Well, I apologize that I haven't been writing lately but I've been busy getting the garden together and job hunting at the same time. Here's some pictures of the garden and how it's been progressing. Here are the Trelisses that I recently added to the garden. They will provide some much needed privacy as soon as I can get the Morning Glories I planted to cooperate.
I also have the Square Foot raised beds coming along very nicely.
I redid the area where the Bird Feeders are and put in a little bird bath and some Purple Conehead Flowers, Sedum, Bleeding Hearts and some other plants.
And I added a little footbridge over the area that tends to pool and gets all muddy and yucky....little Ms. Bonnie wasn't too happy about having to get her paws all yucky while trying to get out the grass in the back yard, and quite frankly neigther was I.
And of course all of this work was done under the careful observation of "the supervisor" while he sunbathed from a nice comfy chair...
Thankfully the long cold winter is finally over and I've been able to actually get out in my garden.
Just got my three 6 foot high by 4 foot wide Trellises up and finished, which will also provide some MUCH needed privacy while we are on the Patio! I planted some Morning Glory along the base of each Trellis and will train them up each Trellis.
I also got 3 Raised Beds in which I will be using to do my Square Foot Gardening this year. This morning I filled all the boxes with soil, manure and good old fashioned compost! Then it was time to get my onion sets, potatoes, carrots, radish, beets, broccoli and sprouts in. I won't be planting the rest of my veggies till after Mother's Day as it is still a bit chilly here in NEPA, but my root plants should be OK as they will still have the warmth from the ground and soil to protect them.
Now all I need is some good 'ol sunshine and a little water now and again and I'll have the freshest veggies one can find!
Has anyone see the price of it lately? YIKES! Even the Generic Brands are upto almost $2 a can!
Today while I was in Wegmans I came across a really neat product called "MISTO". Basically you can pour "any oil" (as the instructions say) half way into it and use it to spray on food, pans, the BBQ. I grabbed one and brought it home and put Canola Oil in it. Worked GREAT! And it will no doubt pay for itself ($14) in just about no time!
Stop over at the PAFA Blog and get your entries in for the huge giveaway! One lucky person will win 21 prizes plus lots of gift certificates will be issued to others! Runs to March 15 so enter today!!!
Took the Pups to the Pet Expo today. We got a ton of "freebies" and some frisbees too lol! Most of all the baby (she's 23 weeks old) finally got to socialize with other dogs other than her brother. They had an off leash area that was fenced in and I thought "perfect!" She was a little cautious at first and just followed him around at first but then she just jumped right on in and was having the time of her life playing with all the other doggies.
My male dog in the meantime was also having a blast as he was the only boy dog in the fenced off area. Much to my embarrassement he tried to be a little too friendly with a couple of the little ladies in pink sweaters there and I had to correct him and remind him to watch his gentlemanly manners lol! It's been a long hard winter and it was very hard to get out of the house with all the snow and ice we had so a break like this was good for both of them and me as well.
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SINCE THIS IS "SUPER" SUNDAY WE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE SUPER LARGE PIECES IN OUR HOMES! LARGE PIECES CAN MAKE SUCH AN IMPACT! SOMETIMES THEY ARE EXPENSIVE BUT THEY ARE WELL WORTH THE SPLURGE!
Becky from The Crow's Nest is having her 1st Giveaway! Becky is a fellow forum friend over at The Primitive Pantry and boy is she one busy bee! She is always amazing me with all the mouthwatering Prims she is contantly making. I sure wish I had as much energy and talent as she does.
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With the Recession still raging on and Spring right around the corner (hopefully - I can't take much more of this cold and snow) Community Gardens seem to make cents (pun intended). I've been growing my own veggies in my back yard for a few years now and it certainly does help with the family budget. Also, I know where that food I'm putting on my table is coming from and what was sprayed or rather not sprayed on it. And to top it off I get that much needed exercise that the medical gurus are always talking about.
For those who don't have space in their yard or don't have a yard a Community Garden certainly is the way to go!
To find a Community Garden near you simply check this website http://acga.localharvest.org/