26 April 2011

One step closer!

Guess what?  Last week I won a giveaway from Proverbs 31 Woman!  This is the second time I've won something from blogland.  Before I came here, I never won anything.  (except once when I entered a drawing that turned out to be a trick.  They just wanted our contact information.  Everyone that entered "won" that drawing.)  I can't say that anymore.  Monday, I received a package in the mail.  She sent me a huge variety of seeds.  Mostly they are vegetable, but there are a few herbs and some flowers.  I wish I had a great place to plant the sunflower seeds right now, but that will have to wait.  I'm excited to try some dill and I've never grown nasturtiums before.  I hear they're good for the garden, and edible too.  Oh, and there were some greens that I probably never would have actually bought... collards and swiss chard, as well as something I've never tried before: kohlrabi.  Should make for some variety around the patio.

And as if that wasn't enough to keep me smiling all week, my husband found some cull lumber and put together another raised bed for me!  By the time the weather decides to stop snowing now and then, I might just be ready to go.  It doesn't look like today is the day to work outside though.  We've got some nasty weather again.  I might have to make another little trip to the ranch for yet more compost to fill up my new garden bed... it might be cheaper in the long run to just buy some I suppose.  Either way, I'm one step closer!


  1. I did break over and buy some dirt this past week. It has rained so much lately,I'm not sure there will be any dirt left in my special dirt getting place,the chicken's pen. It may have all washed down the river to Mammoth Cave. That's where everything goes when it washes away from within 50 miles of the cave. I'll bet they have a beautiful place down there about now.

  2. Congrats on winning! Isn't that fun?!