Saturday, April 18, 2009

spring has sprung!!!

it has been a beautiful day today. warm and sunny. the yard is full of green things growin', it's so cool. my Mom and me walked around the yard today checkin' stuff out. she and the Dad are busy gettin' ready for a show where they think they'll sell lotsa the Dad's cool stuff, so nobody has time to work outside. but the show is on May 6th, so that will leave lotsa time after to get things spiffy.

and looky, looky, looky! i think i told everybody when the Dad's friend Keith brought over catnip plants that he dug up from his father's yard. they survived the winter!!! i'm so happy. when my Mom and i were walking round toay, we found that both clumps are growin'!!! oh yea! fresh catnip whenever i want. last year we didn't get a bunch of catnip thieves comin' in the yard tryin' to eat it all. i hope we don't this year either. it's so nice and tender and fresh right now. baby leaves and all. the Dad calls it "home grown." i don't know why he calls it that like it's somethin' special....... what? oh, he said the dry stuff you get in the store is dry and kinda icky and our home grown is so fresh and almost minty smellin'. that makes sense. home grown is much better. and it should smell minty, it's real name is Catmint.
well, my Mom is makin' leftovers from goin' out for dinner yesterday for dinner today. tomorrow she's gonna cook. she's been cookin' more than she has in a while, but it's mostly stuff i don't 'specially like. like chicken. she's makin' that tomorrow. i think she should make fish, but she says she wants leftovers and fish isn't always good left over. the Dad really likes left overs, and that way she can cook one meal and it's good for two or three days. that's good plannin' i guess.
i'm gonna go watch the hockey game. we're gonna beat those jacket men again, i just know it. YEA Wings, the Wings are KINGS!!!


Blogger Shaggy and Scout said...

Glad to hear about the nip plant! We had one a few years ago & it didn't make it through the first winter.
We end up having leftovers too, and our dad likes them. Mom says it just makes one less meal she has to think about coking!
Go Flyers!

4:59 PM  
Blogger Just Ducky said...

Mum bought nip seeds for this summer, the squirrels dug all of the stuff up last summer. I like chick-hen, mum sometimes grills extra so she has lots to share. But I know you are a fish kittie, I hope you get some soon.

8:01 PM  
Blogger The Meezers or Billy said...

Hi Edsel - goot to hear from you again! we is glad that your catmint is growing again - that's pretty awesome!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Robyn Harton said...

Edsel, Great about your nip plant. That's super! Fanks for coming by for the late shift to help keep Mom from scratching too. She says you're so handsum, you always distract her. I can understand that for sure. Good luck to your Dad with his show.
Purrrrrrrs and a big nosekiss,
your tuxie gun moll Boni Maroni

9:50 AM  
Blogger The Crew said...

Hey Edsel, it was good to hear from you in our comments!

You gotta be careful about those 'nip plants. Mom had some and they took over a whole area. It's OK if you can confine them, otherwise they're very invasive.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Edsel/The Pooch said...

ohmygosh! i hope they invade the WHOLE YARD

11:24 PM  
Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

Edsel, our catnip comes back each year, too! Mom amost camed in on Caturday wifout bringing me none, but I glared at her to GO GET IT. An it was goooooood! But today it SNOWED again! I sure hope little kitten catnip plants don't mind snow!

4:02 PM  
Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

A friend of mom's gave us a big catnip plant once....Ooooh, you are so lucky that yours is growning back! If it not too big of a patch of nip, maybe your Dad or Mom could put some kind of mesh cover over it so that the neighborhood cat burglers can't get into it!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Kaz's Cats said...

Fresh Catmint! You are so talented to grow this oh so useful plant. We keep asking for some in a pot, but our Mum says she has brown thumbs and would just kill it. We think we'll use your story to try and inspire her to try...


Gypsy & Tasha

6:27 AM  
Blogger Ailurophile said...

Wow Catmint!! That will make for a great spring! Hope you are enjoying it. Take care :)

3:52 AM  
Blogger sanjeet said...

I know you are a fish kittie, I hope you get some soon.
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5:13 PM  

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