Grey days, typical for April. Lisa and I wondered the creek both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. It was good to be out.
We don’t get as much done on the weekend as we used to, but I like to think we take care of the important stuff.
The kids came over yesterday. Scarlett hasn’t been feeling well. It was good to see she was feeling better. She and Cooper helped me take the seedlings from their starter trays and put them in individual pots. Not my favourite part of gardening. I only start plants I can’t get at the nursery. It is a necessary annoyance. Keeping plants alive until they are ready to be planted in the garden is a chore. I am depended on for water, heat and the right light. The plants should realize like everyone else in my life, I just ain’t that dependable!
Haven’t found any wood ticks yet. The garden is waiting to be turned over. The ice is off the small part of the lake. Sap is in the spruce needles and smell good when squeezed between your fingers.
Lisa and I had an argument coming out of the mountains.
Lisa said, You saw a chickadee in the trees beside the creek, coming up, maybe it will be there again.
I said, No it was a chicken.
Lisa said, You said chickadee.
I said, I know what I saw. It was a chicken, a grouse to be exact.
Lisa said, You said chickadee. I was looking for a chickadee.
I answered adamant, No I didn’t. Why would I even point out a chickadee?
Lisa said, Well that’s what you said… maybe you’re starting to stutter.
It is impossible to win an argument with Lisa.
Very fine weekend.
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Chicken…chickadee. Nearly the same spelling. Easy to confuse them in the wild. Maybe you had a ‘senior moment’?
Could be! Lord knows I’ve been wrong before. 🙂
Great photos as always.
Hey Bob, it is a chore tending to those seedlings, but when they are heritage Toms it’s worth it right! Great shots .. Yep, think Lisa won that argument 🙂
Hi Julie, Lisa wins all the arguments. I have to admit she is usually right, the rest of the time she wears me down until I willingly concede. 🙂
Starting seeds and raising plants are not my specialty. Still I do it for those heritage varieties not offered at the garden stores.
How do the olive trees look this year? Will you be able to make some oil?
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The trees look interesting to say the least .. no oil this year that’s for sure!