Monday Musings: A Bit of This, A Dash of That

Nothing really major to report. The world is moving along, the days are longer, and we are having some very Spring-like weather. I have some garden plants starting in the basement on the new heat mats. They seem to be doing their job. It's been about a week and I have a few seedlings poking … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Bit of This, A Dash of That

Wednesday Wanderings: Gardens and More Gardens

Spring has finally arrived, and with it, many of us turn our thoughts to gardens: flowers, herbs, vegetables. This week we shall wander through some gardens and garden-related web links. Thomas Jefferson was not only a statesman, President, writer, and revolutionary leader, he was also an avid gardener. Here's a short article about the effort … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Gardens and More Gardens

Monday Musings: Spring is Finally Here (I Hope)

The weather seems to have broken toward Spring now. The dogwoods and azaleas are blooming, daffodils are opening up, and the temperatures are climbing. We are also seeing some of our Spring/Summer residents showing up. Like these fellows: And one of them seemed to want to come in and say HI. He kept flying up … Continue reading Monday Musings: Spring is Finally Here (I Hope)

Monday Musings: New Toys, Spring Has Sprung (I Hope), and My Dumb Writing Mistake

We finally got some decent weather at the end of the week. Saturday was sunny and mid-50's, and the week is supposed to be nice pretty much straight through. The raised garden box is out and full of dirt with the greenhouse cover over it. I put some of the started cool weather plants (still … Continue reading Monday Musings: New Toys, Spring Has Sprung (I Hope), and My Dumb Writing Mistake

Monday Musings: It’s So God-damn Cold, It’s Gonna Snow Until June

Of course, that is a quote from Jimmy Buffett's Mañana, but it sure is appropriate these days. It's past the middle of March, and this morning when I came downstairs, the weather station was reading 11 degrees with a "feels like" temperature of 4. That's just not fair to those of us who muster our way through … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s So God-damn Cold, It’s Gonna Snow Until June

Monday Musings: Okay, Okay, I Give Up!

Last week, we got around 14 or so inches of snow. Roads were cleared quickly and after a day or so, things settled back to normal. Some ice and snow melting off the rooftops, and it's been cold. Tomorrow, we are supposed to get another snowstorm with significant accumulation. You know what? I give up, Winter. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Okay, Okay, I Give Up!