Over here in C-Town (Cleveland, OH) at this time of year, we take it one day at a time as you just never know what the weather will be like. For instance, yesterday morning, I happened to look outside and it was a white out, now this morning it’s full sun. It’s still cold, around 34 degrees, but each day that passes, we know that we’re closer to better weather and closer to flip flop time! I just had to have a little fun and run out in the snow with my flip flops on in the hopes that I could make all the snow go away!
We have already started our seeds a few weeks ago for our garden and have been faithfully watering them every day while they soak up the warmth from our grow lights in the basement. We love watching something that we planted pop up out of the dirt as some of the seeds were so small that I had to use tweezers just to pick them up and place them in small hole I made in the seed tray. Our neighbor planted just two Juliet Tomato plants in his garden and he ended up reaping the rewards of probably over a thousand Juliet Tomatoes that he shared with his family. We could not believe that just two plants produced so many tomatoes, so we have started a few Juliet’s in our seed tray and pray that we can get the same results.
We had good luck last year with our Flat Dutch Cabbage, so we planted 18 seeds and are watching them pop up out of the dirt in the seed tray! We planted these for Daddy’s Mom so she can make stuffed cabbage! We also started red and green peppers, and Big Boy Tomato plants too. A lot of our other seeds won’t be started indoors and will be planted directly into the garden like our leaf lettuce and zucchini, but we will start our cucumbers indoors a few weeks before the end of May, or before our last frost date. I know one thing for sure, that if you walked into our laundry room (that is also used to store all of our eBay inventory) you would be greeted by some of our Halloween props just hanging around, like our life-sized skeletons that watch over our little seedlings.
Nikita and Bella definitely know that the weather is changing as they are hearing & seeing more wildlife these days. The words “Big Doggies” get the dogs running to the front windows only to see all of the deer that we have running around the neighborhood. When it is nap time for Nikita, nothing disturbs her, but Bella hears everything and alerts us when the Big Doggies are around the house, or in some cases, walking down the sidewalk which makes me laugh every time I see it. We even saw our first Robin the other morning, which means that Spring is very near!
Nikita was posing for me in the sun this morning and I just had to capture how beautiful she is with some photographs. I love the many faces that she has when she looks around the neighborhood, so intense, so intelligent, so cuddly! Since the sun is out today, we headed on over to the park and took a nice walk and enjoyed the sun while it’s here, and I am sure that nap time will soon be here.