I know that there are those who see dandelions as a nuisance but to me they are an early promise of warm summer days, sunshine, and time spent laughing with friends. When I came across this recipe on line, I just had to give it a try. After all, who can resist an jar full of sunshine and happiness. Continue reading
I think that this is my favorite tulip from my mom’s garden.
May 9 to 15, 2017
We remained pretty frugal this week despite Mother’s Day. Continue reading
This was a picture of a double rainbow over our house. If you squint just right, you can see the second rainbow.
May 3 to May 8, 2017
May has brought with it warmer weather. The change in temperature meant that we could move some of our frugal activities into the great outdoors. Fortunately, we have not been directly affected by any flooding in our area, but my thoughts go out to all those who are. Continue reading
My little plants in their new home.
This week I brought everything home and set them in the dirt and the garden.
I was impressed by the root development of the red onion sets, even though they did not seem to be doing much in terms of leaf growth.
Red onion roots
I may have waited too long to plant the romaine. I fear that the mould and decay took a heavy toll on these plants too much and I don’t think they will recover. I planted them anyways because they have come this far and they deserve a chance.
Sad looking lettuce.
I am a little sad about the health of the romaine. It was so robust and I couldn’t believe how much it grew in the first few weeks. I thought for sure that I would be well on my way to my first caeser salad of the year. I must remember that this is an experiment and a learning process. There will be failures. Too bad as it looks like the cost of romaine will remain high for some time.
About 5 minutes after getting my plants in the ground, it hailed. Luckily I got my babies covered up with a cardboard box and assorted plant pots and they survived their harsh introduction to the wild. Hopefully, they will thrive in the coming weeks.
The sign at my little thrift store
April 25 – May 2, 2017
Another month done and over. This is what we did to see April out in frugal style. Continue reading
Garbage garden after four weeks.
This week there were some successes and some failures. Continue reading
See – blue skies are just around the corner!
April 18 – 24, 2017
The sun made the occasional appearance this week. The return of the sun, infrequent though it was, inspired our frugal activities this week. Continue reading