Saturday, February 22, 2014

There She Blows!


Around six years ago I posted about my amazing find of this seed starting greenhouse at Hobby Lobby.  It has served me very well over the years!   
 
We recently had a strong wind storm and the little greenhouse blew down.  It was an especially sad day since I had just planted all my seedlings. 

 
And... because I'm totally spoiled…Dan gifted me with a new, and much larger greenhouse!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stolen Days in Zone 7b!

AND here’s one of those beautiful days I referred to in my last post!  Less than 2 weeks after the ice storm and I’ve been able to play in the garden all day.  Today I got all of the raised beds filled and I built this smaller bed over the body of our storm shelter.  I have a frame to put over it so that it can be used as a cold frame in the winter.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Beautiful Storm

Growing up in the North I’m very accustomed to snowy winters.  Since moving to the South I haven’t had an abundance of snow to enjoy in the winter but it’s totally worth the trade off when you get to have a summer-like day in the middle of what is supposed to be the cold season.  This was not that day!  Today I got to experience another sort of winter weather that Arkansas offers….an Ice Storm.  It has a negative effect on the power lines and the roadways but it is so beautiful!