Monday, April 20, 2009
This is Christie (the lovely lady on the left) with the mayor of Hagerstown, Robert E. Bruchey II, cutting the cake. After the first piece, they turned it over to me to cut and serve the rest.
Speaking of kids pictures - and I'm getting on my soap box here - the school had a secondary picture day with a professional photographer using back drops and such. They sent home an envelope with 7 pages of pictures ranging from an 8x10 to wallets and even a sheet of picture magnets. When I first saw them I was confused because I didn't remember ordering them, then I read the envelope... "Keep and pay for the ones you want and return the rest." I have to say here that I feel a little... what's a good word for this?... annoyed? violated? used? I wonder how many parents are guilted into buying these pictures because it would be a waste? I can't say I'm happy about the whole thing, so I sent all of the pages back. I have no problem turning down junk mail that assumes I'll drag out my check book for something, but good grief, don't use my kids against me!
OK, now that that is out of my system...! Thanks for letting me be a curmudgeon.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Here is Chloie finding a couple of her eggs...Audie almost missed this one.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Let's start with corn. They started as little green spikes poking up through the dirt... OK. I can handle that. Picture #1 here is shortly after the leaves came up.Fast forward 5 days to just a few minutes ago for picture #2. Some of them are almost 6" tall and are getting their second set of leaves!I also thought my peas, green beans (both varieties), zucchini, and pumpkin were cute little things when they started sprouting Monday... Everybody together now, "Awww!"Now I'm starting to wonder if there wasn't some kind of super manure in this soil...
I'm hoping that the frost disappears pronto because pretty soon they'll be overgrowing the house! I did read that I can plant my beans and peas in the same beds as the corn. Neither crop will harm the other, and the corn will support the peas and beans without the need for trellises, cages, or poles. I'm tempted to start some more corn after I transplant this batch and give away the crop harvested from the extra plants just so I can get away without the extra hardware.
Whitcomb... Yes, the daffodils are growing... Yes, they are blooming, and so far there are 69 daffodils in one stage or another of growth (sprouting to blooming). Take a look...I think that after I rid the garden of the puffball infestation, I'm going to mulch these poor things to soften the bed a little.