Tuesday, November 9, 2010

First Frost

Scurrying around covering all my tender plants, citrus trees, potted plants last night before the first frost of the year. With that and the time change on Sunday, I am definitely changing gears full time now.
It's hard to change gears, besides I love to procrastinate, when it was sunny and hovering around 70 degrees a couple of days ago!
Anyway, everything is covered and safe for now. Inside the house, I remind my husband that the beautiful new greenhouse has not been completed yet and I need it yesterday! He shakes his head and quietly chuckles at my urgency.......he is thinking about my procrastination, I just know he is! He promises me that next weekend he will try to complete it.
Maggie's Garden has been a life long dream of mine and it is soooo close I can taste it!
 How wonderful that I can realize my dream and actually give it a go! I am truly blessed!

Garden Hint: Give yourself and your plants, especially your roses a shot of potassium. Eat a banana a day, save the peel, and bury it close to the base of any plant that needs potassium to thrive. You both will feel better for it!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Welcome to my new blog!

Hello there!

I have been inspired by my daughter in law to start blogging.I love reading her blog everyday.
I hope that you visit often and enjoy my page.
I will be writing about the daily life on our little farm.
Be patient with me while I learn the ways of blogging. Here I go!
My husband and I finished putting the tin roof on the  outside chicken coop today after work. Actually, he was up there doing all the work, screwing the roof panels down. I would occasionally walk over to ask if he needed help and he would always say "no, maybe later".
This is from the same man who swore that we would not have chickens since they were "too much work". Bless his heart, he can never say no to me when he knows that I really want something. The way I went about getting the chickens in the first place was pretty underhanded I must say. While he was deployed to Iraq for 8 months, I proceeded to build a large chicken coop (with help from a neighbor). When we would talk on the phone, he would always ask me what I was up to. I would just tell him I was keeping very busy around our property, building and growing "things". He assumed I only meant flowers , vegetables, and structures to house plants in. Hah! Once the coop was completed, I told him what I had built.....too late to say no to chickens! So, after 17 years of hearing "no chickens", I started my beloved flock of various breeds of chickens. 4 years later and I believe that he is enjoying them as much as me even if he would never admit it!
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