Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

The Greening

Sunday, April 21, 2013

My, how time has flown!  This week has just been insanely busy between work, finishing up taxes, getting quotes for a new roof and some housepainting, and multiple conferences for work.  So this is the first time I've had to sit down and write a post since last weekend.  In the meantime, however, life outside my windows has gone on without me.

The tulips are blooming...

A gorgeous red Emperor Tulip turns its face to the sun. I shared this over on Madge's Weekly Top Shot.  Get well, Madge!

I can't remember what kind of tulips these are, but they're unusual aren't they?

The strawberries are waking up from their long winter's nap...

Ozark and Ever-bearing strawberries. They survived!
I'm thinking about moving these over to the blackberry beds closer to our house because it's been impossible to keep the crabgrass out of this bed.  But I need to do some research and find out if it's OK to move them now.  Anybody know?

And there are some lovely Cherokee Purple and Early Girl tomatoes and red peppers waiting for the weather to stabilize so they can be planted in the garden beds.

If the weather holds today, we'll be amending the beds and getting ready for planting.  But the temps are supposed to dip to a high of just 41 on Tuesday, so those tender plants can't go out just yet.  We had everything out in the middle of March last year, so it's unbelievable that we're here at the end of April and still dealing with frost warnings.

I just heard J. start up the mower outside so that's my cue to get outside and get to work. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it just so nice to see the seasons shifting? We have several starts ready for the ground, too, but they will have to wait just a bit longer :-/ Happy spring!


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