Last year I was a bad gardener. I winter sowed more plants than I could get in the ground (I never set up the second raised bed), so some of the plants got left in the milk jugs all summer (and now all winter). As we're starting to thaw again, I was looking at the old jugs, waiting for them to thaw enough to pick them up and clean them out. Much to my surprise, some of them are starting to grow again!! It looks like White Soul and Yellow Wonder strawberries are both coming back up, the chamomile is sprouting again, and the white Kohlrabi is showing green. I knew the chamomile would come back (though it never did flower last year). The strawberries I had hoped would come back, but the kohlrabi is a surprise. I knew it was biennial, but didn't think it would survive our winter.
Today is Floki's first birthday (Happy Birthday Floki). We are once again on kitten watch as Mabel is due any day now and is showing signs that the time is near. I brought her a big box after she inspected and rejected several that we had around the house. She immediately claimed it and has not left it for long since Tuesday evening. She's been grooming herself (and anyone who come near her) for the past 24 hours. The other kitties are enjoying the new nap location. I'm going to have to borrow a kennel to put Mabel (and the box) when kittens come to prevent kittens smothering under the pile.
Above is a photo of Trinket, Henry, Floki, and Mabel in the box, with Zombie napping up top.
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