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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Is In The Air!

Finally, we are getting some beautiful weather and I am finally able to get out into the yard and putter around! It has felt so good to be able to open up the house, the windows wide and let the curtains blow in the breeze!

I finally was able to get outside and start on some yard work. I went ahead and began with the backyard because the grass was getting way out of control back there. I still need to go ahead and do all the timing around the edges of the yard and then it will really look nice.

I notice the bird feeder that stands on a pole in the middle of a small flowerbed in the middle of the yard is looking a might tacky! Guess it is time to add a coat of paint to it. I don't think the birds will notice that I've spruced it up for them but I am sure the neighbors might.

The bell peppers have been planted last week and this Thursday the plan is to get the jalapeno peppers out there also.

I still need to buy some tomato plant starters so that we can have some fresh tomatoes soon.

I hope it isn't too late to get the onions and potatoes out. I totally forgot about getting those started! Can you tell I am a first year gardener? I figure heck, throw it in the ground and it'll grow, no matter when you plant it. Somehow I don't think that is right!

It still needs to warm up a little bit more before I pull out the paint brush and give the patio a coat of paint. Now that is where my expertise lies.... give me a paint brush, a hammer and some nails and wood and I am happy! I have a feeling I need one of these books really badly! and of course one of these! I've heard everyone lives by the Farmer's Almanac

Monday, April 19, 2010

Just A Short Note

I'm sorry I haven't put any entries on here for a couple of weeks but things have been a might hectic around here lately.

What appeared to be allergies and spring colds actually has turned out to be something a little bit more serious. Besides coughing, sneezing and wheezing I actually ended up with no voice! Do you know how hard it is to keep a woman from talking? Try the word impossible!

I am on the mend now but I have been through my medicine cabinet of good old fashioned home remedies.

For a cough - equal portions of honey and cider vinegar mixed together. Take a Tablespoon as needed

Cough at night and chest congestion - smear Vicks vapor rub on your feet, put on cotton socks as you crawl into bed. * Don't laugh this is probably one of the best ones and it really really works.

Sore Throat - hot tea with lemon. Gargle with salt water.

Get out the book on reflexology and start hitting all the pressure points in both your hands and your feet.

I was about to give up and submit to conventional medicine (which in case you haven't guessed already I detest) when a friend suggest mega amounts of grapefruits and oranges mixed together and eat at least 3 large bowls full a day for a minimum of 2 days. Today is day #2 and I feel 100% better. I actually have most of my voice back and hopefully when I wake in the morning it will be totally there again.

So my apologies, I will be making some new blog entries here soon.