In light of the changes on the way, I've changed the name of the blog. 'Almost an Acreage' was a silly title that I put up there because I had to name it something. The new name is more fitting and has more meaning. Mostly because my husband and I say it every blessed time we come home.
We come around the corner and down our street to the house and one or both of us says, "Here's our little slice!" followed by smiles and knowing glances. I can't imagine that there is another couple in the whole world so pleased every time they come within view of their home. I do imagine that most people see a house as a place to live. This little place means so much more than that to us.
The place is really small. We're on a 75 foot by 75 foot lot. Not anywhere near an acreage of any kind. But we pack a lot of living in our little space.
In other news, spring is springing! Today we took a trip to the home store and along with some other things, I brought home these little lovelies:
|Starry Night Viola|
|Blue Moon Viola|
Okay, time to change the subject. She'll probably come back and haunt me for that. Maybe I can keep her at bay with this:
|Grandma's fine-leaved peonies|
In the greenhouse, the seedlings are coming along splendidly. The tomatoes have all germinated and are finally starting to grow their first true leaves. Low light conditions on the kitchen shelf made them a wee bit spindly. I'll plant them extra deep in the garden bed when the time comes and they'll grow lots more roots along that spindly stem.
|"We're not really this pale. It's just the lighting."|
I keep things well watered in the greenhouse with this spiffy red watering can. My husband (the best husband EVER) got me this watering can for Valentine's Day. Is that love or what?
I don't know about you, but for me spring just isn't spring without berries! Here we have the first strawberries peaking out from under their leafy mulch. Below that is a shot of the gooseberry bush I planted last year with its first flush of leaves. Berries might be my favorite fruit. Maybe that's why I've planted six different kinds.
|Pixwell gooseberry bush.|
It doesn't really fit here, but I'll leave you with this gem because I love it. Rock on!