March 15, 2006

In Other News

Now that health concerns have ceased to be, well, concerning, I can get back to doing the things I want to do and need to do. In the want to do category, I've been pulling out dandelions and wild onions. I made a huge amount of progress last year and really don't see that many of either one out there any more. Violets are another story and a cause for another year. In other gardening matters, my daffodils, hyacinths, vinca, pansies and a few other things I wish I'd labelled are blooming. The tulips are coming soon, as is the creeping phlox.

The yard would look nicer though, if my husband had mowed the winter rye back in January when it first started needing it. Now it looks like we're trying to raise a crop of rye. I hear from my sources that it will get mowed this weekend. Otherwise, I think I'll have to report us as a codes violation to get things moving along.

Inside the house, we're doing okay with projects although with only slightly over a month to go until the home tour, I think we may be doomed. The morning room is finished and returned to order -- or at least it's normal chaos. Photos will follow eventually. We've also painted the wall between the kitchen and the morning room and the wall going up the stairs. We have one more kitchen wall to paint, which I think I may start this evening. That still leaves the dining room, hallway, upstairs bath and one bedroom to paint. Not to mention cleaning inside and out, and general maintanence and upkeep. Are we crazy? You bet.


Once just hope Boy doesn't shock everyone at the Hippy German School by pronouncing how his parents have too much rye.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 15, 2006 02:03 PM

It might be worse if one of the kidlets said that to their Bible class teachers.

Posted by: Jordana at March 15, 2006 03:41 PM

I'd love to come help you paint, if your time frame were a little wider. I actually like to paint (except the summer where from Memorial Day to Labor Day I did my living room and dining room, a friend's living, dining and sun rooms, and my own bedroom - twice - too much in too short a time!)

Posted by: Diane at March 15, 2006 06:33 PM

Wild onions stink! They're like crabgrass - you pull it out but enough "babies" are left in the ground to continue their propogandizing (is that a word?). Agent Orange is tempting ...

It has not happened for a few years, but I can remember a time when the milk you bought from the store would have an "off" taste, and it would coincide with early spring and wild onions sprouting.

Posted by: MarcV at March 16, 2006 11:19 AM

Marc, I make sure I dig out all the wee, tiny little bulbs. Generally the return rate of wild onions in my yard is small, but the sneaky things always have a few buddies I missed the year before in some other part of the yard.

Posted by: Jordana at March 16, 2006 11:58 AM