Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Little of This, A Little of That

I may have found a way to grab pictures and post them on the blog.  It's rather time consuming, but for now, it works.  Here's a picture of my cucumber plant all tucked into a mix of compost, soil, egg shells, and coffee grounds.

The first red strawberry of the season.  There's lots more green ones. 
I may have enough for a batch of jam, if I don't eat them all!

There's five small tomato plants in a very large pot.  I'm thinking the
strong shall survive.  If my experiment does not work this year,
I'll turn to local growers to provide tomatoes.  This variety is
an heirloom one so it's not as resistant to predators and disease
as hybrids are.

A big shout out to my son in law today.  It's his birthday.  I'm proud of the man he has become.  A good dad (spoils the girl), an encouraging husband, and he likes his mother in law to be around!  Both he and my daughter, S, work hard to provide a good life for their family.  Happy birthday, JJ.
I have a short list this week for shopping.  I need more moth balls as the rain has been heavy.  They were just dispersed around the outside of the house a few days ago, but are close to being gone already.  The other two items on the list are Cliff protein bars and allergy medicine.  I take one pill a day to prevent a build up of fluid that turns into a continual sinus infection.  One before bed and the infection only appears at the change of the seasons in the spring and the fall.
Here's some news.  I'm getting use to it - I got a cell phone.  One of those track phones for 18.88 for 160 minutes of talk time, 160 of text time, and 160 minutes of internet time.  I have to renew minutes every three months, but the ones I don't use stay so I can accumulate them.  Now all I have to do is remember to charge it and carry it with me.
Now for the deal of the month.  Look what I found at a community garage sale for 5.00.  Slip cover and all.
When I moved in this home three years ago I purchased
a (fake) wicker chair on sale so I would have something
to use in the bedroom.  I knew it would someday be replaced with a comfortable one
and I was willing to wait for the right one.  I'm so glad I waited
for just the right one.  5.00!  Can't be beat. 


  1. Replies
    1. Rhank nyou. I can't wait to try them. Yummy! I'm so glad you figured out how to post a comment. :)

    2. You know I meant 'Thank you'. LOL

  2. Heirloom tomatoes must not definetely be more susceptible to plant diseases than hybrids. All tomatoes like it dry. Too much rain can spoil them and they could get fungus diseases like phytophthora infestans. If possible the plants should be covered
    with a little roof or something similar. So summer with much rain is not good for tomatoes. But yours still look nice and healthy.
    5 dollars for that good-looking chair really is a bargain! So, often it´s really worthwhile to wait for the right moment.
    Have a good time and I wish you further successful garden work. Christel

  3. Thank you, Christel, for the information about tomatoes. This comment went to spam, although I don't know why. One other did, as well. It just occurred to me to check that box. I'll have to remember to check it from now on.