Friday, February 18, 2011

I know, I know, it's been a while

Last night I went to bed at 9:00pm (who knows why) and of course my body, used to it's seven solid hours of sleep, thought it was time to get up at 4:30am. I managed to trick myself into sleeping until 8:30am, but now I am anxious to begin my day!

Image from DuneCraft website
I am starting to plan what I will be growing in my garden this year at Mirabel (and possibly Midtown, too). I bought a starter kit for peanuts at JoAnn's for $10, and I'm very excited to start planting a whole bunch of peanuts. Last year I had a fairly successful crop of Japanese hull-less popcorn and I'm considering growing more of it. My apprehension at growing popcorn again is the disease a bunch of my plants experienced last year which looked disgusting (corn smut). It got into many of the plants and I lost about half of the 16 stalks I planted as a result. But the popcorn was so delicious, it's hard to go back to popping regular kernels because they don't seem as fluffy or flavorful.

Well, Ronnie is about to leave to move back to Milwaukee, so I'm going to enjoy our remaining time together before he takes off.