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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....
 

There are signs spring is coming....

February 21, 2016

Spring must be near because the signs are everywhere. The sun is bright, some of the birds that went away for winter are coming back.

The citrus trees are putting out buds.

The lavender is blooming.

The blueberry bushes are budding.

Yesterday morning before we went out in the yard to start our yard work we read the 1948 paper and I noticed that this weekend in 1948 at cash drug store at their food counter they were serving this delicious meal for .50 cents.

We cleaned up the small victory garden.

And then I started potting some vegetable plants. Here I put soil in my container then dig one, two or three holes, however many seedlings I am going to put in the pot. I dig a hole where each seedling will go and put a tablespoon of organic food for the plant. Then I mix that in the hole and re-dig the hole.

This is the food I use.

Then I set the seedlings in the pot and cover the seedlings up to where they emerge from the soil.

Here I have potted Turnips, basil (which I will have to bring in if it gets too cold), cabbage, tomatoes and onions. We will set these in a cold frame if needed.

Sugar spent the day sunning and she was glad to be out of her heated garden shed. Since Cookie died Sugar has moved to the garden shed during the winter as we are out there a lot with her. On nice days we bring her out.

She has a full belly from eating some of the collards that I grew for her this winter. I try to keep fresh vegetables growing for her all year which is carrots, parsley, greens.

It was a nice 70 degree day for doing the laundry as this winter has been tough at the clothesline and it has taken long hours for the clothes to dry. But not this day.

This here is some lemon balm growing in cracks in the old brick steps. The leaves make a lovely tea.

looks like a good space to plant some zucchini when it gets warm enough.

We have three cold/squirrel frames like these and now we have two filled with seedlings and seeds. My husband says he feels good about this years vegetables. I sure hope so. So far we have onions, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, two types of cabbage, broccoli, carrots, potatoes and carrots planted.

I will go for now so I can start dinner.  Grandma Donna

 
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