Project garden has been underway around here…Obama’s stimulus showed up on dh’s paycheck, and alas…it won’t be enough to allow us to buy some acreage. It did pay for a can of stain for the cedar planters I lucked up on last week. Next week’s will cover the second can I had to buy when one wasn’t enough to do the job. LOL Ok – that’s enough, I know …”Nobody likes a smartass.”
My neat little home for veggies and herbs (’cause my dh didn’t want “to have to weed-eat around anything else!”:
I’ll post more pics later. I’ve already planted some herbs and seeds, and still have a few places to touch up with stain, plastic corners to put back on (after having spray-painted them tan – they were primary colors). They look very nice and will provide some growing fun and of course, the satisfaction of plucking something I’ve grown for my family to eat. The roofs have a green tarp over a cedar frame, and will eventually be stained and have clear plastic instead of green tarp – but I want to do some research first to see if it’s worth it. I don’t know much about coldframes and hotbeds and such…and don’t even know which is which. I only know that right now the roofs will serve to protect from frost on nights when it is still possible.
In letterboxing news, a most frustrating situation has materialized. I’ve been working on a set of 9 themed boxes for months. Seven are planted, one is waiting to be planted (because the building on the plant site is undergoing renovations and I simply can’t plant until that is done), and the last one is nearly complete. I recently got an “attempted” message on one of the plants – which could usually mean that the box may be lost…but this one was inside a building, inside a case that only employees can access, and was enthusiastically placed there by the owner. So, of course, I had to go there and see what is going on! An employee informed me that it was removed because “it didn’t receive enough traffic” – which I didn’t promise loads of! Since the owner was not there, I left a message and am hoping with all my heart that they didn’t just throw the box away. Surely not! But it is difficult to think of much else until I hear from him.
<Deep sigh> It was one of my favorite boxes.
The dryer is beeping at me. And it is time to get the potato salad fixed so it’ll have time to chill before dinner.