Bleh, enough of this dark gloomy, damp, wet and all out rainy weather. This is seven days of this nonsense now and it is starting to wear on me a bit and my butt is going to callous. I know I could be washing walls, cleaning cobwebs, folding laundry or any number of inside activities but as i said the gloominess is wearing on me.
To top it off the last couple days I haven't been feeling all together great so am being a whiny baby about not feeling well. I do feel much better today than yesterday but still have the achy, stuffy head, chest congested feeling about me and an earache too. I have been nursing my self with my viral care tincture, smoking my mullein, rubbing my feet with oregano oil, drinking herbal teas and I am going to mix up some of "grandmas turnip soup" for dinner. Oops, I forgot to mention the eucalyptus salve on the chest too. The aroma that surrounds me is definitely interesting at the moment to say the least.
The gardens are all doing seemingly well. Most all the seed that has been planted has started to germinate other than the tomatoes n tobacco from the other day. My mesclun mix that overwintered outside is forming seed heads, YIPPY! Maybe this year I will actually master harvesting lettuce seed, something I have been unable to do successfully thus far.
Truth be known, I have only been attempting to save our own "salad" seeds for two years. When it comes to saving my own seed, I don't have much patience with things. I get sick of looking at the useless plants and yank it out or I decide to save a crop for seed that was not planted in the right time frame for me to get seed. Last fall I came so close to getting good seed when we had a killing frost and turned my mother plants to mush. It was a nice surprise to go n see my now quickly growing mesclun this morning and see the seed heads forming.
We should be planting our potatoes n cabbage plants this week but since it is so wet, we may have to wait several days to be able to get into the beds. We will most likely begin working on pushing the woods line back to where it belong as it has started invading some of our space over the last couple years. I also need to get into the azalea garden and clean up the briers that started growing and weren't kept in check. There is also a poplar tree in the middle of it. Those things are just like weeds and I swear if you don't remove every bit of root when removing one from somewhere, three grow to replace the original.
Then again, since I don't feel all that good and the weather isn't all that great I could roll out the bed, confiscate the manthings computer (it has better sound), make me some honey sage tea and curl up with every single episode of "the magic school bus" that a sweet friend just sent me.(grin).