Showing posts from March, 2020

A Story of Rosebud my part-Corgi Four Legged Friend

There is always a story and these photos are no different. I am working on the history of the Central Missouri Master Gardeners.  I have a large safe that was stuck in the corner out of the way.  The other day I pulled it out and took out items, did scanning, put items back in but still not finished. The safe is now sitting in the middle of my computer room. Actually, it's Mary's do everything room. Computer, knitting, crocheting, drawing, you get the picture.  I turned around, just now, and saw Rosebud, sleeping on the floor.  What's so unusual about that? Nothing, unless you add in, there are two dog beds, and the fact that she found the space where the safe used to reside! Her head is on one of the dog blankets that was adorning the top of the safe. It fell and was partially on the lower edge of the book shelf.  Hmm, great little pillow.  Her she is, my Rosebud and her new sleeping area, for now! Head on the blanket! So Sweet!

A Mouse in the House

A Mouse in the House By Mary J Williams I have these lovely plants                                   I dug them up, put them in pots Set them under the lights And watered a lot They continued to grow Looking really nice When much to my surprise They were destroyed by mice How did I know It was done by a mouse?                    Have you ever heard The noise in your house? The little scratching noises Or maybe it’s chewing All I know is I’ve heard it I figured what it was doing We set a mouse trap Nope, nothing was caught Told hubby more bait Or it would be for naught So, more peanut butter Applied to the trap Put on the floor Didn’t take long and “zap”! We caught that mouse That dared come inside One thing in the house I cannot abide. I planted some seeds Placed under the lights The mouse tore up the soil During the night Two traps were set In two different places I moved one myself To cove

Gardening on the Deck

First day of March, 2020.  I went outside on the deck and decided to do some clean-up that probably should have been done in the fall! Needless to say, I didn't get to it. Finally, a beautiful day! Right now at 1:29 p.m., it's 67°F. I took leaves out of the 1/2 whiskey barrel planters, cut the dead stuff off the lavender and the mint plant. The one planter was falling to pieces. That is the only problem with the barrel planters, you do have to empty them and replace.  The metal bands were falling down and wood was rotting. I came in the house to check if the local Tractor Supply had any of the barrels yet, nope, didn't have them. Thought to check on Orschlen Farm and Home Supply. They had them. Grabbed my purse, went out the back, picked up the refuse bag full, went down the steps. Decided to look and see if I had some pots. Seems like I bought some last fall.  Well, son of a gun, there they were. Four large pots on the roof of the shed. Two were resin in a charcoal colo