Monday, March 16, 2009

Wet weekend

Yesterday while it rained, The Hunter and I decided to ride over to my Grandma and Pawpaw's old place. My Pawpaw passed away a few years ago and my Grandma is in a nursing home. Their place has special place in my heart. I spent most of my life roaming the cow pastures, and splashing in the creeks. All of our family holidays where here. I have gotten a few flowers from here also.
The rattlesnake weed has taken everything over The old barn
Pawpaw's tractor
A daffodil in bloom (and yes it has a new home now!) Spiderwort...I didn't know what this was until an hour ago thanks to Ginger over at Law of the Land!
As of this morning it has rained a total of 4" here. I am afraid my seeds are drowning. I had to drain them yesterday when I got home, and I will have to do the same again today. Poor babies! There is just so much rain they cannot drain fast enough. Unfortunately I don't have anywhere else to store them but on the back porch. I should have rigged up some sort of covering for them...but it is too late now. Maybe they will be ok...as long as I drain them. However...I am very thankful for this rain. Some people are having droughts...so I am very thankful we have rain! It is supposed to clear up tomorrow and the sun will be out....hopefully it will help my seeds dry out a bit!

5 comments:

Ginger said...

So glad to be of assistance! Spiderwort is pretty but a big pain to remove if you never need/want to - so you might want to leave it at the farm :) We let it flower in the early spring in the lawn, and then mow over it spring-fall. The lawn is a good place for it, if you don't mind stuff growing in your lawn other than grass!

I thought about your seedlings and you being away this weekend. I hope they will recover.

Dirt Princess said...

The poor seeds...I have drained them 3-5 times in the past 3 days! I keep telling them that the sun will come out tomorrow...I don't think they are listening. Hopefully they can catch a few rays tomorrow.

I left the spiderwort there, I wasn't sure what it was...and in my yard it will be competing with the ratlesnake weed! I did bring home the daffodil though...I am a sucker for daffodils! I didn't have one like it

Ginger said...

That daffodil is really pretty. It will always remind you of your grandparents' farm - how special :)

FlowerLady said...

How wonderful to have memories of that place as you were growing up. I love what I saw. Wish I could grow daffies, but alas, not to be. I can grow spiderwort and they are one of my favorites. Some people hate them and call them weeds.

We are one of the ones in drought conditions that finally got some rain last night and more this morning. More is predicted throughout the day and I sure hope it happens.

Hope you don't lose your seedlings.

FlowerLady

Dirt Princess said...

FlowerLady - I am so glad you got some rain...now your garden can get the water it finally needs! It is amazing what a little rain vs. tap water will do for the garden

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