Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Garden At My House

Pictures are click-able. Sorry for the ones that are on their sides. I'm too lazy this early in the morning to fix them :)

I figured I would blog about the garden this morning.
Here is the start of the adventure... We rented a tiller from Home Depot. Christian didn't trust me with it.

Here is the after shot before any of the planting.

Here's the start of the growing season:

The herb box not doing anything:

Strawberries galore:

Orange and Yellow Bell Peppers which have just started to poke through and 4 different varieties of tomatoes:

Soybeans on the left for making soymilk and tofu. Green Beans on the right.

Different green beans on the left. Zucchini in the middle. Butternut, Acorn, Crookneck and Straightneck Squash on the right.

The flower on the Striaghtneck Squash...

The Lettuce and Cabbage have just started to poke through to the sun, but I didn't take pictures... didn't think you would care to see the dirt. I also have some Rhubarb that I just planted (a division from someone's garden I bought from Ebay) and it's not doing as well as I had hoped. I have 50 Sweet Spanish Onions growing. I have 50 Walla Walla Onions (my fave onion) on their way (again, an Ebay purchase). I have a TON more that I have yet to plant at my parents!! Stay tuned!!!

My black raspberry bushes have a few little berries on them. SO YUMMY!!!

The Thompson Seedless Grapevine is growing rapidly, but there are no grapes to be seen, yet. I have another 4 strawberry plants in hanging baskets on the patio cover that have some berries on them. The mint is flourishing as it always does.

That's about it for the garden at my house. I'm going to my parents later today so I will blog that probably tomorrow.....

Sunday, May 18, 2008

In Like a Lion... Out Like an Elephant

Yeah, life hasn't been handing me too many easy days lately. So instead of cry out to the world of my problems and the injustices, I figured it's easier NOT to blog.

We had a few near tornadoes form overhead. We have had more dr's appointments than I care to even think about. Colin is going on a new medication to see if we can get some of his aggression under control AND it will also put him to sleep!!! Keely is the best reader in the whole Kindergarten class!!!! Her downfall is her comprehension. Guess we will be working harder at that over the summer.

Some know... some don't know. The neighbor's pitbull pulled my kitty, Smashy, under the fence and violently killed her 5 feet away from me. It's really messed with me having to see it and not be able to do anything about it. My beloved Smashy....

I have found that cutting and sewing squares is very comforting to me. I have fallen in love with patchwork. I am making patchwork skirts, sundresses large squares that go to nothing... I love me some patchwork!!!

OH... Keely had a dress as your favourite book character day at her school... she wanted to be Elphaba from Wicked, but I said that they may not appreciate that at school. So, she picked Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. The dress took some skill, but I made it and am very proud of how it turned out!!!

Yeah... that's about it. I'll post more when I have some good fun things to post about....