Friday, February 29, 2008

Strike a Pose, Work It , Work It

Ya Hoo! Computer Whiz Kid (my son) was able to help me upload pictures. Hope I can remember how so I can show you more pics. He wrote down the instructions for me, so hopefully I will do it right.

Well as you can see, this is Mr. Pumpkin 2007. We hope to have some this year, but we will see how it goes.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Is It Spring Cleaning Time?

It was a gorgeous sunny day today! I was all energetic and gung ho, ready to start cleaning flower beds, tilling the garden, planting, mowing, cleaning out the garage, cleaning out my cottage, making crafts, hey even washing the SUV and dogs while at it. Then, I got tired, just thinking of all the things that need tending to. I settled for cleaning my cottage. My adorable husband hired a friend who does carpentry work to add onto our garage so that I can have my dream cottage, it was my Christmas present to me back in 2006. I don't really have the space in my home to craft, so my own cottage was the solution (truth be told, he really got tired of drinking his coffee and eating supper next to frosty ornaments and not knowing if he was adding sugar or was it glitter and sequins to his coffee). The cottage is a 24 ft x 32 ft room. The inside is not complete yet. It's a work in progress, but I do have all of my goodies inside already just waiting to be born.
Thanks for all of you who read my previous post regarding my dilemma and for offering your help and just to let you know that I might be contacting you if I haven't figured out how to post pictures ( My son said he would try to help me, he's a whiz
on computers, at least compared to me).

New subject: "Giveaway"
Please visit the Garden Goose and enter to win. She is having a giveaway on Feb. 29th

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Just Plain Vanilla

Well I have been trying and trying to figure out what went wrong with my picture posting. I have a photo of Mr. Pumpkin I wanted to post to my last post, however, the image button on my blogg post is not working correctly, or so I would like to think that is the problem, however, it may be that the problem is really me. Like I said, all this posting is still new to me, but I know that I will figure this out. I just wish it was sooner then later. I love seeing and reading other peoples bloggs. Everyone seems to have the most beautiful layouts and pictures, it makes me want to try to hurry up and figure out how to do this. I guess I'm just a little impatient. My layout is just so manilla vanilla. (sigh).
Someday, yes, someday I will no longer be plain vanilla. I will have sprinkles, the multi-colored kind.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Learning to Garden

Well, today started as a slow day. It has been real gloomy outside, looks like rain again. Started my seeds in their little peat pots. Hopefully I'm not to late. Of course our garden plot looks like a jungle out there. We will need to plow it so it will be ready when my plants start sprouting. Now, even though we live in the country, we really are not farmers. When I speak about our garden plot it is now 40 ft x 50 ft. When we started our first garden last year the plot was only 10 ft x 15 ft. and that was an experience. I planted squash, eggplant, pole beans, onions and carrots, tomatoes and then I got the bright idea that I wanted to grow those mammoth pumpkins, the kind that can weight up to 1200 lbs. or more, oh, and also those gigantic watermelons that can feed the whole town. Well, needless to say the pumpkins and watermelon vines took over the whole garden. There were vines everywhere. We had a good harvest of squash and I did manage to grow one huge pumpkin, but it did not get as humongous as I wanted. Of course, I could not pick it up. It took both of my sons to pick it up and put it in our wheel barrow in order to bring it into our house. We only had 3 watermelons that weighed about 3-4lbs. Out of all the carrots planted, I only had one large carrot top and when I pulled it out there was no carrot! But did we have beans, squash and tomotates.
My husband at first was not to excited about gardening, but when he saw all the squash, beans and tomatoes he was ready to go buy a tractor. Now, I tell you, do we need a tractor for a plot 10 ft x 15 ft? Well, that is how our garden plot turned out to be 40 ft x 50 ft. So, he did manage to find an old John Deere garden tractor which he worked on and even painted it and then he proceeded to start buying the implements needed on ebay. All the money spent on ebay for the implements, we could have bought the vegetables at the market and fed the whole town. But like they say, nothing is better than growing your own. Plus, it keeps my husband busy working on the tractor and at least it gets him outside.
Still learning on gardening, I think I'll wait on planting the pumkins for the fall garden this time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I'm Soooooo Excited!!!!

Found out today that I was the winner on Holly Doodle Designs Blogg giveaway. Today is my second day of my new blogg. What a great surprise! Thank you Holly. Thanks to all who have found my blogg and for your nice comments. I hope to learn more about this and hopefully have a giveaway soon. I just still have to figure how to maneuver on posting and showing pictures.

Monday, February 18, 2008

I Finally Did It !!!

I finally did it.!!! I established my blogg, after trying for several weeks to set up and could never get it to take. I thought I would try again today and it took, it finally took. At least I hope it did. I was finally able to set the darn thing up. Hopefully, I have entered everything correctly. I had never really heard about blogging (you would think after all these years being on the computer) until one day when I was searching the internet trying to find out how to make those Oh so darn cute faux cupcakes that I discovered Karla's Cottage Blogg. Well, let me tell you, I think I stayed up all night reading her blogg and then linking to other peoples bloggs and so on and so on, that my husband called out to me around 3:00 am, aren't you coming to bed or do you intend on sleeping at the computer. Well, ladies I must admit, I am ADDICTED. I love reading everyones bloggs and reading about your swaps. Hopefully I can enter on some. Like I said, this is all new to me and I hope to catch on. Well enough of my rambling. I hope my future posts will be a little more interesting then this. It's just that I'm still so excited that I was able to start a Blogg.