Balmy 80 degrees

Today is a really gorgeous day here! As you can see it’s around 80 degrees (note all the branches and grass are still brown).  So if I didn’t have spring fever before – I really do now! I also know that it could be snowing this weekend, so I’ll just enjoy it while I can.

I’m using the nice weather to spend some time starting seeds for the garden, and some flower seeds too. It’s such a relaxing thing to do! I also believe that it’s important to play music while you do any sort of gardening activity. I think the music helps them grow. 🙂 I know this is just my own theory, but it can’t hurt can it? So I’ve just been putting seeds in dirt and singing. It’s a good day.

Today I started some jalapenos, some bell peppers, tomatoes, and some herbs. I’m also going to try starting some sweet william and canterbury bells. I’m so excited for spring!

I have other vegetables to plant, but I think most of them need to be sown directly into the ground. I’m hoping this weekend we can get the ground tilled up so I can get started planting spinach and lettuce and other early vegetables.

I also ordered chickens this morning for early April delivery! I am soooo excited about that. I can’t wait to get the little chicks!

I was also talking to my dad about buying a beehive and getting some bees started. My mom wanted to know if I was trying to start a little house on the prairie. *eye roll* It’s just been something that I’ve always wanted to do and I finally have the room and the time . . . so why not?

So, anyway. I’ve been busy starting spring cleaning and just getting really antsy wanting spring to get here. I have seen some buds on the trees (oh yeah, and those allergies are starting to kick up – YAY) so I know it’s right around the corner.  Spring also mean softball for Gabby. I went to pick her up from practice the other day and I see her wearing this outfit:

I was surprised – usually she’s very stylish – I told her to make sure that people know her mother doesn’t dress her. She wanted to make sure I got a shot of the shoes too. Well, she does have a sense of humor – and enough self-confidence to be seen in this ensemble!


  1. Sandra on March 5, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Ah yes, the shoes tie the outfit together. I am in awe that you know how to start seeds, and your little starter boxes lined up in the windows look so cool! How many chicks are you getting? Here people like to get them but the rule is that in the city you can only have 3 maximum, and no roosters. Which is sad, especially since they are hard to sex and people sometimes get roosters and then have to give them up. This entry was a little traumatic for me, because it summoned a memory from when I was analyzing intonation for a linguistics project, when one of the sentences I had to listen to over and over and over and over and over and over was, “Right now we um, start our seeds inside.” I don’t remember what was tricky about it, but I bet I’d recognize that woman’s voice anywhere. Speaking of voice recordings, I think this entry would be more complete if you posted some of your seed-singing for us to listen to.

  2. creative kerfuffle on March 15, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    we had a gorgeous weekend last weekend and i think we might have to start building an ark in a minute. it has been raining here in our little part of nc since friday. i guess it mirrors my mood. thank you so much for your comments.