Archive for February, 2013

  • Garden update – how everything is growing

    February 27th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | 3 Comments

    I didn’t spend much time last week in my garden. It rained most of the week, so I didn’t need to water. We have had some chilly windy days, so my sugar snap peas are holding on to the trellis and each other refusing to let the wind relocate them. I remember the first time […]

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  • Beautiful bulbs

    February 25th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | 3 Comments

    I bought some bulbs at Walmart back in the fall and planted them around September. I haven’t seen much activity until lately and finally they are coming up. I am about to have a beautiful flower among my strawberry plants! I don’t remember what I planted, I just thought the color in my garden would be fun. […]

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  • My weight loss journey week 7

    February 25th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I made it to 154 pounds but I only ran one day this week. On Monday, I couldn’t find my ipod and then the excuses just kept mounting. I did do a great job at watching my calories and I am grateful that I feel great and am feeling more healthy. I feel that I […]

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  • First potato sprouts!

    February 24th, 2013 | My Garden, Potatoes | Melanie | 1 Comment

    I planted three yukon potatoes on this date 3 weeks ago. I haven’t watered them any because we have had lots of rain. I checked this Saturday and was so excited to see three sprouts peeking up through the soil! I am so excited! I had great luck last year with sweet potatoes and am […]

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  • My weight loss journey week 6

    February 17th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I ran Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week. I haven’t been good about running on Saturdays, so I will plan to run this next week Monday – Friday. No more Saturday runs planned – five days will be good for me. I am a student teacher in a 6th grade science class and have […]

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  • Sugar snap peas still blooming

    February 12th, 2013 | My Garden, Peas | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I planted sugar snap peas about October first. A lot of the vines have turned brown, but they continue to bloom and flower. I was in my garden last Saturday and took these pictures of the blooms and peas. They have a white flower blossom and the pea pod grows from inside the flower. I […]

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  • What and when to plant

    February 11th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | 4 Comments

    Over the past year I have decided what to plant based on three things: 1. What was for sale in the garden department at Wal-mart or Home Depot 2. What I could buy at Sweet Organic Solutions (a local garden shop) 3. Any seeds I had that I thought would grow at that time I […]

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  • My weight loss journey week 5

    February 10th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | 1 Comment

    This weeks report: I ran Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I weigh 157 and am starting to feel it in my clothes! I found a quote by Brian Tracy that I love. It is “Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.” I love it because it sums up what I think about writing down goals. […]

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  • My unruly celery

    February 5th, 2013 | Celery, My Garden | Melanie | 2 Comments

    I planted my celery seeds back in October. I probably planted too many seeds and should have thinned them more when they were tiny. I now have a big patch of celery that is growing every direction but straight up. I did do some research before I planted and remember something about banding the stalks […]

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  • Yukon gold potatoes planted Saturday

    February 4th, 2013 | My Garden, Potatoes | Melanie | 5 Comments

    Saturday I planted 3 yukon gold potatoes. I bought them for $1 at Sweet Organic Solutions and was so excited to get them in my garden. I turned over the soil and made a big mound in the middle of one of the tubs. I buried each of the potatoes about a bit more than […]

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