Thursday, March 03, 2011


Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. ~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

So, we went to agility last night without Dakota. It was very strange ... and I felt a bit lost since it was DD running the other dog last night. I sat for two hours with little to do. Tonight we help with beginning agility, and once again have to leave the dog behind. Poor puppy.

A funny though: the lady bringing the dog DD was running brought her own dog in as well, funniest looking thing I've ever seen. I asked what he was and she told me to guess. I said, "Lab / Corgi." because he probably weighed 25 lbs, was the color of a yellow lab with a big head and had the shortest legs.

She said, "Nope. Pit Bull / Dachshund."

I'm still trying to wrap my head around that one... that took some serious determination (and I really, really hope the the Pit Bull was the mama).

Spring is definitely on its way here -- we're having ADD weather: it's warm, it's cold, it rains, it snows. Yesterday we had it all in one day. Started out clear and warm (for us ... in the 40s), then the wind kicked in, brought in a cold front that included a pretty decent snow squall. Today it's freezing, with highs expected in the teens, but this weekend they're saying it'll be almost 50.

:::shakes head:::

The "joys" of the northeast.

I am planning my garden though. I want to have more room this year, and was thinking about expanding my garden -- but opted not to. Digging anywhere here is a massive undertaking... they don't call it the Granite State for nothing. Instead, I've decided that I'm going to use my annual flower beds and plant pretty veggies. So far I've gotten suggestions for decorative kale (which is also edible), rainbow Swiss chard, eggplant, scarlet runner beans, and banana peppers. I need stuff that won't take up TOO much room, but still looks nice and we can eat it. Anyone have more ideas?


You Should Have a Pink Laptop

You are disciplined and organized. You know what you want, and you know how to go after it.

You are very prudent. You think carefully before you act. You're a big believer in sleeping on decisions.

Because you are quiet and sweet, others tend to underestimate your abilities.

You are strong and a force to be reckoned with. You are one of the most determined people around.

Except for this: Because you are quiet and sweet..." it's pretty close to right. I've been called a lot of things, but quiet and sweet aren't two of them.



Maria Zannini said...

Good call on the eggplant. Eggplant is so pretty as a decorative veggie.

Since you have such a long cool season you can also do spinach, carrots and Brussels sprouts.

Dru said...

Not today - it was 22 degrees.

You Should Have a Silver Laptop

You are a friendly and honest person. You are open with everyone you meet.

You are excited about the future and technological advances. You love shiny new gadgets.

You have progressive ideals, and you truly want the world to be a better place.

You may not show it easily, but you have a lot of compassion in your heart for others.

This is accurate.

Have a good Thursday.

Angelina Rain said...

I hope Dakota gets better. Poor puppy.

I bet that mutt looked very cute. Some of them look better then the purebreds in my opinion. My own puppy is a mutt and he’s golden retriever and border collie. He has the collie’s size and appearance with the retriever’s coat color and tail.

I’m planning my garden too. I want to have a veggie garden but I want one that would be better than the one I had last year. Last year all my veggies turned out to be squishy and many would rot before even becoming ripe. I’m a horrible gardener.

Brandy said...

I am thinking of what we want to plant this year as well. I know tomatoes, but can't seem to think much past that and sunflowers. *g* I would suggest strawberries because their little flowers are so cute, but those suckers love to "travel".

I am a Pink Laptop as well. It's accurate.

I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Tori Lennox said...

A pit bull/dachshund, huh? That does sound like a funny combination!

The weather is crazy all over. Still.

Liz Fichera said...

I envy your garden. I plant in the fall/winter. It just gets too hot here in the summer.