Wake up, spring's a comin'!!!!

Hello Garden Gals and Guys!!!!

It's been awhile, hasn't it?! I trust that everyone had an enjoyable Christmas (or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.) and wonderful New Year!

I don't know about you, but I'm done with winter. I was done the day after Christmas! I'm ready for spring to come in all her glory!

There's a new development in Big Fat Earth. I went to visit Cathy and we talked about last year's growing season and what we would like to do this year. When I pulled up to the farm, there was an assault on my visual senses!

Last year, this was the view as I stood at the top of the garden and looked down:

See the lovely tree line? A lovely, peaceful oasis, right?

Take a gander at what I saw when I visited this past Saturday:

Yes...the tree line is gone. There is a new housing development coming up just beyond the property line. I knew it was coming. I guess it was just a shock because I hadn't seen my lovely garden space since September. Here's more of the madness:

Now below is a more close-up view. It's a good little walk down right to the edge of the land. At least it's not right on top of the garden....but still too close, darnit!!!

Developers....ya gotta love 'em.....NOT!!!!! Well, I am thankful that I still have land to grow on. Maybe I'll just get a REALLY huge piece of paper and have my daughter paint a nice farm scene to hang as my backdrop! I can just see my garden slowly awakening, wiping the winter from her sleep eyes and saying "ahhhhh spr.....what the hell?!"

But enough of that. A few developers won't stop me! The seed catalogs have been pouring in since December and hubby, the kids and I will be choosing what we want to grow this year.

Last year's watermelons were such a success that this year I want to grow a variety called rattlesnake that is more of an oblong shape with light green stripes throughout. One watermelon can grow up to 200 pounds!!! Yup, you read that right!

Well, until next time garden gals and guys....

Happy garden thoughts!!!!!


  1. Hello Audrey...good to see you back...Kathy and I already have garlic up and have planted our super hot peppers on heat pads to get them started....orange habaneros, ghost peppers, naga vipers and trinidad scorpions....we'll see how these puppies do...the last two are supposed to be a third hotter than ghost peppers....

    1. Hello, Ed!!! It's good to be back and good to hear from you!!! Those peppers sound wonderful! Maybe I should try some. Where did you buy the seeds? Also, can you tell me the name of the nursery that you told me about before? I want to go back there this year, but I can't remember the name or where it is!

  2. oh noooooooooooooooooooooo,I'm sick.That is terrible,when did they start the construction?I know you're sick about it too.
    However I'm happy that you'll be able to garden again and I know you can't wait,you would start tomorrow if you could.

    Okay here is my list,eggplants,fennel,garlic,onions,turnips,turnips
    and more turnips,cherry tomatoes,squash,collards,how about celery
    and bok choy.

    Okay that it,anyway hope you have a bountiful crop this year
    and I'll be praying that all my stuff grows well :-)

    Love you,

    1. Hi, Mommy!! I've got the list down. I will be sure to grow those things for you (except the squash....blek!)

  3. Audra - It is sooo good to hear frm you again. I have been waiting for your first blog of the season. It is a shame that the developers ae so close to your garden but look at the bright side. One day one of the new home owners will see your garden and maybe they will help you or maybe they will see how wonderful your grden is and decide to start one of their own and they will ask you for help and advice.

    I just ordered trinidad scorpion (butch t) from www.thehippyseedcompany.com

    Luv Ya Sis
    Big Bro

    1. Big Bro!!!! It is so good to hear from you! I didn't think about people wanting to garden...maybe I can get the whole development to get into veggie gardening! That would be awesome! I'll take a look at that site today!


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