My plants under the lights are growing very well. I pruned the pussy willows and a big vase of pussy-willows is sitting on top of the piano. I put the trimmings in a vase of water and am rooting them to sell on CraigsList. My plan is to launch"Barefoot Gardens" this year. I have extra plants so I sell these through CL. At least make enough money to pay for what I need and want in the garden.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Spring is here in the Village
Spring has come to Central NY, and so life on the Little Homestead in the Village moves more outdoors I've spent a few very pleasant hours raking up leaves from the flower-beds. There is still so much more to do. I heard a cardinal somewhere up in one of the spruce trees sing, then in the next yard over, a potential mate answered. Then the bird songs were interrupted by church bells. That is when I made a mental list of what I like about village life. Now mind you, i'd rather be farther out in the county, either in the Adirondack Mountains or a little farmstead bordering a wooded steam. But here I am in the village that I grew up in , in the house that was owned by several generations of my family. So...I like the bird songs, I like the Church bells, I do like that I'm not far from what I need. In minutes I can be at the box hardware store, fabric store, grocery stories, libraries colleges, and other stores. In less than an hour I can be at my camp or kayaking in the Adirondack. Our neighborhood is very safe. Although my piece of land is not big, it sometimes seems to be more than I can handle anyways. (Too much lawn and weeds) We really are able to grow much of our food, We have some nice amenities , a hot tub and a pond with waterfalls. My garden has birds, butterflies and flowers. Quality of life if pretty good.