I've had to make a little change in the way comments are posted here. I hate to do it and have tried many different ways to avoid having to restrict comments here. I know there are folks out there who refuse to "sign up" to any of the reader programs. I understand your reasons for it and I respect that. Unfortunately I just can't keep this option open anymore. Be sure to tell your favorite spammer "Thanks for Nothing".
Look on the bright side though. At least I don't have that stupid word verification set up. That thing will keep me from commenting on blogs that I love. (Not that I comment much anyway.)
The sun is finally out here again. Here it is the end of May and it feels more like April. I'm itching to get out in the garden but it's still to wet to do anything out there. So I sit and watch the weeds grow. Boy do they grow! Hopefully the rain will stay away for a couple of days so it can dry out some. There is much to be done out there when it does. The bugs don't seem to mind the mud at all and the whole garden needs to be sprayed. I've got my handy dandy sprayer filled with my pepper/soap mixture standing by. Maybe it will dry out enough in the next couple of days and I can get out there and take care of business!
I'm happy to say that we've been eating salads from the garden! Well, lettuce anyway. More stuff on the way. I've become somewhat of a snob regarding store bought tomato's. I refuse to buy them. My grandmother used to call them "plastic" tomato's. I'll wait for mine to come in. Till then I just add what ever comes to mind for a quick salad. Onions, celery, carrots...etc but NO PLASTIC TOMATO'S!
And speaking of tomato's I need to try and start some for the fall. It takes them a couple of months more or less to be ready to plant. From the looks of things around here I'm really going to have to try for a productive fall garden to make up for the lost time this spring. I'll try to get some broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and stuff started as well. I'm also wanting to start some more pepper plants. I've had some bad luck with getting them up and going in the past. Then I learned that they have to be planted in warm soil. As in 75 degrees. I have a feeling that's where my problem lays. I also learned that peppers planted in containers and protected during the winter will produce for a couple of years. So now that we've got the greenhouse I just might be able to keep some growing.
I don't know exactly what I did differently in planting the spinach this year. Whatever it is I need to do it again. It's growing like gangbusters for the first time! We've had spinach for a couple of meals so far. I'm looking forward to more. Lot's more! Once things dry up around here I want to start some more. Around here you just can't get enough spinach. The flavor of fresh spinach is a true joy and nothing out of a can can come close to touching it.
My brother and his wife are coming to visit in a couple of weeks! I'm so excited!!! I haven't seen them since before she was deployed to Japan. She's a Doctor in the Navy. I'm so proud of what she's accomplished in the past few years. Believe it or not she has worked her way up through the ranks, starting as a Corpsman and now is an officer. They've only got a couple of years left before she will be able to retire with full benefits. Pretty cool, yes?
It's hard to believe it's already Memorial Day weekend.
We don't have any plans to do anything special really. We'll fire up
the pit and do a little BBQ. Probably chicken... maybe some ribs or a
pork loin. We'll play it by ear.