Monday, April 19, 2010

April Showers ...


...usually bring May flowers, but we've had so very little rain this month! We've been watering the vegetable garden with tap water from the garden hose, but rainwater produces the best results. We have two barrels located under the gutters to catch the rain and use it to water the potted plants on the porch and whatever else we can before it runs out, and it really does make a difference!

If the corn we planted this year is going to grow "as high as an elephant's eye," I think we are going to have to bite the bullet and buy some soaker hoses!

Til next time,

Mary

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wish me Luck!


Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I take my Certification test for Medical Insurance Specialist. To date, all my study of courses in the medical field have seemed so alien. It is an entirely different field from what I have done in the past 35 years of my "career." My inner self is totally conflicted between continuing this endeavor and getting a paying job and wanting to pursue something that is fun and exciting. Which, to me, the medical field really isn't. Lucky, lucky people who have a job that they not only love, but provides a good living. Well off to study, and as I said, wish me luck ~ Please?!!!

'Til next time,

Mary

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Spring/Summer Blog Makeover

Hi Y'all! I'm so excited to report that Spring is in full bloom here in South Carolina, and as is often the case, our weather transitions to Summer very quickly. I decided to give my blog a seasonal makeover, using photos from our gardening endeavors. We are so lucky to find something new and surprising pop up every year, since the previous owners of our home were very avid gardeners. The property set vacant for several years before being sold, and the gardens did languish. But each year we add more Miracle Grow, and Shazam, something is rejuvenated. This year I found more crocus and some red tulips so far. The only thing I'm not happy to see is Wisteria. While it IS beautiful and smells really lovely, it is very invasive in this part of the country.

We recently started planting our vegetable garden ~ corn, sugar-snap peas, zuchinni, crooked necked squash, and tomatoes, as well as two trays of seed starts of vegetables and flowers which have just started to sprout. I'm really looking forward to a fun-filled gardening year of more surprises ~ including the surprise that I DO have somewhat of a green thumb! LOL!

'Til next time,

Mary

Sunday, April 4, 2010

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