gleeful grandiva

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GROWING A VEGGIE GARDEN

VEGGIE GARDEN OR BUST -ARE WE DOOMED TO EAT SUPERMARKET SALAD?

The excitement of springtime always brings a little insanity to our neck of the woods, which is the only thing to account for the Quirky Quest I’m giving myself and Hubby this month – growing a veggie garden.

This will be about the fifth time we have tried to grow our own food.

Like I said, spring time insanity; but also the confidence gained from half decent citrus (limes, lemonades, and mandarins) crops this year. We must be getting better.

To be fair to us, we are surrounded by many trees and therefore do not have many spaces that get the required six hours plus of sunlight per day.

I also think there may have been an issue with remembering to water from time to time.

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DAFFODILS – PLANTING HAPPINESS

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 HOW TO PLANT SOME HAPPINESS – CELEBRATING DAFFODILS

We had the bleakest few weeks here in the lovely Blue Mountains during the middle of July. It was unusually cold with temperatures lower than they had been recorded in five years and amazing snow falls over the top of the mountains (about 30 minutes’ drive from our humble home). There was so much snow that some roads and schools were closed and the rail service was affected.

I grant you that snow is beautiful and amazing (I spent the first four years of my life in Michigan, USA and I remember snowy winters). One of my daughters in law went up the mountain with her hubby and kids to see and play in snow for the first time in her life. They all had so much fun and the smiles on their faces (we saw the pics) were heart-warming. But that was the only thing that was warm!  I’m not a fan of cold weather. And we were not getting the beautiful winter wonderland snow here, just grey skies and cold. I was feeling sad. Then I walked into our front yard and saw its first daffodil of the season and my spirits lifted, my heart swelled and my smile was huge. This was sunshine in the bleakness. This was a reminder that spring was yet to come. Amazing how one little flower can make you so incredibly happy.

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