Monday, May 6, 2013

6 May 2013

Our weather has been crazy today. We started out with a slow rain that we need so very much and now we have high winds and sunshine. It isn't a great gardening day. I am stuck inside making bread and cleaning house. Not what I want to do on a Spring Day.

I do have a couple of flowers that are trying to brighten up my day!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Light Pole

We have a plain light pole in our front yard. It really bothered me to have a metal pole just sitting in the yard. I came up with a plan to add a little interest to the pole and to hopefully make it a little more attractive. I found a pot at Lowe's and had David cut the bottom out for me. It slid over the pole and looks great. 
The empty pot just waiting for some potting soil and flowers.

Unfortunately, we had a freeze after I filled it with flowers. I tried to cover it but our winds were just too much. So I have to replant a few of the flowers, but I don't really mind. I just like having another place to have flowers.
I still have to paint the light fixture but I think it already looks better!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Dog House

David leaves on the 11th, unless the Air Force changes its mind. Again. So we are trying to finish all the little projects he needed to get done this year. The most important project for me was the dog house. I can not go anywhere while he is gone without a dog house.

It was a family project and took all weekend to complete. I LOVE it. David even agreed to let me paint it purple!

Alex helping Daddy with the drill.

David being silly. 

It is huge, but we have a Great Dane, a Golden Retriever, and a Poodle. It took four people to lift it over the fence and get in place. The Dogs love it and I think it is great! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Freezes and a Proud Mommy

Last night we were 27 degrees.
In May.
In Southern New Mexico.
Everything was covered and hopefully I didn't loose very many plants. We should be in the upper 40's or the 50's  at night, so every perennial I own has already come up. It just needs to warm up and stay warm. According to the three weather sites I check, we should be finished with freezes. I hope they are right.
Now a little proud Mommy moment. Dallas made Abbit again (A's and B's Because I Tried). He has made Abbit in both English and Spanish all year. Every class he has taken since Kindergarten has been taught in English and Spanish. Twice the homework but he has thrived in the program.
He has decided that he wants to be a 'Normal' kid next year. No dual language program. Less homework and more fun time. I am worried that it will be too easy for him, but the school says it will work with him. I just want him to be happy.

Now I am off to work in the garden. Everything has to be uncovered and I have a lot of plants to get into the ground. I hope everyone has a great weekend!