Thursday, February 23, 2012

Christmas Kayaks

We bought each other kayaks for Christmas. We have only had one really great day since then that we were able to try them out. It was so awesome. Check out the water....the water was so clear all winter long that the fish wouldn't even bite cause they could see us :))).

Favorite sunsets from the bay last summer/fall

These were two of my favorites. I probably have 200 more awesome sunset pictures. We have actually turned sunset into an event when we are at the bay.

It's been too long

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I've updated my blog. Such a busy summer/fall/winter. I am ready to get back into this so I will start by telling what I have been working on currently. I am back into my vegetable garden. Mike and I installed raised beds last year and put fresh compost in them and proceeded to kill everything that didn't die from the drought. I was determined and convinced that the compost was too hot and would be just right for a fall garden and I was right. I have grown broccoli, cauliflower, collards, enough beets to can 16 pints, cabbage, green onions, spinach, and a whole bed of lettuce varieties. With the mild winter, I was able to play in the garden all winter.

I am so excited about my spring garden. I planted potatoes on ground hog day. They started popping through today. I have two tomato plants that I planted a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday the patio tomato had blooms exciting. I planted more spinach today, I think it will grow off before it gets too hot.

I planted a bunch of tomato and pepper seeds and am trying to get them sturdy enough for transplanting. I said I would never do this again, but I am. I bought a grow light for them this week.

Mike went to Home Depot this week and couldn't pass up the grape vines, so now we are building a fence and putting in a grape and berry orchard. We also planted 2 peach trees, 2 satsuma oranges, and a fig tree. I also found some asparagus roots that I am going to try out. That is a long term project as it takes 2 years to get the goods.