Monday, May 4, 2009

What's been Happenin'!!

Last week I had a birthday. My sister-in-law took me out for coffee in the morning, and gave me this great pot with flowers for on our deck!! I can put it outside for the day, but it's still to cold at night to leave it there, so it has to come in. I can't wait till I can get the other pots out, go to the green house to buy flowers and set them up on the deck. I'll take pics then too.

The last time I had pics of my garden I believe it was under snow. It's all clear now and I saw a few weeds starting already!! I hate weeds! Unfortunately it's a little to wet to get in there with the hoe or tiller. We usually plant the 3rd-4th week of May, so planting season is almost upon us!! I have all my seeds, just need a few things from the green house - peppers, tomatoes, flowers, and onions. Just got my asparagus roots in the mail today!! Now I just have to find directions on planting the asparagus, this is a new venture for us.

Luke - son one - came home on the weekend. He wrote his last exam on Friday morning, so he has officially now completed year one in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Course at college. WOOHOO!!! He was very happy! The second term they had to make a stirling engine in one of the courses. This is what it looks like.

You sit it on a cup of boiling water and it runs! I have no idea how it works, but it's really cool. Actually you can make it run on ice too. He had a lot of fun making it, emailed home a couple of times about what colors to use. But black is his favorite color -so - I was surprised at the purple piece!
Any ideas on what I should post about on Thurs?


  1. Happy Belated Birthday...Hope the day was everything you wanted it to be...Love your pot of flowers so Spring looking. I have a small pot of flowers on my patio now from a coworker..Want warmer weather so I can leave it out and and more to it also...

  2. Happy Belated Birthday! What a great gift! I love flowers. I have a few starting to come up, but no actual flowers yet! I see tulips and daffodils all over the place, just not in my yard :(

  3. I'm glad you'll be able to start having fun in your garden soon. My grandparents grew asparagus. So I can tell you that homegrown asparagus is delightful, but I'm useless as far as planting hints.

    Congratulations on your son finishing his first year of college! His project is very impressive, and I think it's sweet that he's been emailing you to fill you in on his progress. Sounds like he's found something that he is very passionate about.

  4. ~*~Happy Belated Birthday~*~
    Great write up. Love the flowers and I'm with you, can't wait to be able to put all my flower pots out!

  5. Happy belated birthday! thank you for your comment!

  6. Happy belated bday! I love your flowers...and better yet, I completely envy the view from your house. Beautiful. Come to my house and you get a nice view of the back of my neighbor's house....TTHHHBBTT!

  7. Happy birthday!

    Great flowers!

    And you should be very proud of that son of your's, that thing sound really cool!

  8. The flower pot is pretty, yay for almost planting time! I can't wait for complete warmth..
    His little motor thing looks nice with the purple piece, instead of all black. hehhe

  9. Thanks for grabbing my button! There will be at least one giveaway per day open internationally, a few US/Canada and then some US only.

  10. Happy Belated Birthday! Nice flowers!

    And of course you can join me on my vacation... wherever I end up going! :)

  11. Happy Belated Birthday! And enjoy the flowers. ;o)

  12. Happy Birthday..The potted flowers are lovely!
    I'll have to show my husband the sterling engine! He has been studying about them recently. He will love that. You need to have your son do a guest post and do a tutorial on his engine! How's that for a next post? :-)

  13. What an adorable little flower pot, I haven't been able to keep flowers alive yet, but I'm going to try again this year.

    And happy birthday! Mine's Thursday, it's such a great season for them. :)


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