One of our two blueberry plants we planted last year died, so this year we’re being a little more careful about acclimating the new ones.

The one that survived the winter is barely holding on so I’m glad we have these as well.



While Redflare worked on the tree I started tilling the garden a little. I had to stop along the way because she needed assistance, but I was pretty happy with my progress for how short I was doing it.


Moar Apples

One of these days we’ll have a lot of apples in our yard… and shade.

One of these days.

This “Red Rome Bueaty” apple tree seems to like its new home next to the driveway. Should nicely provide some shade to the house in the afternoons and evenings when it grows too.

Expected size is ten feet tall and potentially ten feet round so we made sure to put it far enough away from both driveway and garage to accomodate it.

(That other garage in the background is the neighbor’s.)
I fear we’re almost out of yard space for more trees though.


Cat Grass

Because the cats wouldn’t leave our seedlings alone we thought it was time to give them a distraction. Something that they could eat and that we knew would be okay for them.

“Cat grass.”

Once we had it going the floofs took tentative nibbles and eventually seemed to appreciate that we provided an alternative to nibble on.

I think we found our seeds on amazon. Yes, it does just look like regular grass, but supposedly it’s good for them.


Indoor Progress

With it still being too cold out late April the plant starts were at least showing some signs of success inside.

A lot of success.

We’re eager to get them into the ground though.

(Yes, that’s right, picture wise we’re into late April even though post wise we’re on the last day of June.)


Mini Greenhouses

Redflare found this neat trick online where if you put certain “cold weather” seeds outside in recyclable containers like milk cartons or plastic cups they’ll get just enough exposure to outside that they’ll start to grow.

Low and behold, we have kale.

and Spinach!


More Growth

With winter still raging on outside yet it being after Easter it was time to start some more plants since the tomatoes for the most part were doing so well.

A few flowers…

Some celery (yes, that’s an old muffin tin).


And bush beans.

It’s been really neat watching them grow.