My carrots are growing along great. To be honest I'm being very impatient for them but as they say on Caillou, "you can't rush a raspberry." You also can't rush a carrot (or a bin of them). I want to pull one out each day just to see what's under the dirt but I am holding myself back. Right now the carrot tops are only about 2 inches high so there wouldn't be much more than a tiny normal looking root, not a carrot by any means.
I had planted carrots in a small portion of my back garden, about the same amount of surface space as the purple bin, before realizing that they would probably all be eaten by neighborhood wildlife. I planted the back garden carrot seeds at least a week before planting the bin. Well, officially there are TWO carrot tops poking out of the ground in the back bed whereas there are at least 30 in my purple bin. The rabbits got the ones in the ground alright. They didn't even give the things a change to get one inch high before nibbling them off.
Moving on, I've been struggling with depression quite a lot this month. It doesn't leave me debilitated or helpless but it sure makes life dreary and much more difficult. Drum roll please... I think it's finally moved on. It always does but waiting it out isn't exactly a cake walk. I cleaned the house two days in a row without the overwhelming feeling of needing to dig a big big hole somewhere and hide inside of it for weeks, which usually results in the house not getting cleaned and me trying to hide under a blanket instead. That's just one of the signs that I'm on the mend.
I did make the dandelion hand salve, yay. It's far too oily (I probably needed to put in a bit more of the beeswax) but being my first go at anything of the sort I'm very happy with the vibrant yellow color from the dandelion flowers, I do like the smell mostly from the coconut oil, and despite the oil factor it leaves my hands very soft once it's worked in. The recipe I followed did note that it would be oily so I should have expected it I suppose. Recipe here I took photos of my end results but I've apparently deleted them and I haven't the time to go take more now.
Well May is almost over. Not much has been made of it here, on my end, but my spending has stayed pretty well in check and that is always an upside.
Average daily spending for 2015: $17.95