Monday, March 17, 2014

Top of the morning to you all on this St. Patrick's day

After doing some 6am work in the plant nursery, transplanting some seedlings, I pulled out my corned beef and cabbage recipe for tonight's traditional St. Patrick's day dinner, while watching "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. It's the one time a year I can get Jim to eat cooked cabbage!

It rained overnight and more is due this morning; but I'm hoping there will be a respite at some point, because temperatures are due to go a hair below freezing so I need to get out and cover some of my tender veggies and then drive over to our son and daughter-in-in laws place and do the same in their vegetable garden.

It doesn't look like it will be a day for outdoor planting. This is the first day of the moon cycle for planting root vegetables again, but that can wait a couple of days till we're past this cold spell.

Time to get dressed and look for something appropriate for this "wearing of the green" day. In the meantime,

“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”

An Irish Blessing.


  1. That's what mom and dad did!

  2. We'll have to watch The Quiet Man tonight. We got caught up watch Sleepless in Seattle and then uncle Jim needed to do some work on his banking statement and by the time he was done we didn't think we'd be able to make it through The Quiet Man, so we'll be watching it tonight. It's the first year in decades, that we missed it!