May 30, 2010

These are my cats...

Just thought I'd post some pics of my crazy kitties...the grey one is mine(she is a big girl, Mainecoon mix)and the orange one is DH's (she is a chubby orange tabby, an anomaly, the orange ones are usually male)

They are our four-legged furry children & we adopted them from a no-kill shelter. They had been there for about 3 years before we got them. Adult cats are often overlooked when people want cats, kittens have the "cute" factor and are usually snatched right up while the older ones are left behind. But kittens grow up & a lot of the cats from this shelter were abandoned once the cute wore off. Sad :( If you are looking to get a cat I strongly suggest looking for a no-kill shelter in your area and seeing some of the wonderful felines... Adult cats have already developed personalities and believe me, ours really have personalities!

May 14, 2010

Growing garden

The garden has been growing well for the most part! Almost everything was started from seeds, we lost some of the seedlings when we planted, but I planted seeds in their place, so hopefully they will come up too.

Here are a few shots of some of the plants:

There are 2 tomato plants, a strawberry plant and a peppermint plant that we did not grow from seed; they were purchased as small seedlings. Everything else we grew from seeds in little tiny peat pots on our kitchen counter. There are carrots (Danvers to be exact; the kind Bugs Bunny eats!), broccoli, yellow squash and zucchini, sugar peas, beans, arugula, spinach and romaine, corn, tomatoes, strawberries and chili peppers (a mix of jalapeƱo, habanera and some others). I have been saving my jars, too, in hopes of canning some of our hopefully bountiful harvest! We shall see, I may be being overly optimistic (about the canning part, I have faith that we will have a good harvest!).

And here is a picture of one of the beds so that you can see the construction that I mentioned in this post.