Saturday, March 08, 2008

No Snow

All the weather gurus were predicting I'd wake up to 2 inches of snow. That's a big deal for central Mississippi. I went to the grocery store yesterday to pick up some lunch, and folks were stocking up on groceries like Katrina was coming again. There's barely a drop (or should I say, flake?) of snow on the ground this morning.

I've got a lot more work to do in the backyard this weekend. I've tried to grow a good herb garden for the past two summers, but I've got lots of trees and that means tree roots, too. I don't want to fight tree roots anymore, and I don't think my herbs want to either. I'm gonna build a raised bed for the herb garden, so at some point on Sunday I have to convince Chip to help me load more bricks for it. The bed should look good and it should thrive, although I'm a little concerned about putting it so close to the pool. We don't usually get aggressively splashy in the pool, but I don't want to eat chlorine coated basil either. Ew!

The seedlings are coming up nicely. I'm probably going to have to do something about those darn squirrels very soon. I can see that they've been scratching around in my veggie patch - burying their acorns I'm sure - and I'm worried that it is only a matter of time before they dig up one of my plants. Grrrr....

Here's to Saturday morning! Even a Saturday morning without snow.


Connie said...

Sounds like spring is well on the way in your part of the world. Your seedlings are looking great!

Mara said...

I'm excited for you and your garden! I just started some seeds yesterday and put a few starter plants in the ground. Hopefully the deer will find other things to eat. :-/

Yay for gardens!

Lisa Blair said...

Thanks, Connie. I hope they stay on this happy path.

Mara, long time no see! I spot deer all the time in my neighborhood, but luckily my garden is inside the backyard fence. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yay for gardens indeed!