Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Walkway update

Check out my mom's post on walkways at Heather's Water Works. Here are some working photos.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Update on the apricot

I actually can't give you an update as the last frost date is still 3 weeks away. But it has been pretty to look out on the lights at night.

And now the peach is in bloom and it is supposed to snow tonight. I think it is time to give up my dream of having fruit from either of these trees.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The chickens aren't the only dumb things at our house

 Do we have dumb ghosts? No. This was my attempt at trying to save our apricots this year. Dumb apricot tree budded out in mid-February. Yes, it was quite warm but still, it's February. Our apricot is huge about 25 feet tall and 25 feet wide. My theory is that it is so big because it has never had to put energy into making fruit.

As I checked the weather in the morning and saw that it was supposed to be 28 degrees in the valley that night, I became somewhat obsessed with trying to make sure not all the buds on the tree would freeze. I went to four different store looking for christmas lights. At the fourth store I happened to run into Uncle Jim. He said he and Aunt Patty had a ton of lights that I could borrow. So I quickly followed him home and they lent me several strands. I rushed home and spent the next 2 hours stringing the lights and spreading the sheets on the tree. Who know if it will work or if it will be worth the all the anxiety.

Sometimes I wonder if I am the dumb one. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Looks, its blooming!

Colin's mama gave us this Clivia. It has been living in the yoga room where Colin has been taking great care of it. When I got out of bed this morning I got a nice surprise with blooms in the kitchen.