Thursday, April 9, 2009

Where have I been & where is spring?


I can't believe I've let nearly two weeks pass since my last post! I've been here. I check for new entries on other blogs. I make the usual visits to the forums & facebook. I guess I've just not found anything interesting enough to "write home" about. There just hasn't been alot going on here at the farm. Just the usual stuff!
I just got this little pattern booklet a week or so ago and I have yet to stitch anything up from it....'Herb Tyme' by Notforgotten Farm. Just looking thru it and reading the little herb tidbits makes me want to put in a little garden. I'm sure I won't have a space tilled up for a garden, maybe a little container garden with some herbs and I think I can find a small place to put a few tomato plants. I really don't want to keep up with more than that, if even. It will be all I can do to keep up with the flower beds. I have finally made the decision to sell my chickens. They are free range and as long as they are, I will never have clean walks or pretty flower beds. I might someday have them again but with a coop and really large pen.
So now with that decided, it's time to get started on a plan for my flower beds....and finding a tried and true way to keep the weeds out! Of the seven flower boxes lining my front walk, there is only one that I will not have to completely dig up to start all over. I think I've mentioned the shape of my berms out front before.....they are in such sad shape I should really start over with them as well, but there are several nice plants out there that I don't want to risk digging up to move so we will just have to work around them. I know I should have part of that done already but I've been waiting on nice days with little wind and time....unfortunately that don't always come along at the same time!
So what's been going on in your world?
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Oh! Something else I wanted to share with you.....I found this on a forum that I visit & what a neat idea to help support your local merchants and boost the local economy!

http://www.the350project.net/home.html

What would be your three picks? Gas station, supermarket, restraunt, clothing store, fabric store? Here are three that I would choose.....

*Patches & Thread...the new quilt shop that carries fabric, batting, dmc floss & sewing notions....all of which are very important in my line of work. Having to drop everything to run to Columbia for a spool of thread that will match the dress that needs altering is costly in time and money!
*Bubba's....restraunt serving breakfast & lunch...my sister also works there! Support the restraunt....my sister has a job!
*Duval & Reid...clothing store...as long as they are selling pants....I've still got pants to hem!!

That's just to name three....of course there are other places.... Randolph Mercantile & Lula's....

Read the info....think about it...then commit to supporting your locally owned businesses!

1 comment:

Rita said...

Cindy, I am so excited about doing a little gardening this spring - if spring would ever freakin' get here, that is!! Curtis and I have decided to redo our front flower bed - it looked pretty good last year but we REALLY want to do it up right this time. And I've got one of those Topsy-Turvy Tomato planters (ever seen the infomercial?) and am eagerly awaiting the day when I can harvest my own fresh 'maters from my back deck! Yahooo! :)