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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Monday, April 15, 2019


I've been busy enjoying my retirements and not physically exerting myself too much. I planted seeds and I wanted to document how they are doing. I always plant more than I need because they are so small until they grow and then I have too many. lol... I do that every year. I didn't plant tomato seeds this year because we were over-run by tomatoes last year... I may buy a few plant varieties from the grower for my own vegetable garden to have some handy.

I had some old Morning Glories seeds that I wanted to see if they were still good and I planted them in the same pot with the ginger roots, along with some other old seeds. The Morning Glory and the carrots grew but nothing else came up. I pulled out the carrots as they were spindly. As you can see the ginger and the Morning Glory are doing very well.

I bought a sweet basil plant at our local nursery to speed up my basil crop

I took cuttings of the basil plant and rooted them in water in a sunny window.

Here they are at different stages of rooting and to my surprise, the tiniest cutting had more roots.

Here they are potted. I planted some Sweet Basil seeds also just because I love pesto so much.

Here is the progress of my Geraniums.

And Bada Boon begonias that are just emerging.

some Impatient seedlings

Gypsy Broccoli sprouts,

These are Brussel sprouts, I also planted cauliflower seeds and some other seeds but no photos yet because my camera battery died.

If you remember last fall, my sewing machine broke and I inquired about getting it fixed. I found a lady who would look at it but she charges $99.00 to have a look at it. To have it repaired she would have to send it away and it would cost more.  So I bought a new one at Canadian Tire on sale for probably less than it would have cost me to get the other one fixed.  It's just a basic sewing machine since I don't sew much.

Our snow is almost all gone and I've been cleaning some of my flowerbeds but I took Sunday off as a day of rest even though it was nice and sunny. Today is wet and cool.

I wish you all a HAPPY EASTER and some good weather.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, it is much appreciated.
Hugs, Julia