Monday, September 21, 2015

Week 2

Here we go:

Reading:  My Lady of Cleves
Audio Book: Dresden Files #6
Podcasts:  History of England, Radio Westeros, Hardcore History
Bible: 2 days behind
Garden:  Finish planting
Cooking:  Beef with Broccoli and Egg Rolls

Social/Weekend:  Monday night dinner with Aunt;  Tuesday funeral, dinner with Daddy; Saturday shopping and social;  Sunday forum and dinner.

Busy busy busy.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Now for something completely different...

Let's see if I can actually update this way.  As I am certain no one reads this, I'm just going to use this as an update on me page.  Here we go:

Reading: My Lady of Cleves
Audiobook:  None
Podcasts:  History of England, Game of Owns, Christmas in Europe, Radio Westeros
Bible: 5 days behind
Watching:  Doctor Who (12th doctor), maybe Captain America.

Weekend Plans:
Saturday may meet with a friend for her birthday.  Mowing, edging, trimming, and planting lettuce, carrots, squash, beans, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Maintenance on Momma's car.

Type minutes and send announcement for BRW.

What I'm cooking:  keftedes, rice and veggies

Selling:  Pumpkin butter, pickles, and jalapeno jelly.

Aren't I interesting!  :D

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tap tap tap!  Is this thing on?  Every once in a while I remember I do in fact have a blog, and I should update it.  *sigh*

So, despite this little ninja cold spell we are currently experiencing, it is Spring in South Texas!  Garden season is about to kick off and here are some plans for mine this season:

New varieties:
Tomatoes -
Blue Berry
Amish Paste
Cherries Jubilee
Salsa Verde Tomatillos

Squash -
Jumbo Pink Banana
Cupcake Hybrid

Melons -
Hale's Best Jumbo (musk melon)
Crimson Sweet
Sugar Baby

Herbs -

Yes, you read that right, I am putting in a melon bed.  We will see how that goes but I am excited.  Pictures to follow, I promise.  The tomato seedlings are up, hardened off and ready to plant next weekend I think.  Need to get out there and clear some winter stuff out (greens, radishes, etc.) and trim up the never ending peppers.  Oh, and weed out the onion bed.  So until next time, garden on my friends!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Here We Grow Again

It is February and while the north deals with snow in record amounts, spring has sprung in South Texas!  My project last weekend was to build my garden beds.  2 beds: 4 foot by 16 foot by 1 foot deep.  Made from pressure treated lumber that I have coated in black trash bags (see, still frugal!) to keep even the possibility of chemicals leeching into the soil from the boards.  I also used these wonderful little Aqua-corners from Gardener's Supply Company.  You can fine them here.  I will let you know how they work out.

Dirt is coming this weekend, I will add pictures then.  Happy growing, y'all!

Monday, June 11, 2012

A long time coming...

Been a while, ain't it.  Life has changed quite a bit since I last updated.  I still garden, I still penny-pinch, I still stockpile.  But I bought that house, and I even paid off all my debt, but for my mortgage.  Car, medical, credit cards, all of it, gone and by God, it will never be seen again.

I drank the Dave Ramsey kool-aid.  Pitchers of it.  I knuckled down and paid off over $9,000 in about a year.  Next on the list, building my bank account back up to over 5 figures.  To the left of the decimal.  :)  As I sit today, I am at $840.  Yes, less than the Dave approved $1,000 in baby step 1, but I got sick at the end of BS 2, so I tapped into the Baby Emergency Fund for a little of it.  At least it isn't on a credit card...

I have a few 'big' things to do right now:  take my cats to the vet for their annual shots, get 2 new tires, get my car tuned up and checked out.  Once those are done, which should be around the end of August, I will start going full-throttle on the Fully Funded Emergency Fund (BS 3).  Until then, check back for updates and inventive ways I am saving!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Garden Progress: 3/27/11

And now for your viewing pleasure... Swiss chard left over from the winter, some tomatoes and lettuce. The big herb in the middle is oregano. We Greeks have to have LOTS of oregano! Basil, tomatoes and herbs in the front. Thyme, Aloe Vera, and catnip. :) My big, long row of tomatoes. Sugary cherry tomatoes growing up! There is also varigated oregano, italian oregano, flat leaf parsely, and basil in the same pot with these tomatoes. Italian dinner pot! Lettuce and lavendar in a pot. Tumbling Tom red and yellow tomatoes. Specifically designed for hanging baskets. Satsuma Orange and Key Lime trees. They are covered in flowers! Cukes (county fair hybrid, one of the few hybrids I grow) in the famous HD buckets. Tomatoes to the left (Delicious), Golden California Wonder Peppers in the middle front, Black Beauty Zukes to the right, and that monstrosity in the back is rosemary, climbing the fence! Strawberries, Ozark Everbearing

Monday, January 17, 2011

Getting started for 2011!

Well, it is about that time of year again. I have already started seed for my tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants for the Spring garden! What am I growing this year? Well glad you asked!


Yellow Pear

Yellow Mortgage Lifter

Mortgage Lifter

Pink Giant Belgium

Black Krim

Cherokee Purple



Australian Giant Oxheart

Tumbling Tom, red and yellow

Hot peppers, sweet peppers, and Black Beauty Eggplants.

I have 4 different carrots already sown in the garden, Cosmic Purple, Atomic Red, St. Valery, and Tondas. Radishes and Spinach have been sown too, plus I have brocoli and collards growning like weeds currently.

Momma and I are going to be attending a spring veggie class at Maas Nursery in Seabrook next month. There is a fee ($40) but in addition to the wealth of information you get from Jim Maas (a go to garden guy for this part of the world) you get containers full of veggies and a whole lot of other stuff to take home. Should be a great class.

Until next time, gonna go eat some of my broccoli.