Gardening Orders are IN!

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Okay, I’m getting really excited… I just sent in my first two gardening orders, strawberries and raspberry plants, corn, beans, peas and other goodies!  I can not wait!  SOOOOON!

I know it’s kinda weird, but I’m not the only one.   I have been dreaming about my new gardens since last year!   Since we moved into the Moby in June, and were rehabbing and all that, we just didn’t have the time to set in a real and proper garden.   It was depressing.  And the year before, I had made a couple little raised beds at the house in Redford, but it was a rental and well, I just didn’t know what I was going to do, so it just wasn’t really good.

I actually haven’t had a good set of gardens since before the divorce and all that fun stuff in my life.  It’s been over 5 years and I am SO ready to get going. If only the weather would clear up and warm up a little bit more.  They say we are going to have SNOW this weekend… YUCK.   But I have flowers poking up through the mulch all over the place, so I know it won’t be tooooo much longer.

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The girls and I planted over 400 spring bulbs all around the Moby last fall.  I think we will see a good amount of them survive… I hope so!  I just love dafs and tulips in the early spring, it’s just such an exciting time of the year.  We made it through the winter!  YEAH!

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Spring is Coming.. I hope!

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I’d like to say, yep, spring is here, but I’m still not totally convinced.. and of course, the weatherman says snow likely tomorrow… but there are signs everywhere… and the crocus and tulips are trying to get started…. sooon…. soooooooon….

We had a nice day so we got out to start cleaning up the side yard a bit…  we had kinda of left the big flowerpots to whither and die… and there were a lot of leaves and such so we got started.

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Cold weather came a little too fast in the fall and I didn’t get all the leaves up but it wasn’t too bad…  good thing that the girls don’t mind helping out and it was great to have a nice sunny day to start getting on the yard!  yeah!!!

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I think this year I’m going to put some tall towers into these plants and encourage morning glories up them.  That would be cool.  I think I need something taller on the side of the door… it would be really cool.

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Look at these little tulips trying to come up!  We planted over 400 different types of spring bulbs all over the yard and I hope that most of them can get a chance to come up this spring!  I did see a couple get dug up by a few of our little squirrel buddies, but we are seeing all sorts of little bits sticking up all over!  YEAH!

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Our Happy Hammie statue on the corner of the Moby is looking very fun with all his pretty stones that he’s collected… He is a special statue from our time when we had a hamster rescue about 6 years ago.

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Gypsy is in charge of picking up all the sticks in the yard.   (HAHAHA)

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Deepwater Road Trip

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Driving is not the best thing for a bluegrass band to hit the road because too much gas eats into the very little money we seem to get for gigs.  However, I like going on the occasional road trip because it’s a fun bonding time and it’s always a good time.  We all get to visit and talk and just be friends and that’s fun.

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I find it hard to believe that we can pack up to 5 instruments (including a full sized doghouse bass) and 5 people into Jeff’s Chevy Tahoe.   We should contact them for like sponsorship of the band!   He is the unofficial official driver of the Deepwater band…   no one else either has a car big enough or dependable enough to get us there.  I’d love to think the Lumi was ready to step up to the plate, but I’m not sure yet and beside, no one wants to take a chance not with my track record!  HAHA

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We were bound for Cardington, Ohio to an American Legion Hall that has a great bluegrass show once a month.  We met up with some old friends…  Brad and Gary from the Faces Made for Radio band out of the Ashland area.  Great guys, we enjoyed listening to them warm up back in the picking room.   We were the featured band that evening, but they are more or less the house band and will always play when we got to take a break and all.

roadtrip3Isn’t this weird?   My camera occasionally takes the weirdest pictures.   I was bummed because I don’t always get a chance to get shots of the guys just hanging out and of course, the only one, is messed up!  Oh well… one of these days I’m going to get a new camera… I’m working towards it.  My little Sony point and shoot is okay, but it’s just not a REAL camera!

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They were definately picking up a storm…  great sound, great band.

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I found that Rob and I share a weakness for strawberry pie and this was super duper good…   we snuck out and got us a piece before the show….

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Here’s what the stage and all looked like….  D & D did the best sound around for us!  We were so pleased.  It was a lot of fun to play here and we were asked back and that was nice.   It’s cool to have a 2010 booking already on the books!

I wish we had shot a couple pictures of us on stage!  But we didn’t travel with any of our groupies, so we were on our own.  I should have asked someone to snap a few shots, but I forgot!  We did shoot a video of it all, but we can’t put it on YouTube at the moment because Don can’t been seen online so close to his teaching retirement times.  So we don’t mind.   Maybe someday soon!   He’s only got one more year!

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Yes, that is a ground hog sighting there at the hall.  Apparently this happens frequently….   I must admit it was a first for us to see a dancing ground hog.

All in all, a fun trip and evening of bluegrass.   We’re looking forward to next year!!!  Thanks to everyone that made us feel at home!

-Sherri

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