While Greg was here we went shopping and bought a new rock for me to wash clothes with. It was a difficult choice, but I finally found just the right rock for laundry purposes. Just joking of course. We did go washer shopping though. I basically knew what I wanted before we even got there. As luck would have it, we got one of those sales persons that is as aggravating as a mosquito that you want to swat at and say "Shoooo". All that I wanted just a simple washer, without all of the bells and whistles that many washers come with now. Nothing would do this little guy than to try to sell us a front loading brand spanking new washer that does every thing but fold your clothes for you. I think the matching dryer does that. After the message sank into his thick little head that he wasn't going to sell us the top of the line washer on the show room floor, it didn't take long to get the transaction completed, the washer loaded on the truck and we were on our way home.
This garden always looks a little ragged until things really get to growing. We are still having temperatures over night in the 40s so it will be a while before things really take off and start growing. This is what I have left to do in this garden.
It will be a nice little oasis when I get it finished. Then I will only have two more established gardens to work on, but they are small and shouldn't need a lot done to them. The biggest chore ahead is to decide where I am going to put a small vegetable garden and get that started. I think it is in our best interest to grow some of these vegetables ourselves. When I picked up a loaf of bread the other day at the store and saw the price for it was $2.29 it made me sick. I gathered up the ingredients that I need and will be baking our bread myself and it should end up only costing us only a fraction of what it cost at the store. A gallon of milk is running neck and neck with the cost of a gallon of gas. Perhaps the next thing we need to purchase is a goat or a milk cow. It would have to be cheaper than buying the milk at the store.
The kids have planned my Mother's Day celebration for today. I am looking forward to being together with all of our "Yankee children and grandchildren".
Until tomorrow..... ~Jo