Saturday, March 24, 2012

Farmer Jane reporting in

The onions continue to grow.
Yes, that is one marigold in the corner.  My daughter and I couldn't resist a sale at the local home store.  We bought four containers under the assumption that marigolds are natural insect repellants.  
I don't think one will do the job...  but it looks bright and cheerful.

The lettuce is growing but looking a little anemic.  I have to fertilize consistently.

Last night we introduced Smarty Girl's boyfriend to homemade Smore's.
There is not much need of a bonfire in Miami.  This was a first for him.  

All that paper?  It's old school work to be used as fodder for the fire.  It's a different way to recycle.

The cutest comment all evening?  "How do you cook the marshmallow?"
This is New Man, Colson and Smarty Girl explaining how you roast marshmallows and assemble a Smore.  Result?  A "Wow, this is delicious." conclusion.

 Another first for him: Home made pumpkin pie.  
Living in Miami and being of Cuban descent doesn't always lend itself to pilgrim fare.
By the way, he made the whipped cream by hand.  No spray can stuff here.
Result?   Another, "Wow, this is delicious." conclusion.  I really like this guy.

Now, I'm going to drag these kids outside to enjoy more of the outdoors.

Another beautiful day on
Whippoorwill Road,


  1. It sounds like a good time! By the way, what is all that green stuff around the garden?

    1. Did you get my reply? That green stuff around the vegetable garden is a "delicate mix" of grass and weeds! :-)