That's the back door to my apartment - I love to sit outside, listen to the bees and smell the blossoms while reading a book or crocheting a little something just for fun! (with Gizzy by my side, of course!)
That's my South Georgia snow - I'm constantly sweeping blossoms off the back porch, but I don't mind!
I apologize for not being a very active blogger, but I know you understand that this is my only opportunity to enjoy the outdoors before it starts getting too hot again!
I also planted some lettuce seeds last week so that I can (hopefully) keep in fresh lettuce and maybe lose some weight this summer:
I planted these seeds last Monday and after keeping them moist and in the sunshine, one short week later, they have sprouted, look:
I'm so excited, I feel like a mother hen when her chicks have hatched.
As soon as they grow a bit larger, I will put them in planter boxes and hanging pots because this is not the place to grow vegetables on the ground (apartment living, stray cats and wild critters.)
Lettuce have a pretty shallow root system, which should work well for container gardening. I will start more seeds in another week to keep them growing in intervals for a constant supply of fresh lettuce - at least that is my plan.
Now to my finicky eater - yes, the Gizz!
Can you believe that?
He fights me tooth and nail, but when I allow him to skip meals and wait till he gets hungry, he gets sick and vomits, so that won't work for me.
Doesn't he just look pitiful in that bib? But if I don't use it on him, all the food ends up in his fur around his neck.
The first thing he tries to do is cover the food up with whatever is available, a towel, a rag, whatever, just to let me know he's not interested. If he's on the floor, he shoves the plate all around the room with his nose until it ends up somewhere under a chair or the table...I have taken to hand feeding him, which does not help, but it's better than cleaning up puke...
Sometimes he eats on his own (without the bib) but mostly it's been a struggle.
As I sit here typing with the apartment wide open, I hear the birds singing and chirping and my neighbor's wind chimes ringing since we have a very nice breeze today - Gizzy is snoring and I'm going to make another pot of coffee (I just have a small coffee maker.) It's going to be another beautiful day.
I wish you peace!
P.S. Have you guys voted yet for my crochet team's challenge called "Singing in the Rain" ? I crocheted the blue bird holding the yellow umbrella (see side bar), but please feel free to vote for your favorite entry!
Thank you very much and have a great day!