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Hello everyone!!  It’s been ages!

Today is the two-year mark since my first knee replacement surgery.  Hard to believe it’s been so long.  Probably because it’s only been a little over eight months since my second one.

I really don’t have anything profound to say today.  I just wanted to acknowledge this milestone.  And encourage those of you who are approaching, or have just had, this type of surgery.

IT WILL BE OK!  Things do get better!  I promise!  Stay strong! My first surgery was not a happy experience.  Recovery was a long, difficult process.  So I know what I’m talking about.  However, the second time went much better!

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It’s spring in the Midwest, USA.  Well, according to the calendar it is.  The weather is slow to catch up.  Burrr!  We hope to have some sunshine this Saturday so we can get some garden prep and yard work done.

What are your plans for a garden this spring?  Raised beds?  In ground?  In containers?  Share your garden ideas and plans with us as spring progresses!

As always, you can find me on FACEBOOK and share your vegetable and flower garden pictures! 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve got planned for the spring.

 

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Hello everyone!

What a great weekend we had.  Perfect spring weather in the Midwest, USA.  We (and by “we” I mean my husband) have been constructing a rather large raised garden for the last few weeks.  This past weekend we got it almost finished.  It’s amazing.  I’m so proud of my husband.  I showed him some pictures and ideas I found on Pinterest, he then made a couple of simple plan drawings and was unstoppable.  He’s made plenty of trips to Home Depot, but has never once had to stop and go over those drawings again.  I’d have to have a step-by-step plan to accomplish this! (Photos below)

We’ll be planting a large variety of veggies.  Then we will enlist the help of our children and grandchildren to maintain and harvest.  This is going to be a family project throughout the summer and fall.  Our children and grandchildren will benefit from the work and produce.  Can’t get any better than that!  The kids have already had a great time helping grandpa with construction.

YOUR TURN:  Who else is gardening this year?  Do you have a raised garden, in ground, or in pots?  No matter what the size of your garden, please tell us about it.  Share your pictures on my Facebook page!

Grandkids on groundbreaking day. They really did help. Carried lumber and moved dirt to fill other dog-made holes (their idea!) Plenty of dirt digging and worm finding that day.

Grandkids on groundbreaking day. They really did help. Carried lumber and moved dirt to fill other dog-made holes (their idea!) Plenty of dirt digging and worm finding that day.

Herbs!  I've planted a big pot of basil (my fave), Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary and chives is a  perennial.  I'll be adding to the chives this year and also planting thyme.  The pots will be placed in various locations around the yard.

Herbs! I’ve planted a big pot of basil (my fave), Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary and chives is a perennial. I’ll be adding to the chives this year and also planting thyme. The pots will be placed in various locations around the yard. (This was planting day, they look must better now)

Hubby found this buried in the yard the day he was tilling!  On the bottom it says "Mentholatum Reg. Trade Mark".  An exciting little treasure!

Hubby found this buried in the yard the day he was tilling! On the bottom it says “Mentholatum Reg. Trade Mark”. An exciting little treasure!

Grandgirls chillin'.  They walking around inside, on top of, and climbed over this structure all weekend!  I told the oldest she looked like Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) walking around the pigpen.

Grandgirls chillin’. They walking around inside, on top of, and climbed over this structure all weekend! I told the oldest she looked like Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) walking around the pigpen.

Under construction

Under construction

End of the weekend's work.  How amazing is this?!  Green fence along the back for vining veggies.

End of the weekend’s work. How amazing is this?! Green fence along the back for vining veggies.

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Almost done. I planted sunflower seeds alone the edge too. Even excited about those. Another exciting addition to the yard this year will be privacy fencing! No more hoarder’s yard in view! heehee 🙂

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Happy May 1st everyone!  It’s a beautiful spring day in my Midwest, USA location.mayday01

When I was young we still observed May Day.  We made little construction paper baskets and put flowers in them.  Then we’d give them to our moms or hang them on a neighbor’s door as a gift.  Why?  That I do not remember.  I do, however, remember that May Day is observed by many cultures as spring begins and the flowers bloom.

Let’s go to Wikipedia shall we?

The definition of May Day (as in May 1st) can be found HERE.  Far too much to post here, but check it out if interested.

That definition will inevitably lead you to wonder (because I did)…”but what about the emergency distress call of “May Day! May Day!”.

Wikipedia also tells us that the distress call of “Mayday” definition is Mayday is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. It derives from the French venez m’aider, meaning “come help me“.

So there you have it.  May Day verses Mayday.  You’re welcome.

IN OTHER NEWS…

When I was a little girl there was no such thing as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).  However, it was not uncommon for my report cards to note that this little girl tended to “daydream” a lot.  Seems I would prefer to stare out the window than to listen to the teacher.  Well, duh!

I tell you that because it’s MAY FIRST!  It’s officially the beginning of my Spring Fever season.  The weather is beautiful.  And there’s road work going on outside my window.  Seems that this morning I’d rather “daydream” than focus on the tasks at hand.  My teachers would NOT be happy!

That said…get off the Internet people!  Go outside.  Plant something.  Enjoy the May Day spring weather wherever you are.

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