Monday, April 11, 2011

The latest additions

 We had some new arrivals today and over the weekend.
First, today's newcomers:
A pair of cranberry vines.  They don't have to be grown in a bog. They get only 10 inches tall and spread out to be 2-3 feet wide each.  I LOVE cranberries but never thought I could grow them here.  We'll see how they do.
And then, over the weekend, I made a few plant purchases.  Two for the Goth Garden.  One is a red climbing rose that we plan to have vine up over an arbor and then this really cool guy (or gal):
It's a twisty rush.  J16 really wants a Devil's Walking Stick bush but they are so expensive.  This looked like a less expensive alternative to add some interesting texture to the garden.  It is perennial and should form a 2 foot tuft of spiral grass.  Pretty fun.
I actually had some time to get outside today to enjoy the weather.  I woke up this morning about 3 am with a migraine so didn't go in to work.  After some drugs and sleeping until 10 I felt much more human and was able to get out and clear off the herb beds, goth garden and the hostas along the garage.
I also did some measurement and planning for the chicken coop.  The current chicks (The Fab Four!) are almost 2 weeks old so we really need to get that coop built.  The new batch of chicks arrive the first week of May so we need to get a move on.  I did get the rough plan made and I'm happy with it.   I just need to sit down with V and finalize the plans and figure out how we will run the roof lines since the coop and run will be right up against the west side of the shop.
Now, I'm exhausted.  I'm still nursing a nagging headache that the sun today didn't help. I had to wear my sunglasses because the brightness made my head spin this afternoon. But, it was worth it to be outside in the spring.
I have so much to do here- I don't want to go to work tomorrow!


  1. Hi Judy,

    Please keep us posted on how the cranberry does. I love cranberries and freeze a huge quantity every fall. I relish the thought of growing my own!

  2. I can't wait to see those cranberries growing in your garden! I got one of those Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks last year for $15, I had no place for it but have always loved them, so it's in a big pot LOL

  3. I got a pair of those cranberries too! I'm very excited but so far have simply repotted them until I can find the perfect spot. Sounds like the chicken housing is coming along too. Nothing like chicks on the way to motivate.

  4. I love hearing about the chicks. We just found out we are not able to have chickens in the community that we rented in so I am going to experience my chick craving through you this year. Keep the pictures coming.


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