I don't really have anything special to say today. I'm mostly just tired of seeing my Easter post up there. So I thought I would write something to fill in the space.
It's been so beautiful the last few days. Makes me want to get outside and plant something. Especially when I read all the wonderful posts that some of you have about your gardens and all. But we live in a tiny tiny apartment. The landlord does not allow us to plant anything outside. To make sure that we don't, they put poison spikes in the yard. That way you can not eat anything that you might plant. A couple of years ago Dakota and I planted sunflowers in the front yard. Every time they got a few inches tall, maintenance would come along and mow them down. We did plant some in the house yesterday. I'm hoping that they will grow okay.
Dakota got a Crack A Head Egg in his Easter bag. These little guys look like eggs with faces on them. You crack the back of their head with a spoon. Then water it. The seeds are already inside. As it grows, you can eventually crack the whole egg and plant it outside or in a planter. The one he got has mint seeds in it.
Maybe we will go out and get some herbs later this week. I have a strawberry planter that I usually try to grow herbs in. It's hidden away in the closet right now. Maintenance has already made their spring sweep through collecting all the planters and things that people have outside. Now it will be safe to put a few things out. As long as they have live plants in them, maintenance will leave them along until fall. Someday I will live in a house where I won't have to worry about such things.
Someone posted a picture on facebook yesterday about a place where they had made a border around their plants by driving wine bottles down into the ground. (Upside down.) It made a really pretty border around the garden. They had also poured a concrete slab and built walls around it. They had a black hose coiled up in the sun and then hung it over the edge of the wall. They used this for quick showers. The runoff from this outdoor shower followed a path down between the wine bottles to water the garden. It was pretty cool. Unfortunately the teenagers upstairs would smash the bottles immediately and we would have nothing but broken glass in the yard. Some day.....
I want a house with privacy and no neighbors real close. With a garden and a lawn to rest and relax in. I want to put flowers where I want them and maybe have a little bunny come visit while I drink my morning tea.
So what is your someday wish. Or do you already have the house and yard of your dreams? Is there someplace you want to live? Something you want to do? What's on your bucket list? Gee, maybe I should write a blog about that next time.
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