Monday, November 28, 2011

How many of you have friends, family or know someone who is a snowbird?  You know,  a North Dakota snowbird- someone who finds another place to reside temporarily when the cold weather sets in.  Funny how we call them snowbirds when really they aren't around for the snow at all.  And funny how the 'snowbirds' come back to their permanent home when the snow is all gone.  Nuff said about folks that move around during different parts of the year...yeah - you know who you are that asked this question!

My sister from Tennessee sent a link to their news page today.  It snowed in TN last night and apparently it is causing quite a stir.  I saw the photos, it looked to me more like a hard frost than real snow, but OK, guess it you're used to average November temps in the 50's and 60's, it might be a little surprising.

I'm a little worried.  I have received only two - count them, TWO seed catalogs so far and its the end of November.  Wondering if I've made Santa's naughty list or what I did to deserve that?  The one I really need to show up is the Johnny's catalog.  I've got lots of seed to order this year and I want to make sure I get my 'stocking' filled before they run out of the varieties I really want.  They've always been good to me though.  This past year they did not have the Dill seed I wanted so I settled for a different variety.  Sorry to say it did not live up to my expectations and it made harvesting and keeping Dill in stock a little difficult. When I called to let them know, not really complain, just give them some feedback - they credited my account for the whole amount.   In 2010 however, we had to switch varieties of Zinnia and found Johnny's recommendation for the new variety to be a big hit.

I've already spoken with the Rock Lake greenhouse to get the Rosemary plugs ordered and they're looking into Italian Oregano plugs for us too.  OOO, gotta love that Italian Oregano.  The Greek is great for some recipes but you can't beat the true 'pizza' flavor of a good Italian.

For now I guess I'll just wait by the mailbox, hoping Olaf the mailman will deliver what is to me the equivalent of the old Sears Holiday WishBook.  Hope you all had a great Turkey Day!

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