May 7, 2011
Whoo the sun was shining today, and only a light breeze instead of heavy winds! I got a lot done today but not every thing I had planned.
First Vince brought in my China cabinet and our love seat from the barn. I cleaned them up, and set some photos on the china cabinet. Then I realized I had no idea where the key is packed for it. Hmmm, may have to call grandma and ask her to search around for a spare key till we find out where we packed ours at. Cause I want to get in it and start putting dishes away!
After that we went over to ACE hardware where we proceeded to buy a garden hose. Man are they expensive! Hopefully we actually will get the mail in rebate back! Who knows though really. From there we went to the Feed and Seed store and bought another bale of straw for the watermelon and zucchini plants, and two tomato cages, I will buy two ever pay period till we have enough. I bought the more expensive folding kind, they hold up better and store for winter better too. Then the real fun began!
Then we went to kwik shop were I bought some groceries for dinner, came home and made chicken salad, and had some macaroni salad with it that I bought from the kwik shop deli, and rested a bit.
By, then it was getting pretty late, but I still went out to the garden to see what I could get done. I was able to transplant four zucchini plants, the kholrabi, and the lavender. And plant two of the strawberry plants I had bought two weeks ago! While I was digging up the zucchini plants, I noticed lo and behold two more zucchini seeds germinated and were coming up on the third hill of them I had planted! I planted them a month ago and had all but given up on that hills seeds ever germinating. But, they finally finally did! I will transplant them when they get a bit bigger. Meanwhile Vince attached the new hose we bought so it can easily reach ALL of both gardens. Tomorrow I will transplant some of the beets, and put the straw around the watermelon and zucchini, and possibly plant some more beet seeds, and hopefully some marigolds. What I don't get done tomorrow I will finish up on Monday though. Hopefully the wind will stay died down for a few days so I can get all this done! I want to plant some pumpkin, winter squash, and collard greens as well. Hope I can get it all done.
Next week I think I will go back to ACE and check out their canning supplies as well. I want to get some of those BPA free, plastic like lids that you can use over and over again. Not the type that ball sells that are only for AFTER you have opened the can and started using the food, but the kind you actually use for canning and can use for a life time. They even have a life time warranty if they wear out they will replace them. The company has been around for about 25 years so seems trustworthy enough. They are kind of expensive, but I like the idea of not having to buy new lids every year. I want to just buy a couple of sets every year (since they are so expensive) till I get the desired amount I want. Also less waste, since the metal ones you can't reuse after one use. So I like that too. However, the used metal ones, I may use to make garden stakes with. Don't know yet.
After all that we came in, I gave the girls baths for meeting tomorrow, folded a basket of laundry, and came here to post. I think it's time for bed now!