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I'm a Canadian now residing in Sunny Arizona since 2002. Although I've been a city girl all of my life, I've always loved the country and the laid back life it offers. My love of the Outdoors, Animals,and Gardening comes from my mom Cecile, who loved her home in the country, but sadly passed away in 2005. I promised her I would grow a garden in her name, And I finally did, five years later. One of my best memories of her is how much she loved her garden. The glow on her face when she would show me something new, always creating a life with things she loved. She loved all animals. She taught me simplicity, to enjoy the small things, and see beauty in everything. Today I find myself doing the same things she did in her garden and in life. This blog was created to keep track of my projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity. I want to share this adventure with those who can appreciate the small things, the trial and errors, the simplicity in it all, but mostly,what my mom knew how to do best,just have FUN! *This blog is dedicated to her*

Feb 24, 2010

Rain, Rain and more Rain

This is the most relentless rain I've seen in just one month since I live in Arizona. A little frustrating when you are building a garden.
The clouds are lingering today. It's not a bad thing, we can really use this moisture. But my flowers, fruit trees and seeds need the sun! And so do I!

I have many backyard projects I would like to finish, but these conditions make it miserable to work outdoors. And I really wonder if it will ever all get done....and if it does, I know I'll have another project in line.

The yard is flooded, the mud, everywhere. However, it looks as though it'll quieten down by next weekend. Yippee! In the meantime this gives me the opportunity to get creative indoors. I have done some reading. Lots of it. Right now I am reading about Herbs. Its amazing the benefits Herbs have to offer. Mine are mainly for culinary reasons. Nothing like cooking with garden fresh Herbs :)

I have a small corner area of my yard where I made my little Herb Garden :)
I planted Garlic Chives, Parsley, Cilantro, Sweet Basil and Rosemary.
I also planted Savory and Chives around my garden beds, as a natural repellent to help keep pests away from my crops. I have yet to find out how effective that is :) In the meantime, I'll have to wait out this rain and hope to see some rays in my Garden soon :)

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