Good ol’ Jack came for a vist this past weekend. I don’t keep a heater in the greenhouse as of yet and it got cold enough inside it this past weekend to do some damage to the seedlings. YIKES! I guess it wasn’t as bad as could have been. I had started multiple seeds in various pots and was going to use the best 2 or so from each lot to grow from for the season and just pull the rest. I guess Mother Nature decided to choose for me as just about 2 or 3 from each pot survived the frost and the rest have withered away. Survival of the fittest. I knew it was going to get down near freezing but didn’t think it would have done any damage inside the greenhouse. We learn new stuff everyday. So now I have to be extra cautious for the next 3 weeks with the weather.
The lemon balm and yarrow have sprouted. I wait patiently for the cilantro and okra. I may have to start again on the okra. Also the carrots and beets have yet to do anything. Ugh. This gardening thing can be a bit nerve wrecking.
Stephanie and I begin yet another season of volleyball tonight. Well the girls teams started 2 weeks ago but she was sick the first week and in San Antonio the 2nd. She’ll be playing tonight. Last season our church had 2 guys teams. A first I believe, but alas we are back to 1 team with about 9 people. Stinks. More rotation and less playing. There is this one chick that is on another church’s team that played in the Jr. Olympics some years back that is just an amazing player.
Well, I’m off to get Sister Nuthead from Mimi’s house, so I can get her fed before a busy night of setting and spiking. Later
Well its been a week since I last wrote. Lots of things have been going on. Right now, Stephanie is down in San Antonio at a conference for work. Her mom and my mom, accompanied with Sister Nuthead, took a little road trip down to stay with Stephanie while she is down there. They return on Wednesday.
I’ve been doing alot in the garden lately. Well mainly building a greenhouse and adding more and more raised beds. Here is a comparison of the garden from this year and last year:
As you can see from the images, tons of changes. Where everything once grew last year, there is nothing there(yet). The one raised bed from last year that grew beans, is now growing onions. The other beds has lettuce(two closest to greenhouse), beets and carrots (next to fence). I super excited about the ‘expansion’ this year. What was once a small little space is now quite a plot. It’s overwhelming sometimes thinking about what its going to look like this summer. A massive jungle of fresh food. YUM!! I still have lots of work to do. There are still 3 to 4 more raised beds that need to be built and installed. But that can wait from another few weeks. Oh and that clay pot is growing strawberries. I noticed today that I must have thrown in a tulip bulb from last season in the pot because it is now coming up next to strawberry plant. Weird.
The seeds I started almost a month ago are growing strong. I also started about 20 okra seeds this weekend also.
Well its been over a week, almost 2 since I’ve posted. Been busy for one. Stephanie and I went to see the Stars play the Calgary Flames. We had ourselves a ‘date’ as we haven’t had a night alone in while. We ate at Hoffbrau and rode the ‘cow bus’ over to the AAC. Okay, so its a school bus painted like a cow and even moo’s. The Stars won 3-1.
For two, been sick. The entire family has been sick. I was sick on Zoe’s 6 month birthday celebration.
Then Stephanie seemed to have gotten the same thing I did. Coughing, headaches, groggy symptoms. And then little sissy pants herself seemed to have got the same stuff. She had a 102 degree temp and we rushed off to the ER for a few hours of being forgotten about and finally a shot in the ol’ thigh and some other stuff. Zoe is feeling 10 times better. Stephanie sounds like crap still and I’m hacking a lung up as I type.
I still haven’t taken any pictures of the newly built greenhouse. Spring is just around the corner. The daffodils are coming up and the tulips have just about broke ground. I can’t wait.