Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 9, 2008

Wow, has it been THAT long since I posted.  Well, I've got no good reason.  Sure I'm still sick and working long hours, but what else is new?  Well, nothing in the garden. 

To answer Judy's comment question, I didn't spend any time in the garden this weekend.  I'm pretty certain it's fine, but I can't be sure.  I didn't even go out to water it.  I slept most of Saturday and spent Sunday with the family and helping my folks.  I didn't even take my son out there like I promised. 

About the only garden-related things I've done lately is visit my favorite garden forums and blogs, and read my book.  Shame on me, I know.  Take for instance tonight.  We couldn't think of dinner plans, so instead of suggesting a salad, we had a smoothie.  And not even a spinach smoothie either... Grrr.

I'm really looking forward to sit down meals with the family again.  Some day soon those had better return. Maybe then I'll feel better about making a fresh salad, or even breaking out the frozen green beans that I haven't even tried yet, or bake some more bread.

Reading about EG's adventures over in Alabama makes me long for spring when I can winter sow some broccoli tomatoes and the like. 

On the weather, Judy's got tornados in Mobile, but all we've got is a cold front moving in.  Going to have freezing temps the next two days, and maybe even some white stuff on Friday night.  I'm confident my hoop covers can handle it but I should give them some water tomorrow morning before the cold sets in. 

Stay warm all, and enjoy your garden!


  1. Speaking of hoop covers....I was looking at Skip's new garden blog, and saw how he had installed the pieces of pvc pipe on the inside of the box -so that he could introduce hoop covers, and such. Why didn't I think of that? The only reason I haven't already installed any, is because of the fence getting in the way. Now, I'm definitely gonna have to do build some hoop covers for my garden. Cool!


  2. It can be tough to find time or energy to garden this time of year. These lower light levels make you just want to hibernate. I'm sure your gardening is still doing great under those covers and awaits your next visit.