Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring has sprung!

Sassy using Nick's rear for a pillow during nap time!

but that doesn't mean we won't get backhanded by the weather again! We had a heck of a storm the other night that caused the weather radio to blare 3 times in the dead of night. The first time was a tornado watch, but since the radar looked okay, and the watch was in effect for 3 more hours, I went back to bed. The next two were various stages of thunderstorm warnings, but all I did was jolt out of bed and say some "blue" words! Woke up grumpy!

But today is beautiful and tomorrow will be even better! I uncovered my raised beds that I planted in the fall, just for a little sun bath!

Leaf lettuce

Spinach that didn't really germinate and romaine lettuce

The carrot forest needs thinning!

The garlic from Halloween is up!

Daffodils in front of Steve the shed

Close up of Steve's finery

Incredibly short peach tree in bloom

Even the poor apple trees that the deer stripped in the fall are blooming!

Oh, and I had a great birthday on Monday! Stud Muffin and I had lunch out and I got gifts!!

From my sister Christina, I got a box overflowing with thrifted pillowcases and sheets! Does she know me or what?!? She also included a big Ziploc bag of our favorite iced cappuccino mix that I can't get here in the boondocks! I'm about to have a cappuccino coma and die a happy (older) woman!


From my younger sister Cheryl and her son, I got the most perfect dozen red roses!

Stud Muffin is getting me a tiller which I will go get tomorrow. Sears is having a fabulous sale on them and since I know the local store owners, they are also giving me the additional "senior" discount available only that Friday. At least I think it's because I know them (and have spent a ton with them!) that they are giving me the extra discount! Maybe they think I AM a senior citizen!! That would certainly be a blow to my ego!

I even got a handwritten birthday card from Catty Ax Lady from Whilrwind Lodge, who, by the way, isn't nearly as scary as she sounds! Thanks Kel!!

So, it has been another wonderful day here at Kilohana (or Feet First Farm, as I like to call it 'cause that's the only way I'm going to leave it!) Tomorrow is supposed to get up to 71 degrees and I plan on working in my veggie garden. There are seeds to sow, you know!!


barefoot gardener said...

Oooh, you have flowers! How wonderful. And that lettuce looks just yummy....

Happy Birthday, my darlin' dear! I hope you have a wonderful year...

Celticspirit said...

All your veggies, flowers and trees look great! How wounderful it must be to have early spring veggies. You got such neat gifts too!

Anonymous said...

everything looks so pretty mommy! aren't my babies cute???

not quite grown

Lisa said...

Thanks for the veggie love and birthday wishes!!

Thimbleanna said...

Ok, something just looks wrong about that first picture LOL! I hope you had a wonderful birthday. And a birthday tiller? Hubby's a man after my own heart!

Catty Ax Lady said...

Your beds look fantastic! And the dogs? Comfy, albeit a tad strange ;) So glad your birthday was a blast...I'm jealous of your tiller-present-buying-husband, but what a deserving woman to give it to!

Penny said...

Happy belated Birthday Lisa!! You're gonna be able to feed ALL the neighbors this year with all those plants! I wish I lived close to you!

Lisa said...

Happy belated birthday!! I'm just getting caught up on some neglected blog reading.