Sunday, February 6, 2011
Making plans...WINTER, GO AWAY!!
So, I told the hubs he'll be building me a custom designed potting bench for inside my garden this year...custom designed by ME! It WILL meet my specs, it MUST or else it won't be what I want. I know what I want and that's what I want, why would I want to use or have something that I don't want? If I do, I wouldn't use it and it would've been wasteful on time, product, timber and hard work. I also informed him that the composter needs to be replanned. We currently use a fiberglass compost bin that I purchased on sale at Home Depot. But that was last year and it's time to have a second compost area for this summer, or else I won't be able to access the good dirt that was made last year in the first composter...get the idea? lol We'll see if I get this one this year, though...I may have to pick my battles, knowing my husband ;) AND, he needs to get my water barrel hooked up this year, cuz he promised he'd hook it up before winter hit and IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! by golly, I WILLLLL have my water barrel hooked up the 1st week of SPRING...bet me!
There's a couple of frogs in my frozen garden pond....see the pic (the white specks are snow flakes that were falling when I took the pic). See the white one? well, yeah, he's no longer with us in spirit...idiot frogs! They just don't get that they will die trying to winter over in a small tub buried in the ground. They need at least a slight current to help their metabolic systems along to remain alive, and in a garden pond like this where the pump is turned off and there is no heater, they will not survive. However, with a few of the warmer days we had a couple weeks ago, a new frog moved in...how? I have NO idea. But when winter started, we had 5 gold fish in there. We now have 3 and have only found 1 frozen body. What happened to the other gold fish? well, I got to looking and lo-and-behold, there he was...another frog. He was laying on the bottom stretched out about an inch away from the dead frog, blending in, and the fish were trying to stay as far away from that side of the pond as possible (poor things, lol). But then we got the ice and the pond froze over to the point that I couldn't get in there and fish the booger out. He'll probably be dead by the time the ice thaws to get him, so nature will take care of him, I 'spose...sad though.
Posted by Debbie Hewitt at 3:05 PM