Monday, January 26, 2009

Comin' up Roses

There's a lot a great weekend can do for you...restore your spirit, put a spring in your step, roses in your cheeks. And we had one of those at Chez BirdBrain. Relaxing, cozy, fun...We got lots of snow, dog sat for friends (and boy did the kiddo love having a big dog around the house again!), watched movies, cooked delicious food...It didn't even matter that we are totally broke until payday...and that's saying something.

And now its almost the end of January and HOLY SHIT how did that happen? Realistically this means only 2 months more of real winter. Yay!

I'm already thinking about spring and whether or not I want to attempt a small vegetable garden this year. It will be the first time so I have lots of work and research to do. Hell, I don't even know what will grow here. But I think it would be lots of fun both for me and for Otto if we can actually coax something edible out of the dry Wyoming dirt...


Mackenzie said...

I found lettuce and radishes do well with very little soil amendment. If you're willing to put in a bunch of compost, or if you already have great soil, there are tons of things you can grow. Note also that you can get a second crop of a lot of cool-weather veggies (leafy greens, carrots, radishes, etc.) in the fall. One of my neighbors even grew a plot of corn, and some really nice looking squash.

Longer growing things, like tomatoes, can be grown too, but you have to get a headstart by starting them indoors, and then make sure you properly acclimate them gradually before they go outside full time.

Of course, a hotbox is always an option, but I haven't gone that far yet.

Birdie said...

thanks for the input! maybe you should come over this spring and help me plan!