Spring keeps springing.
The other evening we went to a “plant farm” as their names says. They have millions of plants that they ship out to retailers, plus you can go through their greenhouses and handpick you own plants.
This is a picture I took last year we were there:
This time we went earlier in the spring than last year. And we only had a little over an hour to shop. Not enough time for that place.
After we left we decided to take the dirt roads home. It was supposed to be a 30 minute drive home but it ended being a bit longer than that. We apparently turned the wrong way once and took the scenic route home. And no, we don’t have GPS. We are so twentieth century.
But we did pass this place which we found to be quite interesting. Way out in the country, by a big field.
Seems the tables are turned on the cows of Chik-fil-A. The chickens are getting their revenge.
And I really don’t know what the sign on the left means.
We did find out way home before the sun set and we lost east from west. No really, we weren’t that lost, just out a slightly different direction that we thought we were headed.
Yesterday we spent the day outside. I got the outside of the windows cleaned which was neglected last fall and even maybe last spring. It was amazing how much cleaner they were this time vs. before our grass came in and the dirt didn’t get blown around. I still had the dilemna of how to get the windows clean that are surrounded by flower beds and wouldn’t be safe for a ladder.
I checked at our local hardwares stores for a squeegee window washer but could only find a squeegee. So I bought a deck brush and safety pinned a rag to it. And I found a squeegee for the shower and taped it to a broom handle. It looked, well, like a red-necked contraption but it worked. Very well, in fact. That tip for improvisation is free.
Plus I needed the deck brush to wash our pollinated carport.
For some reason the pinned rag reminded me of occasions long ago when we would babysit and ran out of disposable diapers and my mom would pin towels on the the babies. Hey, it worked and the kiddos still had a good time.
Lois got her butterfly garden started. And we planted more vegetables. Our broccoli plants are pretty much history. The cabbage is hopefully developing heads.
The brussel sprouts, a new are getting small “buds” on them.
The kale and kohlrabi are coming along well. The lettuce is at it’s prime. The garlic and onions are beginning to mature. We planted tomatoes, squash, and 3 kinds of peppers. We also started an asparagus bed, another new thing. Hopefully it will work, if not, we’ll know in a few years.
Our garden is looking better than last year, probably in thanks to adding lots of lime, a must for this area, and an all-natural bovine by-product thoroughly mixed in last fall.