March 4, 2013


I am really posting just to show you my stinkin' adorable shoes that I got on Saturday while having a little girl time with my sister... But I guess I'll post some other pics too. ;)

I've started hardening off my plants. I hope I can do this right and don't stunt them all terribly. I don't think I'm going to put them in the ground until after the middle of the month, maybe closer to Easter, but I need space on my washer and dryer again, so I figure once they are hardened off I can leave them outside, and bring them in if we had a bad weather warning.

In my reading about starting seeds and gardening, I found mentioned a few times that you can help your seeds sprout by keeping the humidity up for them, which is usually done by adding a plastic grow dome, or even wrapping the flat in a plastic bag.

I started my marigolds in a take out box that I had kept, and I decided to put the lid on them to see if the extra humidity really does indeed help them. The package says the seeds should germinate in 7-14 days.

Two days. They sprouted in two days. I planted them Friday afternoon, and when I checked them Sunday morning I they were sprouting! I couldn't believe it!

We've had a bit of a peanut mystery around here for the past few weeks. I kept finding peanut shells in the garden, and I couldn't figure out where they were coming from. We do have a bag of shell-on peanuts that I let the kids have for snack sometimes, so I figured maybe they had wandered around and dropped the shells. Turns out one of the resident Scrub Jays has been bringing them in from who-knows-where. Last night we watched him fly up to the neighbors roof, bang them on the roof line, and then fly over the garden and drop the shell. I should ask him to drop them straight on the compost pile.

Not much else going on - we had a terribly lazy and wonderful Sunday. We pulled a few weeds, Ben cooked a chicken, and that was pretty much it. It was so nice.

How was your weekend?


Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you had a nice day. Too funny about Mr. Scrub Jay. I love those shoes!!! They are so cute. I can see why you had to have them.
It all looks so nice and wow I can't believe your Marigolds. Awesome!

Kim said...

Very cute shoes!! Too funny about the peanut shells. Make a sign by the compost "Place shells here" and see if the birds can read! Lol

Kessie said...

Wow, your plants are growing like crazy! The peanut mystery ... that's hilarious. I wonder where they're getting them? Maybe somebody has a birdfeeder?

mountain mama said...

funny about the peanut shells... :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Such adorable shoes!! That's very cute about the least it wasn't chocolate donuts like I was finding. :) When I started reading the peanut mystery I thought it was going to be that you're making peanut butter. Guess that was on my mind. I'm trying to find the time to develop some homemade flavored peanut butter recipes. They are so ridiculously expensive in the store.
Hooray for the marigolds!

myletterstoemily said...

i love your new shoes! you earned them!
it made me smile that they reflected your

i have been reflecting on your comment at
my place about worries about teenagers,
and i have some encouragement for you.
you're really raising your teenager right
now. all the love you pour into them as
little ones is the foundation for later years.

so don't worry about tomorrow, today is
sowing towards that.

no spring chicken said...

So, how do peanuts grow in your parts? Maybe you should just thank mister scrub jay! ;)

Blessings, Debbie

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