The sun was brilliant today. Bright enough I trekked outside to take a couple shots, but that was it. I've been feeling a bit run down today and really laid low.
If only the mountain wasn't in the way and these rays hit the ground around my home in the winter.
There is Daisy. She's very lonely now that the goose passed on, but there's nothing I can do about that this time of year.
I am a very impatient person so Olivia and I planted some of the marigold seeds I harvested this fall rather than waiting another month when they are really supposed to be planted. First we put the six-packs in the trays and then watered our extremely dried out dirt. It was -20 in town today so there was no was my sore throat was going to go buy potting soil. We made due with what we had.
These are disco marigold seeds. That little bucket would grow a carpet of flowers the size of half a basketball court if planted only six inches apart. There is approximately 14,400 seeds there. No, I will not be planting them all.
We planted three trays which if they all grow would be 216 plants. I've never harvested seeds and I'm really nervous to see if they'll sprout which is why I am starting this batch so early. I would hate to wait and then have them not grow. Elijah stayed home from school today. Sore throat and sinus pain running through our house. Not really serious, but his body needed to rest. He's been playing basketball 3 hours a day while sick and it finally caught up. He had a book to read for school so he did that while Netflix loaded on his computer. Since our Internet is so slow it takes about 3 hours to watch an 1.5 hour movie. Plenty of time to finish the book.
After planting three flats I was wiped out. Silly since I got up at 7:00am and after determining Elijah wasn't going to school we were back in bed at 7:20am until 10:30am. I had only been up 4 hours and took a two-hour nap. Lucky for me Nick was here to care for his brother and sister. Elijah napped, too. The crazy thing is that I'm not even really sick. No runny nose, throat so slightly sore it almost isn't noticible, but I am soooo tired. So I guess I just have "tired sickness".
When I got up and headed (outside) down to the living room it was still this light at 5:00pm. Yipee! Headed to the couch now to watch Biggest Loser. Not too ambitious today. My sweet man brought me home a bag of potting soil so Olivia and I can plant a few more seeds tomorrow. So much for waiting.