Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Early Gardening Temptations

There have been little temptations popping up at the stores recently.  I have made a conscious choice to buy those little temptations a little at a time so I won't have to make a big purchase and feel guilty about spending a lot of money at one time.  Of course you understand my rationale.

At the feed store, there were many, many new seed packets.  I have good luck with seeds purchased from the "Livingston Seed Co."  I love these "warty" pumpkin squash and I am determined to be premier squash grower this year.  I'll be honest, I hate carrots but these purple carrots just looked too cool to grow.  I got early yellow squash and some beans to start with. 

In my Christmas stocking this year (yes, I am 42 yrs old and I still demand get a stocking) my very cool Mom, had all of these neat seed packets that she bought when her and my Dad went to my favorite state of Vermont this past Fall.  She got them at the Vermont Wildflower store so I will have a"fun" Vermont spot in my garden this summer!

Now these bottle temptations I was NOT going to pass up! The bottle tree in the background I started last year because my Mom said I had to and I always have to listen to my Mom even though Dad yells at the both of us because her and I have too much "junk". Anyways, my favorite store I shop at had all of these fun colored bottles for $1.49 !!!!  Now seriously, would you pass those up if you saw them for $1.49?  I am thinking I may have to buy another bottle tree!!
So, it may be February but I am definitely in planning mode for the garden!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Will U Be My Valentine?

I know its just one of those Hallmark Holidays but doesn't everyone secretly wishes to have a 'lil love on Valentine's Day?   I found 2 boys on the farm who will be a Valentine in exchange for a good hug and chin scratch........

Ethan is a total lover especially when he knows peppermint treats are in the coat pocket!

And honestly, who would not want to be Danby's Valentine?  He just has the cutest face ever!
Four legged Valentine's are just as good as two legged ones!

Happy Valentine's Day!