Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Veggies Schmedggies

I know I know, everyone else has probably been growing veggies for years but me.....I grow flowers for a living.  That's what it is to be in horticulture and growing veggies isn't exactly covered in Hort 101.

So this year is a learning year.  I've grown veggies in the past, don't get me wrong.  But I've never planted ELEVEN tomatoes in addition to: squash, cukes, sweet corn, beets, carrots, beans and ponatoes.

I've never had a plot specifically dedicated to growing veggies.  Come August I will probably be up to my ears in mateys, trying to keep up with baking my doggie treats to sell and wondering what on earth I was thinking.

Minute of it.

Here's my plot

it's 18x30 but the last time I talked about it to someone it was 20x36 and now it's gotta be at least 25x50.
Funny that.

Tilled up with posts in; yes I helped, my blister proves it!

Fencing up and ready for planting; yippie!

Whatcha growing?  Straw?  There's some mateys in there, see em? And look at that purty gate!!
My good friends at Hedgeapple Row Farm gave me this here little plot God bless 'em.  I helped build the fence and man, you gotta respect someone who builds a fence that could stand up against a bison. Susanna's husband Henry ain't messing around when he builds a fence.  And yes, he took the slight razzing we gave him very gracefully.

I'll let you know how things go on my little plot o' heaven.  But taking care of this, how on earth am I ever going to have time for writing?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weeee bit of an update

Oh the time does fly!  And so do the home made dog biscuits...right outta the house!  Whoohoo!!

Guess what?

My friend who owns a doggie daycare is putting in a little sales shelf, bugging me for business cards and stocking my home made doggie treats (Nibbles for Pups on Etsy) at her daycare!

I'm sorry I haven't written.

I've been making business cards, shopping for cookie cutters, trying to figure out how on earth to frost them (the cookies, not the cards) without giving poor doggies a sugar high heart attack and otherwise getting all business like and fun.  

Just ordered business cards!!  Oh!  They are so cute I want to squirm....I'd post 'em but they have all my personal info and the like......

The hardest part was doing the math to figure out really how much the treats are worth.  I am happy to report that 10-$12 per lb is totally reasonable.

It was funny; I don't want to overcharge so last night I baked a batch at record speed!

A new sport.

Speed baking!!