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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Weather, Runner & Dogs


One fine day the weather was this!  Actually we had a couple days like this!



And......I was out weeding!  It felt so good to be outdoors!




And......then this!  I was out shoveling!  Didn't feel so good being outdoors!



I was finally able to finish the binding on one of the table runners and I have been doing some knitting.



Bob has a pinched nerve so can't do anything except mostly reading and computer work.  Sure miss his help!   Sophia came to stay a couple nights.  Do you think she is thinking that he should put that book down and pay attention to her!!!!!



You are probably wondering what these are!!  LOL  I have faith that eventually I will be able to plant carrots and these are my carrot tapes I made.  I glued carrot seeds a certain distance apart so that I don't have to thin carrots when they come up.  I will lay them down in the carrot box, sprinkle a little dirt, and water a little.   Hopefully they will come up!



Coco will be all rested up so that when the vegetables grow she can help pick!  What are you keeping busy at this winter?
  


17 comments:

Gloriade said...

Goodness! That was quite a turn around in the weather. The snow pretty much stayed up in the mountains for us this year I am happy to say. I have never seen a carrot tape before, interesting. My gardening runs more to flowers, berries and fruit trees. I hope you get to spend more time in the sunshine very soon.

Margaret said...

I don't think that I can recall a more up & down winter - weeding one day and shoveling the next...your so funny! And looks like you are ahead of the game with your seed tapes - they make life SO much easier when it comes to sowing carrots, don't they? I didn't use them last year and all thinning...ugh. Definitely regretted it.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Gloriade, Yes, our weather is back and forth! Today is beautiful once again but colder weather predicted for later this week. Sure hope my trees wait to bud out till the weather stabilizes! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Margaret, Making seed tapes is tedious but so is thinning carrots. I would rather spend time making the seed tapes now than my precious time outdoors when the weather warms up! Lovely day today but colder weather predicted again this week. Hope my trees wait to bud out! Good luck on your weather! Nancy

Henny Penny said...

What a big switch in the weather! I should try your carrot trick for planting carrots. I have never been able to grow carrots, and seems like all the seeds come up in a bunch. I probably need more patience too! :) Coco is such a sweetie pie.

Audrey said...

Love your runner. Sorry that Bob is suffering with a pinched nerve. That is no fun. Glad you are able to work in the yard and get ready for planting. Good idea of planting carrots.I always hated to thin vegetable.

Granny Marigold said...

I've seen those seed tapes in the seed displays and they're costly compared to regular seeds so you're being frugal as well as saving time! I gave up growing carrots after having wormy carrots due to the carrot rust fly. I know one can buy row covers to keep that fly off but if you have to invest too much money it hardly pays to grow your veggies.
Hope your husband's pinched nerve gets better soon.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Henny Penny, I am not a tremendous carrot grower either but to grow long ones you need a loose deep soil. It was in the 60's here today and now this week suppose to maybe get some snow again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Our weather seems to be up and down. In the 60's today and might snow this week. I think I am a little impatient to be outside! I hope Bob will feel better soon too. Thanks! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Granny Marigold, I hope Bob will get some help soon too. No fun being in pain. I don't grow great carrots but have a couple pretty deep boxes on the deck that I try to grow them in. Nancy

Alex said...

I shall have to try growing carrots in boxes...we have no space for veggie beds.
Have grown beans and courgettes(zucchini) in pots before, successfully.
Oh, Spring is so unpredictable...I hate when the weather regresses back to snow and cold..
Hope your husband improves soon, it sounds painful.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Alex, I hope you do try to grow a few carrots and good luck! I hope hubby improves soon too. Praying he will after a steroid shot. Hoping he will get it this Friday. Have a nice day! Nancy

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Nancy! Your weather is about as extreme as ours! Except we don't get snow! I hope the weather is warmer now and Bob's pinched nerve has healed! The runners are very pretty! I think the carrot tape will work. Yes, Coco, looks like she is ready to help dig! On the days I couldn't be outside long, I stayed in and cleaned house and exercised.
Now, I get to spend more time outside in the dirt and walking! Hope you are well! Blessings from Bama!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Felecia, The pinched nerve is not all better yet but my Lyme is some better so that helps. It has been so good to get outside to work the last couple days. Thanks for visiting!! Nancy

Connie said...

Hi Nancy, I am excited to see how your carrot tapes work. My neighbor purchased some for our garden and they were quite expensive. I would like to try your method if it works good for you. Snow! I'm so sorry to see that. We have seen having a cold spell, too, but no snow except in the mountain ranges. The skiers always like that, it extends their fun and it is great for our summer irrigation :)
Thank you again for the sweet gift, I think that I will use it for my small collection of hat pins. I will be showing it on my blog soon and having a link to yours.
Have a lovely week and give your hubby a get well wish from me.
Connie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Connie, I just used Scott toilet paper and Elmers glue. I will let you know how they do!! Hoping for the best! Looking forward to seeing your collection of hat pins!! Thanks for stopping by!! Nancy

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