Monday, February 17, 2014

Back to the Grind

Today was back to work.  Yes.  On a holiday.  But that's ok since we had a lovely 5-day break.  It also made the seedlings grow faster.  They do that when you're not looking at them every time you pass the seedling room.  Which is about every hour or so.  I saw the beginnings of rhubarb, lavender, oregano, thyme, marjoram, rosemary and lemon balm.  It's super exciting to see how they all look similar, but they will be changing a lot soon. The frais de bois and huckleberries are the hold outs.  I actually expected all the seeds to take a while so I'm pleased as punch I have this much action after 5 days. The super strong chamomile tea I brewed up seems to be helping with the damping off.  I no longer see the fuzzy white hairs on top of the soil.  2.99 for the chamomile flowers and 1.50 for the spray bottle.  I was desperate.  Next weekend is the county plant sale.  All the plants are $2 and I plan on getting around 10, depending on if they have the sex of the plants identified.  I really wanted to get some berries for the birds, but some of them won't fruit unless there is a male plant.  Hopefully someone can help me with that.  Mostly they are offering native shrubs and trees that thrive in clay soil.  That's good for maintenance.  It's nice to think I can have a lush woodland garden with minimal upkeep.

In other news, my cat went into heat.  It's the first time I've had an unspayed female and she's been yowling like mad.  Two of the boys think she is cray, and avoid her, and one seems to remember what you do with a female in heat, and keeps trying to mount her.  Money's been so tight, so even though we wanted to do it sooner, we just couldn't.  It's a priority now.  I can't live like this indefinitely with consecutive heat cycles.  Apparently, it won't stop until she gets preggers.  Which won't happen in my house.  None of the boys have their balls.  Signing off for now ;)


Sara MacKenzie said...

I started doing some herbs in the windowsill over the weekend. It's probably way too early, but I keep seeing cherry trees in blossom and that is confusing the hell out of me.

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