Replanting Succulents

Succulents are very low maintenance plants. You don’t have to water them a lot because they retain water. This is why they’re some of my favorite plants. Unfortunately I’ve killed some because I watered them to much. You only need to water them about once a week, depending on the climate you live in. More humid areas need less water and 3 or more times a week in a dry area.

You can usually buy succulents for pretty cheap, unless you’re buying the ones in the fancy bowl and pretty rocks. We bought some so we could replant and make them look really pretty. We’ve had some for awhile that we needed to replant. I let Maggie pick out what rocks she wanted to use. We also picked out two pots and Cactus, Palm and Citrus Potting Mix that is good for succulents.

I separated the succulents so we could have more to plant, since they spread so well. 

Maggie wanted to replant them so I let her have at it.  We decided to only put the rocks in the glass vase. 

These are our beautiful results!

 I can’t wait until they spread and look even better!

Nonconventional Gardening and How To Do It

We have a nonconventional garden and I’m going to tell you why it works for us. It could work for you too if you don’t have the time or even the space for a big garden. Our family loves eating the food we’ve grown ourselves. 

Truth is last year we tried having a garden. Benji tilled up the ground and made a contraption so we could get most of the rocks out of the ground. We planted tomatoes, squash, zucchini, onions, butternut squash, yellow peppers, and jalapeños in this huge space. We were so excited we had a garden! The plants were coming up so good. Then all of a sudden it was blistering hot and our plants literally got fried.

I suppose we didn’t water it enough and it was constantly in full sun.We were gone a lot last summer, as we will be this summer. It just didn’t make sense for us to go through all that work for nothing again. Last year we planted asparagus in our flowerbed that gets shade, so we’d remember where we planted it since it comes back every year. The asparagus did really well even though you don’t eat it the first year and it’s coming back nicely this year.  We also planted a grape tomato plant in our flowerbed last year and it provided a lot of  tomatoes. 

This year for our garden we decided we were only planting tomato plants, cucumber plants and strawberries. Benji planted one tomato plant in our flowerbed,  my mom, Maggie and I planted the other three tomato plants and four cucumber plants in two planting pots and Maggie planted the strawberry seeds in a little bucket kit she got from five below. I wasn’t blogging when we did all of this but I did take you all some pictures that I can show you now. 

You don’t have to grow a huge garden or spend tons of time gardening to be able to grow your own food. You can also grow herbs in the house, I haven’t yet but want to try it soon.

Fruit kabobs

Maggie wanted to make dessert today. She found a fruit kabob recipe and wanted to try it with some of her favorite fruits strawberries, banana and kiwis. I helped her cut up all the fruit and put it in bowls. I’ll let her show you how she did it.

You need:

  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Kiwis
  • Skewers

We used  four strawberries, two bananas, two kiwis and three skewers. How many you use really depends on how many you’re making. You can also add or swap the kinds of fruit you use.

Life through Rebel’s eyes

I’m Rebel. Most people see a huge pit bull. They’re scared because I have a bad rap. Truth is I’m clumsy as all get out! I mean I’ve fallen down the steps y’all and I run and slide into walls and cabinets, chasing after a toy. 

I usually live indoors, but I do like being outside! Oh the smells, I can smell! I’ll put my nose so far in the ground that I get dirt up my nose. 

I sure do love car rides with my humans. Yes, they’re one of my absolute favorite things in this world. I like sticking my head out the window and letting the wind blow around my ears and jowls. Of course I love all those new smells! I like to lick Dad’s ear while he’s driving. 

My child human is my very best friend and sister. She gets down on the floor and plays with me. Sometimes when I don’t have the zoomies, she’ll lay her head on me. She likes walking me. I’m good for her and don’t try to drag her around. I love her hugs and cuddles. She taught me to give her my paw in less than 20 minutes! 

When I get my food I sit and wait until mom or dad says I can eat. I’m a good boy and I listen most of the time to what I’m told. Every now and then I put my nose in the trash, my humans don’t like that very much. They also don’t like when I chew on my bed, but I’m getting better at that. Dad gets really happy when I don’t chew on it or lick it and Mom blows a whistle when I do. I don’t like the whistle but it gets my attention.

They only thing I’ve ever killed is a toy! I sure like to chew on those suckers,  until there’s a big mess for mom to clean up. Now they buy me toys for power chewers. Sometimes they don’t stand up, because I really go to town on them. 

I love treats. Any kind of treats. From apples to milk bones. Eating is one of my favorite past times.

My humans think I’m the most handsome and smartest dog ever. They think I have an amazing smile. I’m happy, healthy and loved because they don’t let the world darken my shine. They let people know real fast they have a big baby that doesn’t like walking on wet grass and I’m a good boy. My gas is the only thing dangerous about me, I can clear a room in no time! Just be cautioned when you’re around me I just may lick you to death. 

Saving the turtles

We have a lot of turtles on our road. I mean A LOT. I guess you could say I’m the crazy turtle lady. Do normal people do this? I have to stop and get them across the road. Always in the direction they’re going, of course. No, this isn’t completely safe and you probably shouldn’t do it, but turtles.

Every time I’ve seen one and didn’t stop, by the time I’ve been on my way back home, someone has hit it. Then that makes me feel like a terrible person and if I’d just stopped and been late for whatever it’d been okay. At least the innocent turtle would still have been alive. Right?

My husband and I have already saved 2 this past week! Last Saturday while on the way to the Y,  there was one crossing the road. My husband stopped, I ran across the road, grabbed the little guy, put him safely on the other side and ran back to the car. All while my husband was parked in the middle of the road. 

Today after our daughter’s end of the year awards ceremony, there was another one but he wasn’t exactly crossing the road. He was going down the road. So what do we do in that situation?

We brought him home. We have woods behind our house. I put him in the shade and poured a cup of water over him. He seemed a little dry. Hopefully he won’t try to get back in the road.

I bought some turtle crossing signs to put on our mailbox pole. Hopefully people will pay attention to them, but who knows? If not, they’re probably the same ones hitting the poor turtles. 

Aren’t these the cutest signs ever? I ordered the signs from amazon for $12 per sign. We got the screws from Lowe’s.We screwed the signs into our mailbox pole. By we, I meant Benji.

Do y’all think this will work? Anyone have any other ideas that could help save the turtles? I’d love your input!

Get your own save the turtles sign from Amazon.