Monday, September 12, 2016

 I  am trying to change  my blog title ,  as  Mars  is in Rainbow  Heaven  waiting on us !!
  Not sure if  I have  done it correctly or not,  if I did great , if not , I will have to try again.

In May we made the hard decision to put Mars  down.  He had not been able to see for about a year, he was sleeping   at least 23 hours a day,  eating very little and not drinking much. He walked slowly, he  hadn't gotten up to greet me when I came home from work in several  months. He probably would have lived longer , but it was so hard to watch him as he was,  knowing what he had been like. A  happy playful dog, that loved to go in the car,  or on walks, or just to follow us around in the yard.
 So  this will not be the Adventures  of Bobbie and Mars  I have changed the name.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  I have not done so well with the garden this spring.  Either it has been to wet, to cool, or I planted almost everything to deep, as the only thing up so far are my beets.  A few potatoes are poking  out of the dirt as are a few onions.   So  by this coming Sat. it will be  3 weeks since I planted and if nothing more is up I think I will  replant and try this again.

  I planted  my tomatoes and peppers  today.  Also the basil in the herb planter on the deck .  I put the rosemary in a medium sized pot and it is sitting in the front walk flower bed, beside the sage plant that Lorri gave me and the chives. So  I am thinking I will get another rosemary plant and actually plant it as it is a  perennial and see if it will make it over the winter.

Planted impatiences  in pots on the patio and by the cabin. Put marigold seeds  by wagon wheels at the driveway.     I also had planted  marigold seeds  by the side of the potting shed and they are coming up.

  My sister and I had  done a mail order and  the Bleeding Heart are coming up and starting to bloom , one of the 6 ferns is coming up and  the astilbe is coming up .    If it stays  warmer I will put the boston fern from last year  out ,  it did rather well over the winter.  So I would guess the " reefer" room is a  good place as far as day light and temp is concerned.

 I checked  and the Blue Bird  is still sitting on the nest.  After  all the rain we had this past weekend I was hoping she didn't give it up.  

 Mars hasn't help much this year with the planting , he would rather sleep, so we let him sleep. Getting old, slower, and not at all interested in a walk or playing.

Lets hope the warmer temps and sun will make my garden grow.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

It was a  beautiful morning,  there were Blue Birds  checking out the 2 blue birds houses  I had put up earlier in the week,  so I knew I needed to get a  pole to put up the new blue bird house that A-Lisa  had given me. Mars went with me to the barn, no pole long enough there.  We stopped on the way back to the house and checked out the garden and look what  we found!    There were about  8 garlic plants  growing.  I missed those last fall,  but this will be  fun to watch them grow and see how they do.  I had thought about planting more garlic last fall as is suggested  as   the best way to grow garlic, but I didn't get that done. 

But  I do have my thoughts on paper as to how I want to plant my garden this year,  just need a little rain, and some more warm weather . Hopefully in a month  I can start preparing it to be planted. But  right now I  have garlic  and blue birds  to watch.