Saturday, January 16, 2010

15 January 2010 - Almost Spring?

Well, the snow we got last week is about gone now, and you know what that means as far as Barry is concerned -- yup, time to work in the garden.

Pruning one of the peach trees -- the plastic bag serves two purposes. One, it tells us and the Louisville Airport the wind direction; and two, it (we hope) will scare deer away.

Pruning the raspberries comes next. We put up the "T" crossbars last fall and wired them together in hopes of keeping the berries upright and a bit more presentable, as well as making picking easier. The way Barry pruned them, we should get a crop in the spring from the far bed and in the fall from the near bed. The guy's a gardening genius!

The little bit of snow in the photo is now gone though. The temperature never got above 32 for the first 10 days of January -- a very long cold spell for this area. But it's been in the 40s, and actually got up to 56 yesterday.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tree's down, snow's down, temperatures down.

Busy busy month of December.

First, on the 19th, Rick graduated from Southern Illinois University, with a Juris Doctor degree. We were all there as his degree was awarded, and all enjoyed a great meal at Tribeca in Paducah afterwards. Now, Rick is in Louisville, taking a pre-bar exam course, and he goes for the bar exam next month. He'll do just fine.

Then back to Paducah for Christmas, with another good time and loads of good food.

Finally, back to the reality of a Kentucky winter. This one so far has been one of the coldest in recent years, and as I write this, we're expecting 2-5 inches of snow. Most schools in the eastern part of the state have been closed all week due to continuing snow there -- not much, but just enough to make the roads totally unsafe.

We ain't going NOWHERE today!