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It’s a Tomato…and a Pepper!

The first thing I saw today when I went to water the plants was a tomato right in the middle of the plant. It’s green, but it’s a start. hopefully there will be more than one this season too.

Also, A small pepper has appeared on the pepper plant. The green beans have so many little beans on them showing already too. Once these vegetables start growing, they just keep getting bigger and bigger so fast.

As for the herbs, the Basil is growing good as usual, the Dill is moving right along and for some reason the Cilantro is a slow grower this year. Can’t explain why, but I hope it takes off soon.

Rain Saves Money, Works For Me

While the garden is continuing to grow, I get a break from having to manually water it with the hose today because it is finally raining. The weather man has been “promising” rain in the forecast all week but today is actually the first significant amount we’ve gotten so I get to stay in and watch the rain feed the garden.

Beef, It’s what’s for dinner

I haven’t made anything in the crock pot (slow cooker) for a while so I found this recipe for Slow Cooker Beer Brisket and wanted to try it out. We went to the grocery store and got a beef brisket for tomorrow’s dinner. Actually it’s big enough for two dinners so I’ll cut it in half and use half tomorrow night and freeze the other half. That half will definitely be smoked in the smoker! I’ll let you know how the Beer Brisket comes out in case you want to try it.

Growth continues

While watering the garden this morning, I noticed the Dill is up as well as the Cilantro. Also the tomato plant is flowering already. The green beans, well they’re growing like crazy. 

Won’t be long before we’re enjoying fresh herbs and vegetables!

Seeds Turning to Sprouts

It’s been a week and already the green beans have sprouted. I guess that’s why I like them. they taste good and they grow just as well. Not sure if it was the couple of heavy rain storms we had or just my green thumb, but I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and hope that the snake keeps the pests away!

Garden Guardian

I stepped out to water the garden this morning and as soon as I walked around the corner I met this little (?) guy with a surprise!

I thought about moving him but read that they are good for keeping pests away. After I went to put the camera away, he was gone. I guess his short period of sunning was over. Looks like I’ll have to be a bit more careful when working around the plants when they mature.

Hot coffee definitely hurts

I was eating lunch on the 20th of February with my 7-year-old granddaughter and I asked her, “What day is tomorrow?”

She said “It’s President’s Day!”
 
She is a smart kid. So, I asked “What does President’s Day mean?”
 
I was waiting for something about Washington or Lincoln etc.
 
She replied, “President’s Day is when President Obama steps out of the
White House, and if he sees his shadow we have one more year of
unemployment.
 
You know, it hurts when hot coffee spurts out your nose…
 

Home Grown is How We Roll

A little late as usual, but not terribly late to start this year’s garden.

I went to the home improvement store and picked up some seeds and seedlings. This year’s garden will be sporting Tomatoes, Banana Peppers, Basil, Cilantro, Dill and Green Beans.

While prepping the soil for planting, I dug up what appeared to be Sweet Potatoes from last year’s garden that I somehow missed. So, I made room for those too.

Got everything planted just in time too, as the rain started to pour right when I got the seeds in the ground. Let’s hope that’s a good sign!

Small Business is America’s Backbone

Let’s all try to keep America “small”

Pinterest is Number 3 Social Network

Pinter-who? Pinterest is now the number three most-popular social network in the U.S., behind Facebook and Twitter, according to a recent study.

If you haven’t seen it yet, it may be worth a look. Unlike the boring updates your friends post on facebook, Pinterest offers a whole new look at Social Networking.

We all like looking at pictures, checking out great shopping deals and finding new recipes. Now with Pinterest, you can do all that in one place witht the help from your friends. The idea is to share or “pin” pictures from around the Internet on one of your “boards” that you create. Your friends or followers can see what you post and either “like it” or “re-pin” it, sharing it with their networks.

Sound fun? Let’s get pinning, people!

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