Saturday, March 26, 2011


After a beautiful week- four days in the high 70's and low 80s - We've got a predicted 4 inches of snow... so now this:

is already covered with two inches of the white stuff.

People have lost their minds whilst driving.

I'm ready for Spring to make up its mind.

We found this:

when we went to check how hot our compost was the other day.  It's not that hot right now, but at least it's nice and toasty for the turtles, since we woke some of them up.

We had snow yesterday, and it melted by the afternoon.  All of my plants looked fine.  I've got loads of seedlings that have just sprouted out there, and I'm hoping that I won't have to replant, but if I do, it'll only set me back by a week or so.   We only had a half an inch on them yesterday, I'm thinking they won't like 4.  I was able to cover half of the garden with some plastic, but I don't really trust it.  Only time will tell.

 I planted some more lettuce seeds today, and cleaned out the Aerogarden for a fresh start. Some of the roots are amazing!  That is obviously JUST roots, because there was no dirt!  This was the basil plant that I've been using. It was growing way too fast, so I decided to try to get some cuttings from it to root.  They're close!


  1. Boy the weather has just be so unsettled every where!

    I have to ask, what kind of turtles do you have and how to you tend to them?

  2. Robin- It sure has!

    We have box turtles, and they are kept outside in a fenced area for them, where we keep our compost pile. They hibernate in it during the winter. The space gets both shade and sun, and we "mist" it on really hot days to keep it humid. They're pretty amazing creatures, they eat all kinds of things, but particularly enjoy earth worms. We've even seen them eat a dead bird that landed back there. They get a lot of veggies too, they love tomatoes! We supplement them with some calcium powder periodically, as well.

  3. I feel your pain! 82 here last week, now 40's every day and expecting SNOW tomorrow!

  4. WOW! those roots are amazing!! How have the cuttings turned out?
    On another, totally unrelated note, I have the exact same countertop in my kitchen.. :P

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Wendy- The cuttings have turned outu really well! It took a while for them to root, but I had read that it would take 2-3 weeks, so I waited patiently. They desperately need to go into the ground or a pot, but I just haven't gotten to it. I'll have to take some pictures and post them! Thanks for stopping by yourself! :)