Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Well our trip last week through some of Ohio's Amish country was sort of a disappointment. I mean some of the things we saw and some of the places to shop were pretty cool, but also a lot of commercialized business as well. I guess I wanted to see more self reliant stuff, not all the arts and craft stuff ( which I have no idea what arts and crafts for the home has to do with Amish ) On the bright side I have some cousins that live around there who said next time we come up they will show us where to go. Sad thing about it is that I saw a special on TV talking about how commercialized it has become driving up the price of land. Now the Amish can no longer afford to buy the land to live there. Almost as commercialized as Christmas, which shouldn't be to much longer before some of our bigger retailers start setting up trees. I mean it is almost August!!!! LOL
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Ok I admit it I was really skeptical of those upside down plant growing containers you see advertised all the time. By skeptical I mean I would never spend money on that gimmick. Well my mom bought me one from the dollar store. My first thought was that she had wasted her money, but I had extra pepper plants and thought I might as well try it. Much to my amazement, it has worked pretty good. I planted jalopenos and cayenne peppers in it. Have taken 4 jalopenos off it so for. The one down side is that you do need to water it quite frequently (we know how I feel about watering) but if you have limited space to grow stuff I would recommend this. I have 7, yes that's right 7, plants in that little basket. That is a lot of garden space hanging in a little basket.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
OK I had to break a couple of rules today. First I never water my garden. An old neighbor once told me that if you water your garden the roots stay shallow. If you don't water the roots will go deep and find water and you will have a stronger plant. The second is if you must water never done it at night, but tomorrow is suppose to be a very hot day and we haven't had any rain in a while. They are saying 100+ with high humidity the next couple of days. Great!!!
On a positive side I had to stop to get a waterer for the garden so I ran by Aldi's as well while I was near it. Loaded up on fruit. PEaches, nectarines, plums, strawberries, and blueberries were all $.99 put the berries in the freezer. Also got watermelon and cantaloupe. Was really pleased with those deals.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
For once I'm looking forward to it being Monday so I can go back to work. Have you ever had one of those weekend where you were just so busy that you want to go to work so you can slow down. That has been my weekend. Ripped up a floor in the house, replaced everything from the floor joist up. did that yesterday. Today I have to finish hanging a new door, Work some in garden, clipped coupons, and go through adds. The payoff for doing this project this weekend is that we are closed down the week of the fourth, so we will camp until Weds. then leave Thurs the fifth for a couple of days in Amish country.
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