Sunday, May 27, 2018

5/27/18
Today is a new day.  Begin it by giving thanks to our Lord.

Sunny, 48 degrees with a light NE breeze.  Some clouds today with a high of 66, a brisk SE breeze and a low of 44 tonight.  Cloudy tomorrow with a south breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 53.  The chance of thundershowers  for tomorrow night has dropped from 80% to 40%.  Sunny Tuesday with a NNW wind, a high of 76 and a low of 47. Sunny Wednesday with a NW breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 50.  Sunny Thursday with a WSW breeze, a high of 86 and a low of 56.  Partly cloudy Friday with a brisk SE breeze, a high of 82 and a low of 56.  Mostly cloudy Saturday with an ESE breeze, a high of 75 and a low of 53.  Partly cloudy next Sunday with a NE breeze, a high of 72 and a low of 48. Partly cloudy Next Monday with a north breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 47.  highs will be in the mid seventies the rest of the week into the weekend of the 9th and 10th with lows in the low fifties.  The only moisture forecast is a chance of showers June 8th.
      Darel spent most of the day sitting in his chair at the greenhouse .  He does enjoy sitting out there!  We aren't going to church today.  Partly because I need to do some watering before customers come.  Partly because the closed sign seems to have no meaning.  I'm closed and look out and there are customers walking around. waiting for me to walk out and wait on them.  Today people will be anxious to get their Memorial Day flowers.
      A very busy day yesterday My plants are very thankful for soaker hoses and automatic watering systems.  As soon as I water the display area this morning I'm going to se sprinklers up on the shade plants under the apple trees.  If i get caught up on watering I'm going to lay a soaker hose on the raspberries and blue berries to give them a soaking.  Unless it looks like that tropical storm comes this way.  Everything I plant is mulched to prevent weeds and conserve moisture.
     I'm so glad I got the ponds cleaned.  I haven't had chance to look at the garden pond but the kitchen garden is full of birds.  There always seems to be some on the edge of the pond.
     .Enjoy this day, yesterday is past and tomorrow has not come.  Sally

Saturday, May 26, 2018

5/26/18
Gardening is the art that uses plants and flowers as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.

Sun shining through clouds, 66 degrees, light north breeze.  Chance of showers this morning.  A brisk north breeze today with a high of 69, dropping to 45 tonight.  Partly cloudy tomorrow with a SE breeze, a high of 67 and a low of 45.  Cloudy Monday with a brisk south breeze, a high of 62 and a low of 43. Partly cloudy Tuesday with a NW wind, a high of 75 and a low of 48.  Partly cloudy Wednesday with a west breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 51.  Partly cloudy Thursday with a brisk SW breeze, a high of 88 and a low of 60.  Possible afternoon showers Friday with a SE breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 55.  Cloudy next Saturday with a NE breeze, a high of 70 and a low of 47.  Partly cloudy next Sunday with a NE breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 47.  highs in the low seventies the week of June 3rd, lows about fifty.  Chance of showers midweek.
     Darel's oxygen was 91 yesterday morning, the CNA blamed it on Thursday night's "event".  it slowly got better as the day went by.  Doug took him for a ride in the afternoon.  Last night Heather and Mike took us to supper at Countryside.  A peaceful night last night.
     A busy day yesterday.  Warm winds made lots of watering necessary.  Hummingbirds ran out of food.  Usually they leave the feeders when the horse chestnut tree is in bloom but the warm winds must have made them thirsty.  Lots of plants left for their new home.  I didn't get many plants planted.  Maybe today.
     Sweet potato slips came.  I'll heel a few in pots in case some customers want to try them.  And try to get mine planted.
     Have a good day, Sally
     

Friday, May 25, 2018

5/25/18
Forgiving doesn't mean we are weak, it means we are free from bitterness.

 48 degrees, some clouds with a west breeze.  Hot today with a high of 86.  Strong WSW winds will make it seem cooler.  Dropping to 60 tonight with shower likely overnight and tomorrow morning. Cloudy and 71 tomorrow afternoon with a brisk NNE breeze, dropping to 45 tomorrow night.  Cloudy Sunday with a SE breeze, a high of 62 and a low of 45.  Cool Monday with a SSE breeze, a high of 60 some showers and a low of 52.  Some sun Tuesday with a NNW wind, a high of 76 and a low of 47.  Mostly sunny Wednesday with a west breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 53.  Still sunny Thursday with a brisk SSW breeze, a high of 84 and a low of 58.  Mostly cloudy next Friday with a west breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 55. Possible showers next Saturday, mostly cloudy next Sunday, with a NE breeze,  highs of 72 and  lows of 52.   Pleasant the week of June 4th with highs in the seventies and lows in the fifties.
    Darel had a pleasant day yesterday, tired from doing so much Wednesday.  Only walked out to the greenhouse once.  He did ride with me when I went for a haircut.
     Another day where i was busy all day but not sure what was done.  Watering, watering always gets done.  Washing clothes and running the dishwasher now because in a few minutes i'm going to go turn on the automatic waters on the perennials.
     I did cover the hostas with remay.  My tick patrol hens were thinking they wanted hosta salad with the ticks and other assorted bugs they are eating.
     I expect to see lots of customers today.  We are putting out the cucumber and squash plants.  I still hope to get some planting done.
Enjoy your day, Sally

Thursday, May 24, 2018

5/24/18
We have a choice each day.  I choose to be Thankful, I choose to feel Blessed and I choose to be Happy.

38 degrees when i got up, 40 now. clean and calm.  Some clouds today with a high of 66 and a low of 49, with a WSW breeze.  
some clouds and hot tomorrow.  A high of 85 with a west wind, dropping to 62 tomorrow night.  Mostly cloudy Saturday with a stiff north breeze, a high of 72 and a low of 46.  Cloudy Sunday with a SE breeze, a high of 60 and a low of 46.  Occasional showers Monday, Memorial Day with a light SE breeze, a high of 59 and a low of 51.  Morning clouds/afternoon sun Tuesday with a stiff NW breeze and a high of 75.  The low that was forecast for Tuesday night is now up to 49, close to fifty.  The "magic" night time low for for vegetables that don't do well with chilly nights.  Pleasant and very warm the rest of next week.  Remaining pleasant the first week in June with highs in the seventies and lows in the fifties.
     Yesterday was a good day.  Rachael tended the greenhouse so Darel and I could go to the lunch at church.  Brian was here to help her most of the time we were gone.  No customers came why Darel and Gilbert were tending the greenhouse.  Tamarra and a customer came at the same time letting them off the hook!  In the evening we went to a graduation dinner at Happy China.  Lots of help and visiting made for a pleasant evening.
     Black flies tried to make up for lost time yesterday.  Darel has been wearing shorts, easier to get on.  He doesn't feel the black flies biting so it is long pants today,  And I'll give in and put some dope on.  Not this morning, my house is a shambles and I'm going to go get my hair trimmed why Tamarra is here.  
     Lil Mike is going to take care of watering, I'm going to try to plant in between customers.  Notice how all the forecast showers seem to be drying up?  We'll continue to plant with soaker hoses and mulch.
      Have a good day, Sally

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

5/23/18
Never wish anyone pain.  That's not what you are.If someone causes pain they have pain.  Pray for their healing.

Some clouds, a light SE breeze and 52 degrees.  Partly cloudy, thundershowers likely this afternoon.  A high of 69 with a strong NW wind.  Dropping to 40 tonight.  Sunny tomorrow with a WNW breeze, a high of 67 and a low of 49.  Partly cloudy Friday with a west wind, a high of 86 and a low of 61.  Showers Saturday with a NNE breeze, a high of 69 and a low of 46.  Occasional showers Sunday afternoon, more likely Sunday evening, an ESE breeze with a high of 56 and a low of 46.  Cloudy Memorial Day with a SE breeze, a high of 65 and a low of 53.  Starting Memorial Day night time temperatures are forecast to be warm enough to plant crops that like warmth.PM showers possible Tuesday with a WNW breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 52.  Sunny next Wednesday with a NNW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 51.  Sunny next Thursday with a stiff west breeze, a high of 81 and a low of 56.  Partly cloudy for the 1st of June with a WNW breeze, a high of 78 and a low of 54.  Scattered thunderstorms for the weekend of June 2ed and 3rd, showers on Monday.
     Darel had another good day yesterday.  His pulse was lower but he still walked out to the greenhouse twice and sat in his chair visiting.  Rachael is coming down so that we can go to the church lunch today.  Later this afternoon he and Gilbert are going to try to help customers why I go to the doctors.  People are concerned, asking why I go to the doctors every three weeks.  I was born with one leg shorter than the other.  It never bothered me til i got older.  Now my back sips out of place and my ribs rest on my hip so I need to be put back in place.  Pretty easy fix!
     Both ponds are clean and full.  Mud is gone, waterlilies are divided, cat tails thinned, birds are happy, frogs are not.  Frogs like the buildup of mud which is why I only clean the garden pond every few years.  But if i left it the pond would fill up.  Now to get the flowers planted around the pond.  Last year the ponds were neglected, weeds and grass moved in.
      Bees and hummingbirds like the running water in the garden pond.  I have a pan of water by the bee hives with an automatic waterer and rocks in it.  the bee keeper checked my bees last night and said they are doing great.
      Have a good day, Sally

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

5/22/18
We were created to make someone's life better.  Somebody needs what we can give-our smile, our love, our encouragement.

Calm, some clouds and 46 degrees.  mostly cloudy today with a stiff south breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 51.  Rain tomorrow, thunderstorms likely late in the day.  A NW wind with a high of 67 and a low of 39.  Partly cloudy Thursday with a WNW breeze, a high of 66 and a low of 48.  Partly cloudy Friday with a stiff west breeze, a high of 79 and a low of 58. Cloudy Saturday with a NNE breeze, a high of 73 and a low of 48.  Showers Sunday with n east breeze, a high of 60 and a low of 43.  Mostly sunny Memorial Day with a brisk SSE breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 46.Cloudy next Tuesday with a brisk SW breeze, a high of 72 and a low of 53.  Pleasant the last few days in May and the first weekend in June with highs in the seventies and lows in the fifties.  Finally warm enough to plant warm weather crops!
      Yesterday was a good day. Not only were Darel's pulse up where they should be but Gilbert set up the new chair on a platform by the greenhouse so he could rise up out of it easily.  Using his walker Darel walked out to the greenhouse (and back) three times where he sat and visited.  Took some naps and went to bed early but a very pleasant day.
      Michael cleaned the kitchen pond for me.  So much nicer to look at and I feel better knowing the birds have clean water.  I got the outside hoses at the house hooked up.  With the sun and wind we were quickly back to watering.  Lots more plants left yesterday, fewer to water.  
     Tamara will be here today.  I plan to plant celery, parsley, lettuce and some of my flowers. The flowers that I'm afraid of selling out of so that i don't have them to plant for myself.There isn't much celery left either.
     Have a good day, Sally

Monday, May 21, 2018

5/21/18
Gardening builds stronger bones and helps you sleep better.

 Total rain:.60inches.  46 degrees, clear with a light NW breeze that will become a wind today with a high of 75, dropping to 46 tonight.  Cloudy tomorrow with a south breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 48.Rain early Wednesday with thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Stiff NW breezes with a high of 71 and a low of 42.  Mostly cloudy Thursday with a WNW breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 48.  Still cloudy Friday with a brisk NW breeze, a high of 74 and a low of 52.  Partly cloudy Saturday with an ENE breeze, a high of 71 and a low of 51.  50% chance of showers Sunday with a brisk SSE breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 55.  40% chance of showers Monday, Memorial Day, with a west breeze, a high of 67 and a low of 50.  Partly cloudy next Tuesday with a NNW breeze, a high of 68 and a low of 46.  Pleasant the rest of the week with highs in the seventies and lows in the fifties.
     Darel had a pleasant day yesterday.  We went to Sunday School in the morning .Riteaid on Broadway is closing and had wicker type chairs 50% off.  When I closed we went to town and bought two.  We'll set one up at the greenhouse so Darel can get in and out of it easily.  That way he can visit with us and customers.  We can give him a ride out to the greenhouse in the truck if he isn't up to walking out with his walker.
     I didn't get too much done yesterday afternoon beyond watering the greenhouses and helping customers.  Lets hope today is different, there will be plenty of wind to keep away the black flies!.
     So far the weasel hasn't found the pullets.
     Enjoy your day, Sally