HAH! I spoke too soon. Sam is home hacking on snotting all over the place. But I feel fantastic, so that's the overall tone I'm going for at the moment. I never got to the sewing pile the other night because I realized we were also getting several nights/days worth of company on Sunday and there was the small problem of digging out this disgusting house. And then deciding that maybe I wanted a new house.
So, In lieu of painting the kitchen (soon, but not now), bathroom and finishing the basement, I have instead been busying myself with hanging things up, re-potting bitty plants, and reminding myself that soon I will also have my disgusting yard to dig out.
Do you have ambitious outside plans for this year? I have been digging around, moving things around, and making plans for grow boxes. My method of tucking bits and pieces of veg in my existing borders has been proving ineffective. Also ineffective? The fact that I about gave up watering in the middle of last summer. They are probably related problems. Anyway-- boxes? I'm thinking of fitting in wedge shapes out of trex decking. Is it worth it for the longer lasting/more expensive building materials? What say you? These are going in our front yard (as that is about the only yard we have), so they need to look respectable or at the very least, NOT WORSE. Do I dare attempt a watering system? I know that it is more than insensitive to begin these sorts of discussions while half of the country is still under snow, but we can all dream a little now, right? Good.
Books I like to sit with in pre-Spring:
- The Pacific Northwest Gardener's Book of Lists (they have them for other regions, too). I love it because those little plant tags LIE about growing conditions, and this book does not.
- All things Anne Lovejoy
- And I'm about to get this veg one, too.
I want chickens too, but 1. a wolf lives next door and 2. we have very little room. Also, I have a very love/hate thing with those birds.