Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend!

Life is a bowl of cherries! The first Bings of the season. Bought from a guy selling fruit on the corner of of our street.

This is the first time in a while that I am able to have my flags out where others can see them!

Remembering people of the past. We can't visit the cemetery where are elders lay to rest so our little flags are out in remembrance!

(tried a new photo lay out- not liking it)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Round Three!

I plantd a new row of arugula. The other two rows were starting to bolt so I got rid of them.

I can't keep the slugs off my cucumber starts. The seeds barely get out of the ground and they get eaten off.

My potoatoes are growing like crazy. I mounded the last of the dirt I had around them. I poked around in the soil but couldn't find any little potatoes. Not sure how long it takes to get some.

Still have lots of lettuce. Cut some today. Found a slug while walking in to the house and found another one on the second rinse. Decided I needed a third rinse. Will have to seriously inspect while preparing my salad. That would be the end of my lettuce eating if I found a slug in my prepared salad!

It's rained on and off all week and all weekend. When the sun does decide to show it's face things are going to grow like crazy.

I found leeks and onions are the slowest growing things. I don't see myself eating a leek or onion until this fall. They are so thin and spindly. I could mistake them for a blade of grass.

Beets are a close second. They are still small and not looking like they will be ready for awhile.

I thought all the early spring stuff grew super fast.

Off to make some pasta salad! Yum summer!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Growing Garden

A quick look at what's growing!

Herbs- Basil, chive, Lemon Thyme

Greens, patio tomatoes in the green containers, bush pickle in the white container... seeds haven't sprouted yet!

leeks, more bush pickles, marigolds, tomatoes- can't remember what i bought- one has beaver in the name- thought that was a funny name for a tomato had to get it.

I like the containers because I can move them around to where the sun is!

Potatoes! Love that they are doing so well. I keep mounding dirt up around them and they just keep growing. First time growing potatoes. We grew them when I was younger. I remember digging the up with a pitch fork.

First Hair Cut!

Night Before!

He did such a great job. He had a little lollipop- His first Candy!


Having lunch after his cut!

I had to get a trim as well... I just keep going shorter and shorter!

Friday, May 07, 2010

My First Crop

of Radishes! How exciting. I didn't plant the seeds deep enough so as they grew they were pushing themselves out of the soil really soon so I had to mound soil around them as they grew.

Bug eating breakfast with the birthday balloon that came with the flowers my sisters sent me.

He wouldn't let go of the balloon.

Close up of the lovely flowers from my sisters! Thank you very much! Love that purple stuff that is a filler. Never seen it before.

The bouquet was and still is beautiful. They put little pebbles in the bottom of the vase. A very nice and classy arrangement.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Happy May Day!

Getting ready to celebrate May Day, Cinco De Mayo and My Birthday. I love May!