Friday, March 19, 2010

It doesn't look like much now but...

...just you wait. In a few months this place will be bursting with life. And I can hardly wait!

If you go to this picture on my flickr you'll see some notes that I made...what's what and what will be. (Like the crazy sticks on the left...those are bean poles Ian installed for me using trimmed tree branches!) Tomatoes and peppers are in...and on Sunday I'm going to plant seeds. Peas, beans, zukes and cukes...and more. It's a small little garden plot...but I think we've got a good plan to utilize the space well so hopefully we'll get a decent amount of fresh veggies!

So yesterday we let The Girls out to scratch around the yard. They were being supervised and all was well. But as soon as they were left alone they flew over the fence...into the garden..and ATE MY PEPPER PLANTS. Oh my gosh...I was SO angry. They were *this* close to becoming fried chicken! We planted six pepper plants last weekend: one poblano, two Big Jims, two jalapenos and one red chile. The Girls ate the jalapenos up pretty good...I think I lost one for good. They did a number on the others, too...but I think they'll recover. I may have to replace the jalapenos...the jury is still out on that. I'll decide on Sunday.
As for the chickens? Sneaky. And destructive. And...stuck in the coop from here on out. They blew it! They've got a WHOLE YARD to scratch around in. Why did they need to be in the garden, too? Greedy...greedy, greedy girls.

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So...it's been a bit of a crazy week. I took my Sociology final on Tuesday. I'm not sure how I did...I am hoping that I did really well. Because if I did? I just may have pulled an A! If I didn't do well...then I'm looking at a B. And that's fine. I got a 98 on my term paper....which I'm really pleased about. And a 100% on my last quiz! So...I'd say all in all I did OK for my first time back to school!
Another thing on the school front is that I'm trying to figure out if it would be better and quicker to major in Liberal Arts as opposed to Social Science. To major in Liberal Arts would mean taking fewer courses when pursuing my credential as three of the courses apply toward the major AND the credential. So that would be nice. It would shorten my total school time by about 4 months. And at my age, I can use all of the extra time I can get! But I have to talk to the guidance counselor next week and see what she says...so that's still up in the air. I'll know more next week.
Then...on Tuesday morning my computer power cord stopped working so we were without a home computer for a couple of days. That's why I missed Wednesday in the Word this week! I was really upset about it. I felt really bad. I haven't missed a WITW for a long time. And I hope not to miss one again! It's one of my favorite things around here!
Can you believe the weekend is here already? I can't. We've got lots of baseball planned...my nephew has a game at 11, Seth has a double header at 11 and 2, and Ian has a game at 4:30! That is a whole day of baseball! Yikes. Good thing the weather has been nice...it should be a beautiful day. Then on Sunday...church and digging in the dirt. Can't wait to get those seeds in the ground.
What have you got going on this beautiful spring weekend? Anything fun?

9 comments:

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh, I was so sad to hear about your peppers! I'm sure the girls thought it was just for them. My own think that a green leafy thing is a tread since that's what I feed them from the composting - the rest goes to my actual compost pile.

Here you are, already planting tomato plants and I'm starting my seeds tomorrow. We have had beautiful weather, but I'm not fooled. It could be 67 today and 27 tomorrow with snow on the ground up on this mountain. So I have to really restrain myself from getting a bit giddy and planting on nice warm days like this. It's really hard.....

Meyser said...

Beautiful garden you have coming up. We had a beautiful week over here after some freezing cold weather. But this weekend it's rainy and grey. I may start some seeds inside and wait til temperatures are a bit more steady.
Tonight I'm taking a quiz. I actually don't know why I said I would, because I'm a really bad looser when it comes to quizzes: I can get really grumpy if I feel I should've known an answer and I didn't.

ThyHandHathProvided said...

I love your "crazy sticks". They are the first thing I saw in your picture- very cool and organic looking:-). Sorry about your peppers- I'm sure to chickens, we humans are very confusing, but that's no excuse!:-)

I'm so proud of you for going back to school. I think a lot of people would like to. You had the courage to do it:-).

dmoms said...

our chickens have been in "lock down" for a few weeks now. I actually think they are getting used to it and so am I.

I am so impressed with your garden and your excellent grades! wow.

I did miss you this week. Enjoy your day. I only have two soccer games : )

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

I can see the promise in that garden. And I would've been ticked about the chickens too. Darn birds...

Baby Mama said...

i love your garden!!! how awesome is that!!! naughty, naughty chickens!

and great job in school! you are doing so well! remember how nervous you were? i knew you would do great. and hey im always for less school time! :-)

today we went to carlsbad flower fields..fields and fields of ranunculus (sp?). so pretty! then we went and sat on the beach. beautiful day here too!

pinkpeppercorns said...

I tried the flickr link, and it said the photo was private and I didn't have permission to view it. :(

Beegirl said...

Ima waitin sister!! Can't wait to see your yard packed with greens again! Have you read Novella Carpeter's ~ Urban Farm yet?? It's a good one!! : ))

Nancy said...

sounds like a lovely weekend plan. no planting here. we're under snow. again.
did manage to purchase dresses for prom & 8th grade promotion. yay! and my team is still in the ncaa tourney. :0)