Yes I'm still here. Aside from the past three or four days, I've been outside "playing" in the yard. It's been great; blissful if one would coin a phrase. Ah but all good things must come to an end they say. This week our early spring became a harsh winter; a reminder, if you will, that we ain't at spring yet and things happen. Georgia weather don't cha know. Our low's for three straight days stayed around 22, 23 degrees. Now, I know that isn't cold in some necks of the woods, but in ours, it most assuredly is. Especially when your blueberry bushes are in full bloom as well as your lone peach tree. Fortunately my apple trees haven't bloomed yet. Amazingly, my peach tree still has about 10 living blooms on it. Not enough to write home about, but considering the temps, admirable. I lost a chunk of blueberries even with them close to the house. What part of the blueberry bushes were closest to the house seemed to fare okay, but the further away from the house the branches were, the more damage was done. I will (I hope) get some blueberries, but not the amount I was hoping for. I'll take what I get. There are two good things I focus on. The first is, with the cold days, I will get blackberries, so yay! The second thing is that when I went to uncover my strawberry beds after the freeze (they did fine by the way), I noticed two baby blueberry bushes I thought were dead. Apparently not. They won't produce for a while, but it's nice to see them there.
Everything else made it through fine. I've actually been picking spinach and one asparagus spear. The early tomato plants I started in December are chomping at the bit to get outside, but not yet....not yet. I went ahead and replanted more tomato plants. I was within the recommended "Start indoor" time on them, so I won't need to buy any. I also started cucumber, yellow squash, pumpkin, and sage (a replant). Everyone came up! They will start their trek outside today to harden off. No one goes into the ground until after March. Never know if we will have another cold snap.
I am luvin being outside. That is my spot, my element. It keeps me active, interested, and out of the fridge. That's good for my waist line. I can not wait til I can post a picture of my back yard this year. The new (to us) fencing is installed. A decent job if I do say so myself. Once all is in full swing, I'll take a pic.