We totally should have set up a camera for time-lapse footage. Oh well.
Aaaaaand, that brings us roughly up to speed!
While we slept last night, our entire region was pummeled with snow! We kept gleefully looking out the windows at the back of the house to watch the snow blow around and drift, and this morning we were greeted with the following scenes:
I live pretty close to downtown, and my street is still pretty much impassable. A plow made one sweep down the street, carving a sidewalk-sized path in the street with 4′ drifts on either side. Since I don’t trust my little Escort to make the trek to work, and all of the bus lines are shut down, I’m housebound for the day! It’s too bad we weren’t able to snag more supplies for the basement remodel yesterday before we were snowed in, but we’re still making really good progress.
Sorry about not updating very often. I had a semi-difficult courseload during the Spring semester, and school kind of ate my brain. Luckily, the garden didn’t mind my lack of updates one bit. Take a look!
As I said before, we grew a bunch of veggie plants up from heirloom seeds we got from Baker Creek Seeds. While most of the flower seeds we got from them didn’t do much, the veggies are flourishing. I was really scared that all of the tomatoes weren’t going to survive the chilly weather we had right after we transplanted them into the ground. They stalled for what seems like forever! My boss told me that they’d pick up after it got really hot and sunny for a few days, and she was totally right.
We ended up supplementing our heirloom plants with a few from the local hardware store, since our hot peppers didn’t seem to be faring too well and I wanted some more herb varieties.
We’ve also got some volunteer oregano from last year that’s come back with a vengeance, some mint that doesn’t taste/smell very minty (weird), and a few other goodies. In case you’re craving some full-yard shots, here you go (ignore the weeds!):