Saturday, May 21, 2016


As with most of the projects around here we tend to go a little overboard and gardening has been no exception. We had an accidentally prosperous garden 2 years ago, and then last years garden was a little more disappointing. Nate took a gardening workshop this spring so we could sort things out and got a lot of good tips. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when we had a mini greenhouse complete with grow lights set up in our bedroom. No I'm not joking.

 We also thought it would get the girls a little more involved to choose and plant their own veggie plots. Josies on the left has white carrots and lettuce. Ella's on the right has purple carrots, swiss chard, lettuce and spinach.

 We thought this tiered thing looked cool and would be a good place to plant other lettuce and herbs, and it is except that the chickens eat EVERYTHING and also dust themselves in all the dirt, pretty much digging up everything else. SO Nate made this lovely triangular cage.

 This is our raised bed in the back yard.

And this is the one smack in the middle of our front yard. It's where the good sun is, so whatevs. The peeps driving down rt 123 at 40 miles per hour can be envious of our awesome veggies.

Next year, once we know the locations of our beds are good, we are going to build a more eye pleasing fence/gate around it.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pics by Ella

Ella really wanted to take pictures with my camera. This is the first time I have let her use it, I think... She did a pretty good job!

Tulip Farm Visit

 Here's a little of the sassitude...

 nope, no individual shots of Josie today.... She was being a poop.

Even though the pick your own field was closed (all picked), they were still selling a few cut blooms, so everyone was happy to choose a couple flowers.