Thursday, May 14, 2015

Things a bloomin

I think we went from early spring to summer back to spring in just one week.   We had a slight frost this morning, nothing detrimental.  The spring flowers look pretty nice after the long winter we had.  

I am sitting at the desk trying to have my coffee and post on this blog, along with trying to keep the puppy entertained, so that she doesn't bark.  Now that is a way to start the morning.  The only problem is, that my coffee gets cold pretty fast when I am otherwise occupied.  I HATE cold coffee.  

Not much has been going on.  We have planted the onions and radishes.  This weekend we will be planting the bulk of the garden and hope that the real colder weather is gone for the season.  We are supposed to get down in the 30's tonight but then back to the 50's and hopefully no 30's in sight after tonight.  Feels pretty chilly when you go from  high 80's for a few days and then down to 60's in one day!

We have lots of spring cleanup to do.  The son has been mowing and weed eating the last couple of days and doing a great job.  I am hoping that the hubby and I can get started on the reconstruction of the garden pond area this weekend.  I have all the rocks out of the area and now we have to put new paper down and then figure out what to use as a base to keep the weeds out.  We are moving the pond over a little and making it bigger.  Then we are putting more blue stone down and putting up a gazebo, (a tent one, not a wood one).   I am excited about it. Lots to do, along with getting next seasons wood chopped and cut, garden planted, clean up around the yard and farm yard.  Never ending!

The son graduates from college this weekend.  He has applied to two other colleges.  Has a job all lined up for the summer already, also!  I sure will miss him when he is gone.  I guess we don't have to worry about that for a while.  The daughter is going to be 25 and she is still with us.  She does pay for her way though.  Now days it is just to expensive to pay for college and cars and insurance and still try to pay for a place over your head.  We don't mind as long as she helps around the farm and the house.

Hope you have a great day.


threecollie said...

I wouldn't want to be a young adult trying to make it alone in today's world. Everything is so expensive and life is so hard. Congrats to Kegan! He is a young man to be proud of. Looking forward to meeting him at his job this summer.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Congratulations to your son! Being a college student now a days means you have to work and live with your parents because it is so expensive.
The plans for your garden sound great. Will you use a heavy landscape fabric? We have some in the greenhouse/woodshop that has been in place for 15 years with no weeds, I overlapped it by at least a foot. A gazebo sounds relaxing:)

Shirley said...

You are one busy lady! Hope the frost is all done there, sure has been a different spring for most folks.
Your son sounds like a fine young man.