Hello Spring. These are the flowers that bloomed last week. I am about two weeks behind in my blog updates. Unfortunately, funny stuff happens to me so often that I do not always have the time to stop and blog about it. My dianthus.
Another daisy variety. I have many in the garden. This one is called goblin.
More dianthus. I love these flowers they will bloom all spring and summer for me as long as I remember to deadhead or shear them.
I have pink, red and pale pink.
All of my okra plants are gone. I wish that I had noticed it earlier. I would have realized that slugs had taken over my garden. I did not and I lost a lot of strawberries. I can plant another okra plant but the strawberries are the real crime.
I poured sand around my other vegetables. A twitter friend told me about using fleece to ward against slugs. I will try that too.
I have tried the beer trick. I bought a little slug trap that looked like a frog and held the beer. I just can't keep beer in the fridge long enough to remember to place some in a cup and in the garden. Seems like a waste of good beer.
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Writing of beer, I missed the World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth MI because the forecast said rain. Oh how I missed it. I hope there will be more beer festivals in the area. My current favorite beer is Summer Shandy by Leinenkugel. Yummy. I really need to stop drinking wheat beer but there isn't much gluten free beer out there readily available. So I live with the heartburn.
Dude brought me some Samuel Adams beer the other day. I scoffed at him. What do Easterners know about beer? I am a Midwestern girl and I want Midwestern beer.
I didn't drink it on principle.
The alpaca fleece that I have is now infested with moths. It is sad really. It did not occur to me that moths would find the fleece tasty. You should have seen my face when I pulled the fleece out of the garage. Ok.
I know what you are thinking. Why in the world would I store alpaca fleece in the garage.
I don't know.
It was stupid.
So I had to track down a friend with an empty deep freezer. Not easy.... Not easy at all.
She has agreed to plug it in so that I can freeze the fleece and kills the moths. I guess that I have to allow it to thaw and then freeze it again to kill any left over eggs.
Once the freezing process is complete, I might try cleaning and carding it.
Or I might not.
I ran into the Weaver's Guild this weekend. They were talking crazy to me. Talking about me buying spinning wheels and carding machines for the alpaca that I have. And joining the guild. In our little town we have a Weaver's Guild, a Spinner's Guild, Knitting guilds (2) and a crochet guild.
So many guilds and I have to work all day.