A new adventure for me......making my own rhubarb jam.
Friday, May 8, 2015
4 big boy tomatoes
6 roma tomatoes
2 green pepper plants
2 mini sweet colored pepper plants
1 banana pepper plant
1 habenaro pepper plant
1 salsa garden pepper plant
1 orange pepper plant
2 rows of detroit beets
2 rows of bush green beans
1 row of green onions
3 plants of english cucumbers
2 rows of lettuce
2 rows of sugar snap peas
2 zuchinni plants
1 yellow squash plant
5 bush pickler plants
3 hills of cantaloupe
2 hills of watermelon
and in the back right corner I have 3 plots of herbs (cilantro, parsley and basil)
and on the left edge of the picture you see a dark soil spot...this is dill.
The white dot in the center of the garden is the water source. Nick dug a trench and put pvc pipe underground from our house out to the garden so that there is no water hose strung across the yard. This allows for a wonderful sprinkler to sit amidst the garden and water it with ease. (hence the turquoise sprinkler sitting in mid air).
I use cut grass as my soil cover to keep weeds at bay and soil moist. It works awesome and then its great for compost come fall. Looks like I'll be busy this fall when all that produce is ready.
Actually......I started a bit of canning today already.....
Posted by Sandra at 9:39 PM
Monday, April 27, 2015
April 23rd was Ellie's birthday. We had a large party for her back on April 11th and had 32 guests. Since I don't have enough room indoors I set up the party out in our garage. It worked well and Im thinking of having Elijah's out there to in May. It was a crazy busy weekend and so I decided Haystacks would be an easy meal. Thanks to who all helped bring toppings and fresh fruit salad.
Ellie adores Sofia the First and thus gave me a great party theme. It never fails that she requests that movie every time we enter into the vehicle.
Posted by Sandra at 9:27 PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
As usual we did candy filled eggs and also dye'd a dozen hard boiled eggs this easter. Kids enjoy it, so I try and keep the tradition alive:).
Posted by Sandra at 11:02 AM
....is so very different than life of a boy:) It has been a complete JOY having a daughter in the midst of all these boys. I love seeing how different they are yet, because she has older brothers she isn't completely all girl.
Posted by Sandra at 10:43 AM
Monday, April 20, 2015
This year we drove to Sarasota Florida for our spring break and we got to spend a week staying at my sister Tricia and hubby Mark's house. Unfortunently their girls were NOT on spring break but we tried to do several things with them when they got out of school for the day and we made the most of the weekend with them too. What a wonderful week we had with great weather, and wonderful hosts!! Thanks so much Koehl's for letting us crash at your place. Pictures in no particular order....
This day they decided a bench to eat lunch would be ideal.....so with Nick's help they created a large couch and it worked awesome for lunch time or just to sit and rest.
Posted by Sandra at 1:16 PM
March 20th was Liam's birthday. Hard to believe he turned 6 years old, but then again each year seems to pass by quicker than the previous year. Liam is very much into Nerf Guns and thus making his decor and cake Nerf themed.
Posted by Sandra at 9:23 AM