduled from the surgery, and cancelled that when I got sick, so rescheduled that today for next Wednesday. My PCP appointment is next Tuesday, so guess it will be Dr week.
Marcy, you don't see the metal flower holders much anymore. They are all plastic baskets. Some florists around here used to buy them back from the cemeteries, but they said they got overwhelmed when the economy got so bad and everybody was collecting aluminum cans, and anything else they could sell. One florist told me they used to pay $1.00 for each one. Guess that saved them money to recycle them.
Pat hope the fence is just what you need to keep the dog in and the deer out. DH has a dog house out by our garden, and he posts a dog on garden watch duty each night. They have already caught on to this, so he has to get them earlier and earlier, or they disappear about dark and he can't find a one! Guess it isn't as cushy a job as I thought it was. Just sleep, and if you hear a noise, go out of the dog house and bark for awhile! Food and pay is the same, whether on guard duty or off duty sleeping in the garage. hehe.
The little Jack Russell Terrier that we rescued is getting along fine. He has a "girlfriend" a Jackabee named Delilah. They always hang out together. He is so tiny, he can't weigh much more than 8-10 pounds. We are slowly putting the weight on him. He loves to try to sneak into the house. Our front storm door closes so slowly and he has caught on to this. if we come through the door and don't reach back to shut it behind us, before we know it, he is sitting grinning at us in the middle of the kitchen or dining room, seems to be saying, I succeeded this time. I can't get mad at him cause he is so cute. Mr. B is warming up to him, but he wants no part of him being in the house.
Well tomorrow should be a good test of my endurance. I am going grocery shopping, and it is senior day at Krogers. Always a crowd and people almost running over people, or stopped in the aisles talking like it is old home week.
Well almost time for me to head to bed. I am sleeping well, if that is an up side to being sick.