I decided to treat myself. I spent a little more than I should have, (that's not hard, when I am around flowers), but I made a plan this year. I planted perennials in the window boxes. Here's the little project in the window, and one that I will probably put on the porch. With some luck, I will have them grow back, and I won't be replacing them so often (not all are perennials, but enough that it will fill in some.)
(Please ignore the fact that the boxes all need washed, I started this in the evening, and didn't really look too closely.)
In other news, I am having the worst luck in the llama addition department. I saw an ad on Craig's List, emailed, got a response with a phone number.
Called, left a message. Zip. Then emailed, double checking. Zip, again.
I am not going to beg to go buy something! So, I continue looking. And yes, I do want to "increase the herd", for those who were asking. So, I will just go back to looking at news ads, and see what's available in the farm ads... I know there is a local auction nearby, too. Haven't been to an auction in a while...
I managed to get the front pasture relatively weeded. (Much, much more to go.) I will have to work on it little bit more as I can get up the hill. I saw the neatest looking tool, it's called a weed wrench, and I do so want one. When you have Scotch Broom TREES, this looks like the tool to have. But, I have loppers, and a saw, and so, the battle continues. (messymimi: where I used to live, the 2 major exports were said to be poison ivy and rocks... I have found two tiny sprigs on the top of the place, so they will be summarily executed when I get up there with my loppers...)
I am pleased, most of the seeds I started are actual little plants now! I re planted some peppers, and put in some more tomatoes, so those are needing to get caught up, so to speak. (I even planted a HOT pepper, I guess to share, 'cuz neither Husband or I eat them, I just wanted to see what it looked like. But we have enough neighbors and friends, it shouldn't be a big problem.)
Taurus is still sitting! If I figured it right, she should be having chicks about the 22nd. This will be nice. I have a place all set up for her. Now I just need to get her and the babies to be convinced that is the place to be! This might be easier at night. Let's just say, Taurus bites, and hangs on. I usually want to wear gloves when I am working with her, and now it will be even more so!
And lastly, I think I forgot to weigh last week. That was when we were taking Auntie G back to catch the plane, and so I spaced. Soo, I weighed today, and lost .4. Works for me! I am not entirely sure how, other than I think I weeded so much that I hurt my eating muscles! (grin) Or at least the pick-up-to-eat-stuff muscles!
So, there is today's gumbo of little short blurbs.