Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tiki God gives good luck to all who worship!

Check out this bad boy. I found him in a dry river bed in Afton NY. Me and my oldest strolling along and there he was staring at me. I wish my camera wasn't so crappy. You would then be able to see the contrast in the stone.

Still unemployed so I decided it was time to open the pond I built last year.
After pulling some leaves and adding fresh water ta-da.
A job well done. Stay tuned, I may have something interesting to say tomorrow.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Just because

I wanted to post a picture of my 2 youngest.They may never understand how their laughter, play fullness and pure joy get me thru.

They have blessed me.

Welcome to garden club.

So I haven't blogged much lately because we have had temperatures in the upper 60's and I have to get outdoors.
In a previous post we talked about my daffodils coming up early. Well here they are now.

I also moved 9 rose bushes. Long story short, my wife runs a dog rescue; Helping The Helpless, and because I am giving up another portion of my back yard, I had to move them. I hope at least 7 survive.

These are some of them since they have been clipped.

For those of you who are rose gardeners, it is a popular belief that roses get pruned in the fall before they go dormant. I do not adhere to that belief. Since rose are non-fruit bearing and pruning promotes growth, I find it best to leave the roses at length in the fall and prune in the spring. I have only been using this method for 4 years but it has not failed to reward me yet.

*Note: I pruned these roses earlier than I usually would due to the warm weather to help promote root growth. I wouldn't recommend pruning to much before Mother's Day.

Besides the flowers, My youngest son/middle child Elias

and I started our garden

I let him pick all the seeds so this year we will have Tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, Zucchini, Broccoli, Yellow and Red peppers and Water melon. My surprise for them is that I planted pumpkins again for fall carving.

Besides all that, my neighbor Jon was throwing away his boy's Power Wheels toys. He said they may not work and he was correct. But with a brand new 12 gauge wiring harness and a couple of 12 volt car batteries, my kids will soon have the quickest Ford F-150 and Barbie Jeep around. And they make a nice addition to the playground.

Complete side note, Diane I can no longer go to Cooking Blind........anybody else having an issue??????