Well, so much has happened I should update all of that, at least the stuff I can remember. You know, it’s kind of funny because I remember thinking quite often “I need to blog this!” but I just never had the time. I heard it said by another woman who made the swap from working mother to stay home mother that one of the things that bothered her the most was that her job and employer got her at her best… and her family got what was left over. I agree with that statement wholeheartedly. Some women are cut out to be working mothers, but I was never very good at it. By the time I got home, I was tired and was not interactive with the kids. As I’ve mentioned before, housework was constantly piled up. If one of my children was sick, I would fret all day because I wanted to be the one caring for them, but I had to be at work. Not only that, but my job entailed taking the occasional verbal abuse from a customer because of an issue that needed to be resolved. Some days were worse than others. There’s nothing quite like going to work all day long, listening to people berate you over things you have no control over (and quite frankly, were most of the time their own fault), then come home to a dirty kitchen, sit with your kids in an exhausted silence for an hour while they watch TV, put them to bed, sit in your own exhausted silence for a little while longer, then go to bed. Many of my days were like that. There’s no health to a life like that – there’s no “life” to a life like that.
So actually before I go in to what I planted today I have to say… I have been in a conundrum. what’s a girl to do when she wants to garden but will be moving in the middle of the summer?
Ok so here’s the deal. I have this thing about the supply chain… basically, it’s not infallible. Things could happen. And with our economy, who knows what could happen?
OK so I finally got to put the homemade 4″ soil blocker that Mr. Hot Stuff made me to the test. Best illustrated with pictures, of course.
Well, my garden is doing QUITE well so far. Due to the warm winter and spring we have had I decided to be a little adventurous and plant some things before I am supposed to. I covered them with a row cover and it helped protect them quite nice! Mostly just that I planted my onions SUPER early and I also have planted carrots and beans which I am not supposed to plant for a few more weeks. Oh well 🙂
I forgot to add on that last post that I’m doing an experiment 🙂
Last year I had gotten some heirloom seed potatoes from Ronniger. They were fingerling types, and 2 different varieties.
Oh I almost forgot! I need to do an update.
This year I had promised myself I would get a soil blocker, and so I did. I got two actually, one 2″ and one .75″. I also have put my wonderful designer husband to the task of making me a 4″ size, which he is mostly finished crafting out of PVC pipe. The 4″ size was just too expensive to buy.
So as far as the rest of the weekend, this is mainly the part that I wish I had pics for. Both Saturday and Sunday were absolutely beautiful, no jacket needed sunny days. You know, it’s funny, I think Ballerina Girl remembers gardening with me last year because she just jumped right in helping me.
Sorry about the long absence, all my faithful fans 🙂 There was a small IE problem at work and when it was “fixed” for some reason I can’t get blogger to come up, and since that was where I did most of my posting… well.