Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And all you can hear is John typing away...

Here is another update from The Wife. 17 of the 24 tomato plants John planted last week have come up, including 1 of the pink ones (wohooo!!!), and he says they look very healthy! John is finishing up several chapters of his dissertation, he literally writes from sunrise to waaay past sunset, and there are deadlines involved, so, therefore, his blogging has been limited... But, he is taking pictures of the seedlings, and I am sure he will post more about the 2009 tomato adventure soon. In the mean time, here is a picture of Tessa helping John read... :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Please pretend it is December 23, 2008 :)

Happy New Year from The Wife - I just thought we should share a few Christmas photos with you! As you can tell it has been really hectic around here and therefore this post is it is just a TAD late! By the way, John is planting his tomato seeds as I am typing this, we went and got new seedstarter tray contraption and a few new varieties (Cherry tomatoes! Pink ones! White ones! Wohoo!!) so stay tuned for an update from him within the next couple of days.

Tessa all dressed up with her Santa leash & tiny (not!) sparkly bow, on our way to dinner with the dogladies!

...And here are the official 2008 Christmas photos! :)

We wish you everything good in 2009!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A New Year

I haven't posted in a while, as we've been really busy with holiday travel, work, and just life in general. In regard to the container gardening there really hasn't been that much going on--other than a freak Las Vegas snowstorm that wiped out everything! Yes, we returned from Norway to find all of the plants dead--killed by snow! Unfortunately that included the Black Krim that had been the topic of my weekly updates. At least I had cut a few green tomatoes before we left and placed them in paper bags to ripen while we were away. So, the fall tomato planting wasn't a total wash. Anyhow, I am now preparing to start some seeds indoors for the Spring. Hopefully I'll have these out in the containers by the last week of February or first week of March. Will keep you all posted.

Okra Containers (foreground) and Tomato Plants (background) under Las Vegas Snow

Here are some pictures I took while hiking in Norway with Marianne's cousin Gaute and his very cool dog Mano. It's really a breathtakingly beautiful country.