Sunday, March 28, 2010

At least it is not snowing

It is not unusual for us to get a wet snow in March, but we are almost to the end of the month without it.  I don't mind the rain - we are a bit behind in precipitation this year - and it gives me an excuse to stay inside.

Last weekend I borrowed my neighbor's truck, and my SO and I brought home the scratch 'n dent freezer from Wisman's.

If you look at the lower right area of the door, you can see where we added to the damage.  We also neglected to secure the door, and on the way home; it blew open and the user manual disappeared before we could find a place to stop.  Fortunately, with the magic of the Web, I was able to download a new one.  And now that the freezer is in situ, I am finding it just noisy enough that I may end up moving it out to the garage, because the manual said, while the freezer is not meant to withstand temps above 110 degrees, temps below 32 are okay.  My garage never gets that hot and rarely falls below freezing.

We also brought home the cabinet/hutch from Furniture Crafts.

I still have not secured the hutch part to the cabinet part.  That involves drilling holes, something I have to be in the right frame of mind to do.  Then I will install the shelves and load that baby up.

And I bought a new mower (no pic, but we all know what Toros look like, right?)  It is basically the same model as my old mower (Personal Pace), but ten years newer.  It also has some improved features, like easy switch to mulch mode, easier bag handling, etc.  Crescent Avenue Gardens did not want my old mower - they don't take trade-ins anymore - so I am having it serviced and may sell/give it away.

Even though it is raining today, we have had enough nice weather to bring out the early signs of spring.  

This crocus (sorry for the lousy focusing job) has been nibbled by rabbits.

I can't seem to have enough daffodils.  They are popping up in places I forgot I planted them. 

The "naturalized" ones in the 3B (bird, butterfly, and bees) garden are so dense I am making tentative plans to lift and separate the bulbs this fall.

The garlic definitely survived the winter. 

This is my first time growing garlic.  I am anxious to see how it turns out.

Back inside, the parsley is showing signs of spittle bugs.

According to my sources (the Web), spittle bugs don't do any real damage.

"Can we go out and play?"

Soon.  Real soon.

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