Monday, May 14, 2012

Busy With a Side of Only Slightly Less Busy

Things have been busy lately.

I have been trying to get to my blogs.
Which, sadly, is not working out so well lately.

Garden planting time is upon me.
I have been planting the cool weather plants already.
But, now the tomatoes and peppers and all that jazz needs in the ground.

Strawberries have started ripening.
These are my first three of the year.

Last week Honeyman got a trip to the doctor.
They thought it was a staph infection.
But, they took a culture and it didn't grow out so they are not sure now what he's got.

He is on antibiotics though.
And it is slowly going away.

Oh, I did hear on the news about this guy that runs a diner and makes his own maple syrup.
This makes me wonder.
Did the reporter mean maple flavored pancake syrup or does this guy actually tap his own maple tree and make syrup?
Cause with him running a restaurant, I don't really see him as having the time. 

Thursday, the plan is to make the trek out to my parent's house to get the sweet potato plants that my dad started for me.
I have become addicted to sweet potato fries and they were supplying the potatoes.
Now, I am going to try growing my own.

I want the plants.
I just don't really want to go get them.

Ah, well.
Such is life.

Is there anything ever free OR easy?




28 comments:

  1. That's a great thing you're doing. Good luck in both your endeavors.

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  2. The only thing I've ever managed to properly grow are herb plants. I do like them.

    Enjoy your garden though :)

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  3. I've tried to fry up my own sweet potato fries, and it just hasn't worked out for me. I am doing something wrong, but can't figure out what.

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    1. I bake mine. Toss them with some olive oil and season them and bake about 25 minutes on 425 F, turning half way through. A tiny bit of sugar is supposed to help them get crisp. Sometimes mine get crisp and a few might not, but they are good just the same.

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  4. I wish I had strawberries to grow

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    1. Maybe someday you will get the chance to Adam.

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  5. Yay! For gardening!! I never have luck with strawberries!!

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    1. I didn't for the longest time, Missy. So, now I am so happy they get berries.

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  6. I hope Honeyman improves. I've got a huge shade garden in my backyard. However, I'm so busy it's hard to keep up with it. I was out there for about three hours on Mother's Day. I know I won't get back in the garden again until the weekend when I don't write. (I'm a full-time writer, but I try not to write on the weekends.) Yes, life is hard. It's not easy.

    Precious Monsters

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    1. Thank you, Jolie.
      Having a large garden takes a lot of effort. But, it is worth it.

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  7. Ah, the good old MUST GET TO list. Never get to half the stuff on THAT list. Are sweet potatoes as easy to grow as white potatoes? I'll have to look this up. Maybe it's not the same at all!

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    1. Karen, according to my parents they are as easy. My dad is a gardening guru so he oughta know. They have to be planted as plants(as opposed to white potatoes, which can be seed potato, potato seeds or plants) and planted after the frost free date is past. And they spread out more so you need a bigger space.

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  8. Where's Al Penwasser to make a comment about "free and easy"? His response will be much better than any I could conjure up, so I'm leaving that to him.

    And did someone say sweet potato fries?
    Kindly let me know when they're ready. Thanks, Ruth.

    Cheers,
    xoRobyn

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    1. Robyn, Robyn, Robyn...
      OK, guess I should have seen that coming.
      I really should learn not to write things when it's really late and I am really tired.
      I'll give you a shout when the fries are ready.

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  9. A garden is delightful. Unfortunately, our yard is all shade. heavy sigh

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  10. I like sweet potato fries, too. Good luck with the gardening!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. I still remember your post about planting the onion bulbs.

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  11. I love sweet potato but have never tried sweet potato fries........in this household I am the only one who likes sweet potato, ok the term this household isn't really right any more since it is only me and hubby living here now days......but the point he doesn't eat sweet potato.........

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    1. Jo-Anne, they sell them frozen in bags now. That might be more handy if it is just you trying them. My daughter doesn't like them either.

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  12. lovely strawberries and sweet potato fries are scrumptious!

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    1. Thank you Lynn. I didn't even have them til last year. I wish I would have tried them sooner.

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  13. What a delightfully down-to-earth approach to blogging. I feel as if I know you already. I planted out mint seedlings yesterday--with great difficulty because I can't bend too well. This morning, the wild peafowl took fright when I hung the first article of washing on the line and knocked the pot over, spilling it onto the gravel. Sigh! Nothing's easy as you say.

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    1. Thanks, Francene. I haven't tried growing mint yet. Bending down is not fun- that's for sure.

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  14. Things that are easy are not usually worth much. And things that are free are usually crap. :-) I love your strawberries! We started our first little veggie garden this year and were thrilled to have our first cuke yesterday. Our tomatoes are just now getting tiny flowers. Would you mind checking out my blog and seeing how you think our garden is doing? My 2 most recent posts are on our garden, w/ some pics. We don't really know what we're doing. Is it hard to grow strawberries? I would love to do that!

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    1. You are way ahead of me! I will look. Strawberries are pretty easy.

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