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Mar 25, 2010

I missed my 1st Bloggiversary!

I had it listed on my calendar as March 25th, so imagine my surprise when I sat down to write this post and went back to link my 1st post and saw that it was on March 1st! Seems like I can't keep up this Spring in any fashion! With my belated 1st Bloggiversary in mind, here's a link to my very first post, and if that didn't bore you to tears, here are some random shots of Spring taken yesterday... the suburban homestead is waking up!

Random bulbs (I'm not a bulb person, so I can't tell you what they are, I let my kids plant them so it's always a surprise when and where they pop up!)

I was stressing my 0% germination on some old chive seed I had, no worries, I had some winter over and are now growing like crazy!


Montauk Daisy


The biggest surprise: my potted Fig tree made it through the snowy winter with no protection and is budding out!

The shallots and garlic have resumed their growth, can't wait to harvest them as I ran out of
both last month.

Now, to celebrate, I am taking the morning off of weeding tomorrow (it's raining & cold anyways!) and working on hubby's "surprise" (that he knows about because I can't keep my mouth shut!). More on that later when he returns from sea.

A big thank you to all who follow me and my misadventures in trying to homestead in a military world - what an oxymoronic thing that is! I am so glad to have all of you to exchange advice, ideas, and just share our love of natural food & raising happy, healthy families. And I didn't realize when I started this how much I would learn about different varieties of veggies, and different climates, from the Canadian Border down to Florida & Texas and East and West Coasts... wow we bloggers are are prepared bunch if we have to move suddenly, aren't we?! Love and Luck in the Garden to you all this year!


  1. Happy Blogiversary!!! It's been fun getting to know you. Keep up the good work.!
    It's nice to see your flowers blooming! Spring is starting here but it seems so sloooow.

  2. Woohoo! Congratulations. We rarely stick to anything for a year. It's quite an accomplishment.

  3. Happy Bloggiversary, Erin! I missed my own, too--it was on 9 February, although the seedlings were started on 28 January after I read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle on a flight back from Ottawa.

    Erin, those are some hyacinths! I wasn't a bulb person, either, until I stumbled upon some Scilla siberica in the landscaping of an apartment complex. Once I found out what it was (after flipping through a whole lot of catalogs), I ended up finding $100 worth of bulbs that I wanted.


    That's right.

    The Mr. Yogato bulb garden alone cost $100.

    I won't call this a problem, but really, it's a problem. Blogging is awesome, and the community has been amazing. Through the master gardener course, I realized how much people such as yourself have taught me about gardening--but it also expands my obsession to new heights. :P You're my enabler!

  4. Belated Happy Blogiversary!!! I hope you know how much you mean to me. I want you to keep right on through blogiversary #10, 20, 30.....forever!

  5. Happy Blogiversary!

    It's wonderful to see everything waking up... My hyacinths are almost done for the season, and I miss the sweet smell of them already. Oh. They're pretty too. ;)

  6. Happy Blogiversary Erin, I am so glad you decided to get it up and running!! Woo-hoo to the fig, things are looking so Spring-like in your yard.

  7. Ya know, I can't even remember how I stumbled onto your blog, Erin, but I feel so blessed I now have you in my life as a blog friend. And we have the strong connection of da nort country where I sincerely hope you and your family return to in a few years.

    So glad that on March 1st last year you took the plunge and started blogging!

  8. I really enjoy reading about your garden adventures, so I'm hoping you'll keep it up for a long time to come! Thanks for writing.

  9. Happy Blogiversary!!!

    It was a good day when I found your blog through Kate's. It's been wonderful getting to know you and the rest of the family.

    Cheers ~ Here's to many more. :)


    What an accomplishment!... especially since most people start a blog and abandon it within a couple of months!!

    Great pics, great blooms, great times!

  11. Happy belated anniversary!!!!!! Hopefully this is the first of many to come. I'm awful about birthdays and such, I'm sure I will miss my own.