Monday, January 18, 2010

The Rain has Arrived

The first of several expected rain storms this week has arrived.  It has been a pretty steady drizzle for most of the morning.  I can normally save the water in our tanks in order to water the grass and the garden.  However, our tanks are already full, and all of this water is running out of the overflows onto the ground.  Oh well, at least it's raining.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gardening Begins

I tilled in the grass clippings that I've been collecting over the summer.  Hopefully, it will add some nutrients into the soil and help to hold in a little moisture.  I battled with the garden drying out most of last year.  I finally put together a drip irrigation system, and the plants took off.  Unfortunately, it was a little late in the year.  We were able to get several zucchinis, a few tomatoes, some green beans, and some watermelon that never quite got big enough to eat.  I hope that next year will yield a little better output.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Five Weeks Old

Matthew had a doctor's appointment today. He now weighs 8 and 1/2 pounds.