Friday, May 06, 2022

My Happy Place

I am amazed at how well Michael is doing after having his tooth pulled. It gives me a bit of confidence about considering having my wisdom teeth out. LOL  In any event, Michael was up and at an appointment with Allie and I and then spent the afternoon building a shelf in the greenhouse. I love it, it turned out well. He also dug a few persistent weeds out for me. LOL 

Meanwhile, I set about planting seeds. I only got 288 plants going. I need to get more soil/starter and the seeds I bought last week are missing. The ones from Baker's Creek were here so I got some of them started. 

I started 2 kinds of pumpkin, Delicata Squash, Dragon's Egg cucumber, Kabocha Squash, Bonny Best tomatoes, Royal Golden watermelon, Strawberry watermelon, Chinese Red Noodle Beans, and two kinds of Brussel Sprouts under the lights. I plan to move them out to the greenhouse when I see how warm it stays out there overnight. The broccoli, cauliflower, kale, sweet peas, cabbage and herb seeds are still missing.  I am not sure where tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and beans will be grown this year...but I'm starting them and will figure it out. I could also put tomatoes in containers and maybe grow them on the shelf when the seedlings are all planted? Would they be too heavy?  I could cover a bed with plastic for bush beans....cucumbers, however, will be tricky. 

I planned to plant beets, lettuces and carrots directly into the beds tomorrow. I know it's before the last frost, but I keep hearing cold crops will be o.k. if I direct seed them now... but now Michael says snow is predicted for Sunday night or Monday. What do you all think? 

I can't explain how much I LOVE being warm. It was a good call not to put shelves on both sides of the greenhouse. This allows for a CHAIR....once something starts growing it will be a slice of heaven. 

Baachan's happy place...

Michael had the door open all afternoon and it was 70* inside. There is a thermostat and fan to keep things cool if it gets too warm....which I can't imagine just yet. 

A Very Good Friday

 Friday commenced with an early morning zoom followed by Breakfast study with Stacia at 0700. 

We rushed home and I got a few things done, checked on Michael and Grandpa and then raced out the door for Allie and Stacia's hair appointment.  Stacia cracked me up - a writer's going to write! She is writing the end of a novel she's been working on....and we can't wait to read the ENDING. 

Stacia post hair cut 

Allie and I were not nearly as productive.  Note the circles under the eyes - a typical Alaskan thing in the summer....the sun is always up...who wants to sleep a minute of it away? 

Allie pre-hair cut

We came back home again and before we knew it it was time to head out again for an appointment with Allie. 

While we were on our way home CoRielle texted and asked if they and a young friend of theirs could come by for a play date!  Wibbly Wobbly Acres park is not fully functional yet, but we love having the grands and their friends over. 

Benny was quick to pick us all flowers! 

Benny pulled out the kids' picnic table and Cory, Arielle, Danny and his buddy (note I am not showing face or name as I haven't gotten permission from his parents) promptly took advantage of it. 

Danny LOVES the horse noises....

Benny is into pirates this week. He has attempted to get everyone he meets to play pirates. The girls were happy to engage his imagination. He called me a Baachan pirate and I had sharp teeth and growled. The play structure was the pirate ship. 

Danny is unconcerned about pirates! 

Go get em, Danny. He's about to take off and chase after Benny. 

When the excitement of the play date was over, and everyone had gone home, the kids continued their inside excitement...reading, writing, researching. 

Michael and I worked on another project - but I'll do a separate post on our activities. We met for dinner - YoYo (Your On Your Own)...the guys are settling down for the night as they work at 0500.  The rest of us are waiting for Grandpa to finish dinner so we can watch an episode of The Chosen. 

It's been a very good Friday.