Monday, July 26, 2010

all brown thumbs

I am a person who loves plants. I love saving seed, planting seeds, watching the young seedlings grow, doing all I can to help them along....etc.


I have the brownist/blackist thumbs ever. Currently I have about a half dozen tomato plants and NONE have any fruit. A couple had a few flowers but none have any fruit.

I have two green pepper plants that I had in the green house from last year (from which I had only gotten ONE fruit from) which now each have one fruit. These are plants that I practically ignored since LAST year.

I think my problem is I'm trying to use just pots this year. I will be working on raised beds for my yard and hopefully get them going this fall for next year. There will only be a couple, three at the most. It's all I really need.

But sometimes I wonder why I ever bother. MOST of the seeds I start don't make it. Those that do, only grow "so high" and then stop growing for some reason. So I usually end up buying a few plants at a local nursery and those have grown this year but are not producing anything.

No tomatoes, no cuc's, no squash, and only six beans so far.

UGH! Why do I have to love plants SO much and yet be SO bad at growing them?????

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Finding interesting blogs

Have you ever checked out someones blog and then clicked on those they follow? and then those THEY follow? lol! I do that a lot! And in doing so today, found a blog that caught my attention:


I've not read the whole thing yet but it seems to be updated regularly and has some really good links on it.

oh, btw, it's on wilderness medicine from what I can tell.

Now if you like to read about TEOTWAWKI stories; HERE is a good writer! This is the beginning of just one of her stories. She also has a 'zombie' story going on HERE.

I warn you though, her stories are addictive, so plan on losing sleep, missing work, and ignoring your kids while you read! lol!

take care and happy trails! (have you ever noticed that if you misspell trails, you get trials?)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

So I went fishing this morning but after a short time I ran out of worms.

Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth. Frogs are good bass

Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth I grabbed
him right behind the head, took the frog, and put it in my bait bucket.

Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bit.

So, I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth. His eyes rolled back, he went limp. I released him into the lake without incident and carried on fishing using the frog.

A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that same snake with two more frogs in his mouth. Life is good .

yes a joke, lol!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bluebird update

Bluebird season will be over (for me, not the bluebirds, lol) on the 8th. I've many pictures on my phone which I hope to be able to transfer to my PC via bluetooth - but I'll have to find my software which will allow me to do this. I have to reload it. I took a picture this morning of a nest with NINE eggs in it!!!

Hopefully an update will come soon.