I made ketchup and bbq sauce today caz we were just about out. I was going to make laundry detergent too, but ran out of time. I’ll get to that tomorrow.
I’d like to start hanging clothes out on the line to dry. I probably could have done some light weight stuff today, it was 50 and sunny with a breeze. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow. Figures. I should be able to try for it on Wednesday though–62 with rain in the evening. There’s always a catch though. I HATE the way line dried clothes smell and feel … I’m going to see if I can ‘get used’ to it though.
Spring is in the air, and I’m ready to get out in the garden. I have a teensy problem though … my black thumb. If killing plants was a competitive sport, I’d be a world champion. I still like to try though, and I’m going to try my hand at organic gardening again this year. Now that the kids are 8, 7 and almost 5yrs old, I think I can utilize the free labor a little more. The last time I tried a garden was 2 years ago, and they sort of just stomped all over everything!
I can’t put anything into the ground for at least 3-4 more weeks, but I’m thinking about starting some seeds indoors. That will also be a great thing to involve the kids in. I’ll have to figure out where to put the starter cups though! I could probably clear off the top of the entertainment center …
What should I plant???
Zucchini (my fav!)
Yellow summer squash
A melon of some sort?
and I intend to put 2 blueberry bushes in.
Is that too much though? I have a tendency for being too ambitious … I think that’s why I kill everything. Then again, I have better free labor these days. My kids haven’t pulled a tenth of the weeds I had pulled by the time I was their age (not to mention walking 8 miles one way, barefoot in snow up to my eyebrows …), I think it’s definitely time for them to start paying their dues. I think I’ll put the herbs in all the pots I ganked from the last rental place we stayed in, lol, and keep them in the front yard, maybe by the front door.
We shall see …