Favorite Wilde Quotes

~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde





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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Estate Sales - Did you know....?



Hey!  I was just stopping by the Tiny Tudor, and Melanie recommended a fabulous site!  She gives tips regarding shopping etiquette and best times to arrive, here.  The site is Estate Sales (dot) net.  All you have to do is choose your state and zip code for a list of sales near you.  You can sign up for notices a few days before, and of course it is FREE!  I just found a local 3-day sale that started today, and they even linked to a video on YouTube of a walk-through!  The family is moving out of the country and seem to be selling everything.  I will not be going, but I sure had fun looking. :)  Our already-full-storage is safe for a few more days....
Happy Hunting!
~Shelly

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I Do Tricks

Hey there!

How's it going?  This is me helping my mom plant the veggie garden.  I am showing her where the sun is.  She can feel my warm coat and know that the soil will be warm for her plants.  My coat is good that way.



When we are taking a break from our serious fun, I do tricks.  I am really good at this.  Check me out!
I am a potato!  Duh! 
~until next time, 
Staxie

Thursday, August 4, 2011

UPDATE: Mini Greenhouse Progress

Surprise, surprise, it worked!  We all knew it would, right? Look at these happy pumpkins!
What am I talking about?  Check out here for the original post.  So, 15 days later, this is what is going on...
Yep, that tall one in the back is a "pie" pumpkin  -yum!  They have grown so much in the last few days that I had to prop the lids open with a chopstick.

I started this with the notion that you plant more than you want, because some do not take, right?  Usually due to Gardener-error, as in, maybe wetting the seeds and letting them dry out?  It happens.  However, I consider this a huge success!  What does that really mean??? Ahem, glad you asked.

It means that I now have 9 pumpkin vines!!  My garden has 3 prolific lavender bushes next to all of the veggies and the bees are being ever so helpful...  Each vine will yield at least 1 pumpkin, and they need room to grow!  I am considering cutting out some of the lawn -it is all yellow anyway.  Not really.  Maybe I could let the vines grow across the lawn and we could just mow around them.  Why couldn't the carrots grow?  They are nice tight little packages!!  I think the seeds were old.  Definitely tossing them in the compost.  I'm gonna
try again...

On second thought, I guess I could wait for the plants to flower before I start counting my pumpkins... nah!
Cutie pie zucchini waiting to be planted into the fabulous earth.

 The white pumpkins have just come out in the last few days.  The onions are taking a bit longer too.  If you squint, you can see them next to the pumpkins.



Seed Statistics:
Spooktackular Pumpkin; planted 2, sprouted 2
Cinderella Pumpkin; planted 3, sprouted 2
White Pumpkin; planted 2, sprouted 2
Pie Pumpkin; planted 3, sprouted 3
Zucchini; planted 4, sprouted 3
Green Onions; planted 4, sprouted 4
Carrots; planted 4, sprouted -big fat 0
**3 Ready-for-seeds-wells; planted 0, sprouted 0

**Maybe that's why it only took me 15 minutes!  I wrote the type of seed planted on the lid of each container -and somehow missed 3.  I didn't notice until about a week ago that nothing was written on those 3 lonely domes.  I do not have enough room in my garden anyway!  It was meant to be!

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