March marched on and April has been a bit of a fool….

I think March did a double-time march and I blinked twice and it was April! I really haven’t been fooling around much in April, just trying to get the rest of the backyard work done, stitch, get a few chunks of wood underway, and such.
Now I approach May and realize I am really getting older, year 72 of my life is about to start! Only one joint is reminding me daily of age and I have hopefully trained my brain to listen to my body about my age. (far too often the brain wants to be back at 40 or 50 and do stuff the body no longer can do.) On the flip side, I am enjoying “retirement” such as it is. No time clock for meals or naps or such.
So that is life in a nutshell for today.

Garden progress Feb 2022

I have been busy building trellis, starting seeds and filling planters for this year’s garden. Yep, here in Arizona, I am actually late on the carrots, lettuces, and beets. I really like container gardens for most stuff here… the ground is really hard. I do have one ‘raised’ bed but it is a battle keeping neighborhood cats out of it!

In the first photo there is a small Mexican (Key) lime tree on the left side and the raised bed is behind the tree. I have tucked in a small greenhouse on the back of the house and it is full of plant starts now. I have fingers crossed that the garden grows well.

Plants planned, started, growing: bush beans, pole beans, Salsa garden tower, tomatoes, ground cherrys, lettuce, carrots, boc choi, beets (several colors) squash (three types one of each) lots of herbs, okra and sunflowers. Will post updates once a month on this project.

Sunrise Glory

Out my window this early January morning.

Fri  Jan 14, 2022, blog  

Oh, what a glorious day to see with the sun peaking around my tree!

Two Hummingbirds, probably Costas, are zipping from spot to spot to grab a bit of breakfast… A very silly (yes, they are silly) Curved beak Thrasher hit the green top feeder before the sun was even up.  He was insistent on an early breakfast. Due to the overcast sky, the bees are not out yet, but the temp is in low 50 (F).

Positives for today:      SMILE, ignore any little irritations… and boy, are there a lot of them out in the world.  

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Garden Tower project

Wow, I actually won a discount on a garden tower. We managed to get it together and planted it with a bunch of transplants. Yes, I know it is mid-Feb and by mid-May, they will be roast veggies! But Joanne sacrificed her umbrella for temp. shade. (I am designing a better shade/trellis for it but not as pretty) The back yard now has working drip irrigation, except for this planter and a few others. In two weeks we will get the rest of the plants and have the peach tree replaced with an Orange Tree. The Mexican (Key) Lime is loaded with blossoms. Slowly but surely we are getting settled into our new space and looking forward to whatever comes next… I guess!!! (Thanks to New Moon Nursery for all the great plants)