Friday, April 1, 2011

No foolin'!

No April fools joke here in the Desert!

This Thermometer is in the SHADE!!

It IS over 100 degrees today!


i LOVE This place!!

Planted Zucchini yesterday and discovered that our gorgeous sweet Mexican Avocado seeds are sprouting in the pots i planted them in a Month ago! i thought the cooler weather we'd had might have clobbered the poor dears but ....  they're just beginning to peek out of the they have excessive heat to deal with! Yikes!! Such extremes we have here. My camera is not able to get a good picture of the little dears yet ... but it won't be long now.

I hope they keep growing til we find a piece of dirt out in the desert to plant them in, as well as our home. Do you think our home will grow big and healthy ?? 
I do... Oh i DO!

The whole city has been spraying bug & weed killers all over Tarnation here. Our neighbors hire the Pest control and my Hub B. says sales on all those chemicals to kill off critters and their groceries(weeds) has gone through the roof!!

 i worry about our avian friends who rely on bugs and wild weed seeds for sustenance and fortification of their diets. Haven't seen Roadrunner since the spraying started in force. ..but rumor has it that a certain lady who used to feed him raw hamburger wads has moved away, so perhaps He's found another source of goods...

i haven't been able to enjoy the great outdoors as much as i'd like because of the Toxins being sprayed all over ... but i still feel better here than i did in other places & i notice i feel much, much better when we spend a day out in the wilds away from city stuff. So, Some day we'll find just the right spot of dirt in which to plant & invite all the birds, weeds and Buggs that are being fumigated out of the cities.

We planted sunny Yellow Marigolds with the Tomato & Zucchini to help dis-invite some of the more ravenous buggs and invite the Good guys.... like BEE'Z !

 Happy Buzzy days!
Maybe i Am an April Fool??
It's up to 102 now!!
(says the digital gage)

No foolin!!


  1. Summer is a while away from us, but when/if your summer gets too hot, you should come visit us in the mountains! Our hottest day last year was 84F. That's a little on the cool side for the summer, but i love it.

    I don't think much spraying gets done around here. We need to put out food grade diatomaceous earth around the house to keep out the ants and spiders. It helps a lot but is not dangerous to people or pets.

    I'm getting ready to plant seed starters to put out later, tho i think the onions would be okay to go out now. Going to try a number of things, tho i have to admit my ability to garden is pretty limited.

    Hope you can enjoy your sunshine! I'd be upset with neighbors spraying.

  2. Hi Kathryn!
    Thank You! i've always wanted to see Big-bear...
    As a child i used to go to the mountains nearby but never right there. We'll see what comes up this year. It would be fantastic to say Hello in person:)

    & Thank You for the tip on the diatomaceous earth..i had heard about it before..but...yah the Ant and spiders are going to be moving IN real soon!

    Yah, i'm none too happy about the spraying but there's not much we can do around here but find a place with a little breathing room. This city living is temporary for sure!)

    Happy Planting!
    Hugs & Buzz's

  3. We've been experiencing a bit of a heatwave here too. It's been about 85 to 90 the past couple of days and I only live 8 miles from the beach!

    Stay cool and have a nice weekend :-)


  4. Hey Ron!
    Thanks for stopping in Today! Maybe it's time to go swimmin'!]

    Have a Blessed weekend my friend!



  5. Glad you're getting nice warm weather too! It's very windy here today and supposed to have thunder storms tonight. Hope you're doing great!

  6. Hello Christine!
    Recent breezes seem to have cleared the air a,Yes i'm doing great right now! i hope you enjoy your storms with no dangers!

    Thanks for checking in on me & keeping those spring flowers blooming for us there on Your lovely blog.