Saturday, March 5, 2011

We have a bull's eye on us

Good Morning everyone.   I hope that all of you have productive weekends and warmth to work in your gardens, and enjoy the coming spring.

I just wanted to thank everyone who emailed me or posted to see if I was feeling ok from the sinus junk I was fighting,  I am fine, it would help if we would just have better weather.  Cold then warm then back to cold.  Again, thank you for all of your thoughts.

Speaking of Spring, I don't think that it   is in the cards here.  The weather wizards around here posted winter storm watches, and advisories as of Thursday afternoon,  for Monday through Wed.  Generally when that is done, we have a bull's eye on us and blizzards in the make'in.

Personally I am tired of the cold and snow.  I know, I know, it is moisture for the plants, and gardens, BUT, Pleeeeeease.......
I am tired of it.  We are starting our general Spring season of a few days of nice then, BAM, snow, cold, blizzards, ice, thunderstorms, hail, a mixed bag of everything.  One time, we had thunderstorns and tornadoes then by the next morning, a blizzard with a foot of snow. I seem to  recall the blizzard of 49' which my folks said that it was the worst time they had ever endured or seen.  I have only seen photos of this from grandparents and my parents, it is mind boggling to say the least.

I put one of the Butterball turkey's I bought on sale in the oven to roast. I also put a small beef  roast on for a elderly couple for the week, I'm not supposed to do this, but they did not need anything else, so I've got my turkey and roast going on convection and it should be done soon, and I will drop this off while I am running errands.    If we are going to get snow and can't get out, I thought I'd better do a turkey for my folks and I to make dinners and sandwiches out of.  If I can't get out for a few days, my folks will have several days of dinners till I can get out and about.  So after lunch, I will run errands and drop of a plate of turkey to the folks, and make sure they have some grocery items to tie them over for a few days, and run my roast by for my cute little elderly couple, and I should be good to go.   I generally run errands either on Friday or Saturday, but I had to run yesterday and now today, so I am making my list and putting a little gas in the car, which I don't like to do, we are the highest price for gas in the state, which has always been like this since I can remember, it was like this when my folks were small here also.  Go figure.  I will be doing my in home cooking for my elderly folks as we see how the weather will behave.  I checked with all of them and they told me they would be fine, as most have extras that I make for them, so I think everyone is set and ready to go.

Really not too much in my little neck of the woods going on.  I am waiting for my berry bush canes to come.  I hope by then the weather will start to straighten up so I can finish freshening up the soil and checking the pH for my blueberries.  I hope that I did not bite off more than I can chew with this berry bucket grove project.  I am sorry that I do not have too much to show off in the garden area worth talking about.  Best laid plans of mice and men.......

Well, I'd better get off my butt and get ready to run soon and get everything done so I don't have to worry about anything, and it can dump what ever on us and get it out of its system, Sheeeh.......

I wish  everyone a productive and wonderful project filled weekend, or just enjoy your space and your garden, just think of me and send me warm thoughts as I wade through snow, lol


  1. How horrid with yet MORE snow/ice/hail forecast for you. just when you want SPRING more than anything. We have had sunshine, but accompanied by a NE wind which is bitter and feels like it comes straight from Siberia. I have at least been able to potter in the garden though.

    I am sure the old couple really appreciate what you do for them, as well as your own folks. Hope you are completely over the sinus trouble now.

  2. I'm sending big warm hugs your way.

    Thank you for caring for the elderly in your area. It is so very important.

    You inspired me to do a berry bucket project. I hope you post about yours as you go along. Or, I'll just bug you by email for advice ;)

    Take care and stay warm.

  3. Dear Denim ~ I'm so glad you are feeling better.

    I'm sure your elderly friends really appreciate your good home cooked food delivered to them.

    I do hope this next blast of freezing weather does not do much damage to your veggies, etc., growing in your containers.

    Hang in there, spring will get to you eventually.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  4. Days when you have to do a bunch of running around because everything you need to do is in a different place -- are so exhausting. My mom refers to it as "getting on with your rat killing." I hope the weather cuts you some slack.

  5. The weather seems erratic everywhere this year.

    I hate that you are getting yet another storm. I know it gets depressing.

    You are doing some good things by caring for the elderly. I know they appreciate you.

    Have a good weekend.

    Gas here is jumping almost 10 cents daily.

  6. Love your blog. You have just great energy! I hate to tell you we have been enjoying gorgeous weather here in Florida after reading about your dismal weather. Like a very early spring with pollen count being astronomical and it seems everyone is wheezing and affected by it. Today it is overcast and rainy which I welcome for the garden. I am so inspired by your buckets I have leveled an area near my clothes line which is just wasted space and will begin the bucket brigade.