Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Cubby !!

Dad picked us up a new member of the family, thanks to his buddy Terry Spencer. Took us all a couple days of finagling but we finally got it running today.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

enduring beautiful weather

The freshly transplanted raspberries loved the rain now they're loving the sun. Have a great Day everybody.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

good weather= busy busy busy

My arms are so sore from pounding in tomato posts yesterday and I must have walked about 6 miles just moving stuff around, bringing up supplies and checking on things. It's Sunday but I've still got more to do that can't wait. Hope your weekend is full and fun.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Starting another great spring day

Had another great breakfast at the Powderhorn this morning, what a great way to start the day.

The big greenhouse is all inflated and dad has tilled the soil so we're just about ready to plant tomatoes in there, fully a month early. It's so warm in there we're also planning to put in some okra which should do really well. Might have to get some mason or bumble bees in there to pollinate though.

Hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lost another sweet one

Just found out that one of our truly great customers, the delightful Florence Hopper has passed away. That's a downer.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Sudden spring deep freeze!

Dammit, Al Gore! where's my global warming? Froze so hard last night we lost 6 trays of plants even inside the greenhouse. Probably also will be no early summer cherries now. That's just shy of 450 plants.

Fortunately I put the tomatoes in the heated chamber just around dark or we would have lost them too. Keeping my fingers crossed for the rhubarb plants. The pepper plants and all the rest of the tomatoes were still in the basement sprout room.

Got the big greenhouse up yesterday afternoon, thank goodness we didn't move any plants out there already.

Hope the day brings us all better turns of events, lovely vistas and smooth sailing.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Sprouts and errands

Had a good day today mostly. Dad transplanted a bunch of sprouts. I filled trays and then ran some errands in Rogue River. Got some books at the library. It was nice this morning so we got some walks in & I moved some plants down to the greenhouse before the rains set in. Hope it clears out soon enough that our cherry blossoms set.

Y'all have a great day or night.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

bad news on Easter

Just found out that we lost aunt Edna today. Bummer. She once went for a long walk in the woods with me near our home when I was 8. I still can clearly picture this hesitant Mennonite lady having to jump over streams and brooks to follow my winding trail amidst tree, flower and moss. It was just about this time of year. About 10 years ago she sent me a book of sermonettes and I always meant to write her to say thanks but one thing lead to another and I never did.

Happy Easter

Bring on the candy!

Just kidding, hope your all able to spend this day with friends and/or family and that all your reflections are peacefully, easy and kind.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Spring procrastinations

Been slacking off a lot because of the storms blowing through. Wanted to have the big greenhouse inflated by now but fear of the big winds and snow held us back. No snow but the wind has been pretty fierce.

Dad's on another round of chemo so he's sleeping in his chair right now. I'm heading off shortly to water all the sprouts we've got in the plant room and maybe look into doing the last few steps to make the greenhouse ready. That way we just have to plug in the fan. Got a bunch of already seeded pony paks just waiting their turn in the sprout room.

It's really nice outside right at the moment, can definitely tell it's Easter weekend. I could almost smell the jelly beans when I took Sparky out for a walk.

Happiness to all.