Mar 30, 2011
All kinds of random...
I didn't get much of anything done yesterday, the weather has me down and I should have been working on the quilt, but instead spent the morning at my favorite locale for work avoidance...
When I got home I made some bran muffins with apple chunks in them and told the kids they were cupcakes... it worked!
Then, trying to get inspired to get back to quilting, I flipped on the tv to see if I could find a sewing or crafting show on one of the PBS channels...
What in the world????
this is what I found, apparently I'm supposed to cook dressed in a strapless gown with a rhinestone belt... maybe this is why my bread sucks?! I obviously don't watch enough daytime television - basic cooking 101 has changed tremendously LOL...anyone know who this chick is? I turned it off before I found out, it was depressing me :)
Hubby actually had a few free minutes before heading off to work so I put him to work in the garden - he's planting my potatoes! This is huge because he really doesn't plant anything - don't get me wrong, he's the go-to guy for building my raised beds, fences, trellises, etc but planting and harvesting? Nope, just the eating part of the deal. Seeing as how I was so busy (in shock) watching the gown girl cook, when he asked me how to do it I told him "just go fork all that straw and stuff out of the bin, loosen up the bottom, throw them in cut sides down, dig some compost out of the bottom of that bin and throw a few inches on top". I would normally watch this operation like a hawk but I left him to his own devices, when I went out to check later in the afternoon, he had left my dinner plate out there, but it looked fantastic!
This is normally all I see of him... he's always heading off to work! This is his preferred mode of transportation, but I admit with him coming home in the middle of the night lately it has me worried, especially when he's riding home at 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights with all the bar hoppers on the road, but he insists.
We had the sun peek through for a couple of hours, so I "walked the estate" to see what was going on out there:
My creeping plants are creeping all over the place
the trays left outside for Mother Nature to sprout aren't doing anything yet
direct seeded spinach is up and growing finally
Peas are going strong finally
I was so worried about my 8 artichoke plants outside in these 20-30º nighttime temps, but they are fine. They like to be transplanted early when it's still cool, but I had been very afraid for them the past few nights. Last year I waited until mid-late April to plant them out and they all died.
Candytuft (snowdrift), named for it's early blooms
Below, darn raspberries popping up into my raised beds! Time to get out the flame thrower.
Below, this one is for my mom... this is a "walking foot" (she reads the blog but not so good about checking her email!)
Again... can you believe it? This one just south of us, that's twice in 3 days...
You can read the full story about the whale here.
No more randomness today, cold and rainy again and I'm going to go quilt right..... now! Well, maybe after I catch up on blogs, figure out what's for dinner, do some laundry, but then for sure LOL!