It’s Mother’s Day and also Selfie Sunday blog hop with our host The Cat on My Head. You want me to do a selfie now….LIKE RIGHT NOW! Do you see, I climbed the arbor even with my out of shape bod. MOL I climbed up the lattice like steps.
Kali and I got mom some lovely flowers for Mother’s Day. Dad picked them up for us. We sold some of our furs on ebay. There was a big demand for Kali’s fur but not mine. I was hurt. Nobody seemed to want my two toned fur. Turns out Kali did very well and paid for most of the flowers herself. She even has lots of fur left.
Everyone take a gander at your friends posing for their selfies. Simply click on The Cat On My Head and you will be swept to their house.
We are starting our seeds…or some of them today. The ones that need to be transplants before we put them outside, are slowly being planted in small containers. We use fruit cups or tiny yogurt containers and punch holes in the bottom. We use starter mix as this form of medium as it is not as dense as potting soil. If the seeds sit for a long time in wet soil they will rot. This size is ideal for the wee seeds. The three type of seeds we are concerned with today are Chervil, Hamburg Parsley and Poached Egg Plants. These seeds were sent to us from the Flowery Prose blog. Cheryl lives in Alberta so our climates are similar.
Sunflower…does not take long to start sprouting and grows huge quickly so we will leave it till the last.
Chervil or Anthriscus cerefolium is similar to parsley. The leaves have a mild aniseed taste. Chervil has medicinal and culinary uses. In French cuisine, it is one of the four herbs, along with chives, tarragon, and parsley, which make up the delicate bouquet “fines herbes”. Hamburg Parsley or Petroselinum crispum. Germination may take up to three weeks. Hamburg parsley is grown for its parsnip like root but the leaves can be used as well because they taste like parsley. It takes 3 to 4 months for Hamburg Parsley to mature.
Poached Egg Plant: or Limnanthes douglasii The poached egg plant is an annual that is easy to grow and is recommended for children to grow as they are getting used to the thrill of gardening.. The plant usually bears white flowers with yellow centers, hence the name “poached egg plant”,
We have started the transplants for this summer….at least some of them. We plant the transplants outside in the first or second week of June when any chance of night frost has passed. You know I could jump in the tray and play scatter the dirt. MOL Oh My…did I say that out loud? I don’t know what came over me. I even look guilty.
Have a spring like day. May the clouds pee all over you! MOL. Good grief, what makes me say these things?
Mom and I have resolved our issues and she says “She will not make me look stupid in ANY way, if she can possibly help it.” This statement is also in writing. So today is Caturday and an artsy, fartsy day at Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art blog. Click on their name and fly away to see other anipals posing with all sorts of added artsy effects. Mom decided to use Pizap and sprayed me with Cotton Candy and then threw flowers at me. Really! The indignities I go through for mom.
They say Spring has sprung. Well Spring is struggling to stay out around here, She keeps hiding and letting a dress of white occupy the backyard. We don’t even want to see another picture of this dress….months and months we watched nature give us the Winter whites. Yuck…no more mom! Bring on the sunshine and flowers. Come on let’s exam the garden for signs of life. Hey, dad’s digging over my veggie garden. The ground is no longer frozen. High five, Kali!!
The tulips are peeking out. Bad news mom….the weeds seem to be posing for the picture. Guess we’ll be out weeding before long. 2nd year buds are on the transplanted lilac bush. Mom’s never seen the bald headed, tattooed man she got it from again. Someone told mom it takes a good three years for transplanted lilacs to have flowers. We shall see.
Here is our last sign of Spring in the backyard. It’s my Hawaiian collar that I lost in December! Now that the snow’s gone, dad found it. The red suits me…my favourite collar. I thought it was gone for good.
Oh cwap! Kali’s found a new kitten in the neighbourhood. She seems to like him. Another sign of Spring…new kittens in the area. This guy looks to be 5 months though. Get away from him Kali….we don’t need anymore visitors!! Our nip is getting too hairy. A further sign of spring are the puddles but no ice.
There you have it friends, the signs of spring around our place and our first walk of the year in the Lane.
I just have to fine out what you’re getting Einey for Valentine’s Day Shoko. The last I heard you couldn’t make up your mind between a real mousie or choclotate mices. The anticipation is killing me. Well, Kali I have decided to get Einey a live mousie and get the chocolate mice for Einey’s dad. His dad is so special…he takes Einey and Timmy to all the events at Cat Scouts. You know I got mom a few chocolate mice too…shhh…its a secret. Now, I have to go out and catch one and send it to Pencil-vain-eha. You must send it by way of computer. Then the mouse will make it in time for Valentine’s Day. You mean this yucky little sucker will run up and down the wires till it gets to Einey’s? Something like that Shoko. I’m giving Einey a card I made all by myself without mom’s help. You didn’t put any hearts or flowers on it, Shoks. I really wanted to glue some nip to it but mom wouldn’t give me any. She said Einey would never see it if I got my paws on some nip. Let’s see your card to Buddy, Kali. I worked my paws raw getting just the right feel for my mancat. It’s a beautiful card Kali! Buddy will love it, I just know he will. You have such gorgeous flowers….you outdid yourself sis. Well, enough miawing my time away, I have a mouse to catch and throw on the computer wires. Don’t worry I’ll tell her the mouse is virtual so she doesn’t have to throw it on the computer wires. I want to see her catch one first,
What a fun week we had. Kali has been out sunning herself in her hat and sun glasses so she doesn’t have to worry about a burn. Her fur is white and she seems to feel the effects of the sun quickly.
Me? well I’ve been helping mom, as usual. We got several pots of flowers planted. The leeks and celery were planted in the greenhouse along with the Summer Savoury herb. We ran outside every few minutes as it was hot as stink in there. I noticed a green pepper fruit is about an inch wide on the peppers. All the squash is planted outside except the spaghetti squash. So we need to plant the corn, cauliflower, swiss chard, beets and carrots yet.
This carrot seed tape is easy peasy. No fuss or mess, just lay the tape down and cover with soil. Of course, I grab the tape and run….just airing the seeds out. Then I continually break them for mom. So when she does lay them down…they are of a smaller size she can handle.
Earlier in the week Speedy The Cheeky Rex Rabbit had me as a guest bunny on Disapproving Bun Day. I had a ball as a bunny. Mr. Mick, a handsome guest bunny and I kicked up some dust with Speedy.
Nellie from The Cat From Hell also made me an honorary member of the Cat From Hell and put me on her Hellions Page.
I want to thank Speedy and Nellie for helping me have such a fun time.
Mom and I still have a fair bit of planting to do but it looks like a storm is moving in so the plants and seeds will have to wait…a good watering from the skies is needed for the plants and the forest fires.