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Monday, March 23, 2015


Still using a little lettuce from what I grew under the Gro Light Kit so I guess that will have to count for my harvest!!!

Cabbage was 19 cents a pound so I made up some freezer cole slaw  for "wonderful gardener" to eat this coming winter!

Well, it looks like a little spinach, parsley and red lettuce made it through the winter in the cold frame!  I have recently planted more lettuce, spinach and radishes in the other spots.  The lettuce is up although you can't see it in the picture.

Pruning the raspberries is done!!  My "little helper" Coco says I did a good job!  I am glad I have her approval!  She is looking forward to eating the ones on the lower branches again this year!

The daffodils (in the middle in the back) and a few other perennials were brave and started growing.

Did I put my Gardening Angel out in the garden too soon??  She looked happy at the time!

My blogging friend and penpal Connie made this beautiful spring banner for me!  Doesn't it look like spring hanging from the mantel!  Thank you Connie!

Disappointed!!!!  Got up to this beautiful sight this morning and more is coming down!  I think someone forgot to tell the weather man that it is spring!!!  Quick!  Send him a message for me!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Lettuce, Pruning, Birthday & Coffee Grounds

This will be the second cutting of this Cut and Come again lettuce.  It had to be moved out from under the Grow Lights to make room for newly planted seeds to go out in the garden.

Hmmmm.  Let me think!  How should I do this??  "Wonderful Gardener" pruned our fruit trees.  Sprayed them with Horticultural Oil today.  Hoping for some fruit this summer!!

"Wonderful Gardener" celebrated another birthday!  We are both older than dirt now!!!  Love the expression on Gracie's face.

And guess what this might be!  Coffee and tea grounds for my compost pile that I have been saving.  Grounds from one cup of coffee every morning does not add up very fast but waste not, want not!  Or so I have heard!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Beautiful Day! There is Hope!!!

Pie baked again from the raspberries frozen grown in our yard!  Are you tired of seeing pictures of my pies!  "Wonderful Gardener" doesn't seem to get tired of eating them!!!!

I think there was a small critter that came up under the garden fence that Coco tried to find!!  She says, "no veggies so what else am I suppose to do!"

This beautiful rose from "my secret admirer" does make it seem like spring, don't you think?

I have been working on a couple things waiting for gardening time.  This is a single size scrap quilt just waiting to have the binding sewn on.

Also knitting the usual dish cloths!  What have ya'll been up to?  Did I do that right?  My southern daughter-in-law has been trying to teach this yankee ya'll.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this happy little bird perched on the birdhouse singing away on this beautiful day!  There is hope all you gardeners!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Baking, Company, Sweater & Honey

Sweets sure sound good when it is cold out!  Well, they sound good anytime to me!  I made pumpkin muffins with chocolate chips in them.  Healthy don't you think!  They have pumpkin in them so let's agree on this one!

The peach pie I made from canned peaches is healthy too.  Had fruit in it!!!!!!

Now in case that was not enough sweets I bought 2 quarts of local honey from the man around the corner!

It is nice to share sweets with a friend over a cup of tea.  Dianne came over with her darling furbaby and she is holding her along with Coco.  Notice Coco's paw in the plate.  She has her priorities right!

Coco got groomed and it was bitter cold out.  I felt sorry for her and bought a doggie sweater.  I am not sure she is too enthused about it though!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Ho Hum!! Lettuce, Pie, Quilt & More Snow!

The lettuce that I had picked out at the store was so expensive!!!  I left it there and decided to stretch the greens I had this week.  I walked through the snow, cleared the snow and ice off the cold frame and snitched a few spinach and lettuce leaves.  Think there is a beet green leaf or two in there also.  They are not very big but mixing them with the lettuces grown under the grow-lights in the basement I might be able to get by for a week!

I made "wonderful gardener" a blueberry pie for Valentine's Day!  Isn't it the duty of every cook to sample what they make?????

Frosting a valentine cookie together was one of the activities for Grandparent's Day at Gracie's school.  We are holding up our cookies.  It is hard to see them against the white plate.  We frosted with white frosting and then added sprinkles.

I finished up the second lap quilt made out of music materials.  First one went to Sue and this one went to Melissa.

Here is a close up of some of the materials I used.

Ho Hum!  Another round of snow.  I can't see the thermometer on the carrot box again.  That way I won't know how cold it is out I guess!!!  That way I can dream on about flowers and veggies!  I think I do arm chair gardening best of all!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Winter Weather! Ugh!!

I am eating lettuce grown under my Grow Light Box in the basement!!!

Almost too late to get a picture of this!  Made from raspberries grown in our yard.

This picture pretty well sums of the 19 inches of snow we must have gotten from the storm.  A path for Coco had to be shoveled as she is not "potty trained" yet!  We lost our electricity for about three hours.

Today was a little more encouraging. The snow has melted some. No sunshine but at least I could see the very top of the thermometer on the carrot box!

No garden or flower pictures to post so I have to post pictures of my favorite "little person".........or so she thinks!!!!!

A hard life deciding which chair she should nap in!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Indoor Gardening, Cold Frame, Amaryllis & Quilt

This is how my lettuces are growing under the grow lights.  The tray on the right is the first one I planted.  I have been harvesting some of the two trays on the right and using.

The weather was a little milder today so I opened up the cold frame for a bit.  This is what I saw!!

Yummy potato soup in in the crockpot for our meal tonight!  Probably not so healthy but oh so good!!!

I have been working on a lap quilt made up of music materials.  I am so upset with myself as I goofed on the borders so it is not as large as it should be!!

Here is a close up of some of the materials I used in it.

This is the music material I used on the back.

This is a close up of the material on the back.  No craft comes easy for me!!!!!!

I have never had an Amaryllis plant before but was given one for Christmas.  There was another bud on it but graceful me knocked it off!  I wondered if the flowers are suppose to droop like this??

"Wonderful Gardener" gave me this beautiful red rose.  This does win some brownie points for him for all the time he spends on doing his historical videos of Pt. Huron, Michigan.  Between the rose and the Amaryllis the house looks quite cheerful!