Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Flowers in February!I

      Wow! What a winter! Or should I say Spring? One can hardly tell these days! One day its cold, windy, cloudy, rainy. The next day it's warm, sunny and 70! So many fluctuations in a week! Thus, the reason we have flowers blooming outside! Daffodils, shrubs, fruit trees, tulip trees, and so on. In town, there are a lot more blossoms. Out here, not as many. Things seem to bloom much later here on the homestead than in town. I'm not sure why.

      I've been battling sickness for almost two weeks! It's getting old! I don't want to go to the doctor for fear of catching more disease! I think I got this germ when I went to the emergency room to see my Dad. He was having severe pain in his side. It's not like my Dad to go to the emergency room! I don't think he's ever been! So I know he was hurting! They didn't find out what was wrong with him, of course. Our local hospital is not always the most efficient when diagnosing patients. It took my Mom's persistence in calling doctors to get him checked. Finally, a surgeon diagnosed him right away with a hernia! Now what was so hard to determine that? He will be having surgery in early March to have it removed. But I had to go and contact this crud! It has been nasty! I want so bad to be OVER it! I also had the privilege of caring for Riley and Gavyn last week. They are so sweet! I wished I  hadn't been sick while I was caring for them! But they were so good! I miss those little buggers!

      I want so bad to have a good garden this year! I ordered seeds from Baker Creek, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Marie Seeds. These are mostly heirloom seeds that seeds can be saved from. Plus, varieties that can't be purchased at the local farm store or big box store. I also purchased seeds from them. The ones I planted last week have germinated! All but the pepper plants. The temp needs to be warmer for them. I am so excited to see the plants popping up! Now, to get the trailer of woodchips unloaded! I'm not up to that! I'm doing good to do a few things inside. I don't like resting! I want to be doing! Oh well, got to rest to get over this, I guess.

      I hope ya'll stay warm and well! And don't forget to get those seeds started! Have a great week! Blessings from Bama!

Feel better soon Dad!

My one and only daffodil.

Green juice drinkers!

One flower I lacked on the homestead was our state flower, the Camelia. Now I have one! It is the most beautiful flower I have ever seen! Thank you Randy, for my Valentine gift!

You can't see them, but the tea olive tree has little fragrant flowers all over it! Wished I could smell them!

Sprouted seeds!

Just planted.

A plum tree in bloom!
The other part of my Valentine's gift, eight raspberry plants! Thanks Randy!

The trailer that needs emptying. We will need about eight more loads to cover the garden.


  1. Oh sorry to hear you are sick and for your dad. At least they can fix him up. Al just had same surgery in December, he was off work 6 weeks. Love your Valentine gift! Beautiful. Your green juice drinkers are so cute! I want a good garden too this year. Here's hoping we both can get it all accomplished!

    1. Hi Jacky! Thank you! Sinus infections are nasty! Thank you! Yes, here's hoping! Blessings!

  2. Hope your feeling better soon. Raspberry plants were a wonderful Valentine's Day gift! I don't like it when the flowers bloom too early as then we usually get the cold weather again. Poor things. Nancy

    1. Thank you Nancy! Yes, that's true! Have a nice day! Blessings!

  3. Get better soon! I have daffodils blooming all around my little pond. It is so pretty. Yes, this weather has been terrible, cold one day, warm the next.

    1. Hi Becky!
      Thank you! I feel fine, just takes awhile for the symptoms to go away! I'm still having sinus issues! Sorry I didn't check in before now! Off to see your blog! Blessings!

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