21 March 2014

Fragment Friday - C'mon Spring!

Devils Tower

1.  For spring we get - snow. Why am I not surprised? I'm going to ignore and wait for the seeds I ordered to come in the mail. Almost as good as waiting for yarn. Almost...

2.  I'm thinking of putting new windows in the house. Looking at fiberglass instead of vinyl. Anyone had any experience with windows and what the frames are made of? And who knew glass could be so expensive? But as I keep telling myself - they're more energy efficient than what I have now.

3.  The Corgis are relishing the longer daylight hours in the evening. Now when I come home we immediately have to go out and play fetch for a while.  Because their smiling faces make me smile.
4.  Spackled over a plot hole in my Second Undone Fantasy Novel. Now maybe I can get on with writing the next chapter or two. I found I can't write when nagging inconsistencies are lurking on the horizon. Good excuse, don't you think?

5.  Moving forward with my plan to do raised bed garden boxes. Leaning toward square foot gardening. Only monkey wrench is I need dirt to fill boxes. Lots of dirt. I see a shovel and a wheelbarrow in my future. Any suggestions for vegetables to plant? Oh, and anyone have experience with raspberry canes?


Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Maybe spring is a state of mind more than a state of weather....for now. We have raspberries and we're still learning. What we've learned is that they're invasive, so be ruthless in yanking out the ones you don't want. But we still haven't figured out the best way to over-winter them. They came back with lush growth last year after we cut off the weak canes the prior fall, but the harvest wasn't very large last summer, so I'm not sure what we did wrong. Research time. We get compost delivered for our raised beds every couple of years and we have great luck with cherry tomatoes, squash, and herbs. Jalapenos last year were spectacular. Good luck!

Constance Brewer said...

Raspberries sound complicated. But I do love them so.... Will read up on them.
Just waiting for clear weather so I can build boxes and get dirt. Seeds are ordered!

Carla said...

Squash, courgettes (zucchini on your side of the Pond?), tomatoes, onions, garlic. Herbs are always worth growing.
We grow raspberry canes and haven't had problems, but generally the winters here (UK) aren't as harsh as you get in Wyoming. As Kathleen says, they send up suckers all over the place, so be warned.

Constance Brewer said...

I will consider myself warned on raspberries and canes. :)
I have seeds and now all we need is the snow to quit. March in Wyoming is a tease.

Carla said...

Leeks might be another vegetable to consider adding to your list, if you like them but have trouble getting them.
Good luck!