Friday, April 30, 2010

Why travel to Callaway Gardens? Just come with me and admire our azaleas.

We'll take a turtle with us that I found along the driveway. I named him Pierre but disowned him shortly after because he had an "accident" on me. Who knew a turtle could hold so much liquid.

Enjoy the tour

Anyone need a break before we resume the tour?

Remember, I have cuttings of many hard to find heirloom plants, hostas, redbud trees, rosebushes. You name it. I've probably rooted it and got a pot (not the smoking kind) just waiting for you.

The miniature donkeys enjoyed the tour and I hope you did too. Come and see us!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

more babies

Okay, I told you to stay tuned. Grandaddy and I went to the barn to feed this morning and there were two more babies, a male and a beautiful solid brown female. One of the pregnant mamas had taken one of the babies and was claiming it (this happens often). The big problem with that is that she doesn't have any milk yet till her babies get here. And mama goats have colostrum for the first 24 hours, which really isn't milk, but the babies have to get it for a good start. We had to pen the real mama up with her two babies to keep the pregnant one from claiming it as her own.
As I said before - stay tuned. GrannyBett

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

baby goats

When we got home from church Sunday night we went to the barn to check on the very pregnant goats and found that one had two babies, a male and a female. One of the mamas is going to burst if she doesn't deliver soon. We just hope it's not more than two babies; it's hard for the mother to see after more than two. They can have three, four or five babies. Stay tuned for news of more births.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Roundup safety

When you're using Roundup you can get close to your desirable plants by placing a nursery pot over the plant if it's small; then you can spray the Roundup with no danger to the flower. If the plant is larger you can use a baffle or some sort - an old sign, a piece of cardboard held on the ground and up against the plant and get really close with no harm. It helps to have someone else hold the baffle. I've even sprayed near very large plants by getting someone to hold a sheet near the plant while I'm spraying the Roundup. Save money by buying the Roundup ready-to-mix instead of premixed. You can buy a 2-gallon pumpup sprayer for not much money. GrannyBett

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I've been asked about how to clean your kids' dusty stuffed animals. Just put them in the dryer on the cool air cycle for about 10 minutes. Can add a few throw pillows and a good time to add the tablecloth from the bedside table. All the dust is gone to the lint filter. GrannyBett