Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weeds and Kiwi

Today was my 19th birthday and I spent it shopping for plants and helping my mom pull tons and tons of weeds all over her yard. As a gift, my mom got me a male Hayward kiwi vine while we were out, and I'll be getting a female as soon as they are in stock again. I love kiwi fruit and I thought it was interesting that you have to have both a male and a female plant in order to produce fruit.

The last two days have been absolutely beautiful, with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 70's, and I was glad to be outside. I worked muscles that I forgot existed and am happy to be sore, because I feel like we accomplished a lot. I'm looking forward to doing even more tomorrow. We're planning on planting a garden this year, and I've started some seeds inside, which means that we have to hurry up and till the soil. I am hoping that the plants that I started will survive, especially the tomatoes, so that I can try my hand at canning using the canner I received for my birthday. I love learning new skills, especially those that will help me in living a more self-sufficient lifestyle, and plan to learn many more. For tonight though, I think I'll be content applying some aloe to my sunburn and heading to bed early (at least early for me).