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There are green things!

My chives survived, apparently. They're growing nicely. There are radishes and lettuces and some other salady stuffs coming up, and I've flowers already blooming. The established ones, not the ones I planted.

Had to reseed some of the stuff. I dislike thoroughly three days of sun and 70's followed by two inches of snow overnight. Cucumbers are growing. I saw what looks to be okra as well. The rest of 'em are still thinking about it.

The beans in the pot where I planted tomatoes are doing fine. (still trying to figure that one out) The tomatoes have begun coming up. Basil is being feeble.

I've got forsythia, mock orange, lilac, and the unidentified red flowering bush bits shoved in my fish tank. They're all nice and green, two of e'm have blooms. I'm hoping they'll establish roots. I know it'll take awhile, but I want to put a nicely scented, pretty privacy hedge all along the alley.

I now have screws. Must find replacement door instead. The old one is cobbled together in such a way that hanging it as planned isn't an option after all.

Been a bunch of wind and out of control fires hereabout. They finally issued a county-wide burning ban. Grills and approved firepits only, basically. It promptly started raining. Then got cold and cloudy, and drizzled. We're having a bright day today. If we get enough of those in a row, and I get over being sick, there will be more gardening done. However, at the moment, every time I go outside, I come back in coughing and hacking and wheezing something awful. It's three parts sick, several parts living next door to a co-op, one part depression. I think, anyhow. Between the wonky weather, the burning, the coop, and the pollen counts going up, that seems legit. I just want to stop coughing! It hurts!

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Comment by Jennifer on April 8, 2014 at 2:49pm

Feel better! That crazy-sounding weather is enough to make anyone sick—although it's good to hear that so many of your plants are thriving. If you need it, there's always this.

Comment by Jana Franzen on April 8, 2014 at 11:26pm

Jennifer -

That sounds tasty. I tend to buy cherry vodka or cinnamon schnapps - I find they both work to help reduce the coughing and help me sleep. Which means I should probably go grab the bottle. My eyes have been trying to sleep since 2pm, but the rest of me refuses to cooperate, and I've noticed the coughing gets worse after dark.

Comment by Jennifer on April 10, 2014 at 9:25am

Jana: I just put out the call on HOMEGROWN's Facebook page for suggestions for homemade cough suppressants. Fingers crossed we'll get some good responses!

Comment by Jana Franzen on April 11, 2014 at 1:49pm

Aye, that would be nice! I know hot tea with honey and lemon is a go-to for a lot of people, but I'm underfond of lemon so don't keep it around. The alcohol helps with the sleeping, though, so I do tend to use it more often than anything once the coughing gets bad enough.

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