Archive for May, 2011

Gardening

I enjoy making things – artsy-crafty things.  Now, I  feel the urge to expand my ability to “make” things, such as food.  I’ve thought about it before, but recently decided that this is the year that I would finally get serious about gardening.  I know it’s a bit late for certain types of crops, but I’m not going to let my procrastination stop me.  Better late than never. :-)  

Based on some quick research for the climate in which I live, here’s what I can possibly plant.  These are foods that I’m sure my family will eat.

  • Cucumbers
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes

I guess a trip to the gardening section of the local hardware store is in order.  I’ll post more later.

What are some relatively low-maintenance crops for zone 6A?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you grow your own food?  Let’s discuss!

Is This Thing On?

Random Mom has been away for a while, but the random thoughts and happenings never take a break.  Some of the randomness that I’m excited about: 

Spring is here, but with record rains thus far, I’d love to be able to have a week-long stretch of nothing but sun and warmth.

I repainted the family room 2-3 months ago, but still haven’t finished painting the fireplace hearth.  That project started sometime around Thanksgiving and needs some closure – for my sanity.

The first floor half bath is getting a makeover as well, but that too, has stalled.  So far, I’ve painted a lone stripe of the new color on the wall and haven’t gotten back to it yet.  It’s a good thing we don’t entertain.

I’ve discovered a local meat shop and am hooked!  The guys provided excellent service and even gave me a wonderful tip on making BBQ ribs that turned out wonderfully.  No more fresh meat purchases at the grocery store for me!  Kudos to small businesses with great service and excellent pricing!

Now that I’ve made a change in my shopping habits, I’m looking forward to purchasing fresh produce at local farmer’s markets.  Sure, I’ll still get my bananas at the chain store, but veggies and all other fruit are fair shopping game.

My treadmill has found a wonderful new home and that has freed up space in my gym for a new elliptical.  The workouts are very challenging, but easy on my knees, hips, shins, and back, so I’m in love with a hunk of metal…even if it makes me work hard!

My unfinished home improvement projects mean there’s a lot of work to do, but I love a challenge.  Once the inside projects are done (who am I kidding?), I’ll move on to outside projects.   I really need to stop watching DIY shows on television.

What are you looking forward to this spring and summer?

Let’s chat!

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