For Mothers Day, I made my Mom this bag. It was my first non-dress/nightgown. I lined it with lime green. I think it turned out great. I am going to have to make myself one too!
Addison wanted a garden of her own. So here it is, there are two of these raised planters. There is one on each side of her playhouse. She has pink flowers and red/green peppers growing right now.
My garden has been changed over to raised beds this year as well. In this picture I have spinach, lettuce, and arugula. So far I am loving the beds.
So far I have sowed/planted
spinach bok choy
The Strawberries are flowering.
Mommy and Addi’s watering cans.
The Crabapple looks beautiful.
Addi loves to help me in the kitchen. It is always a little stressful and pretty messy. I have been meaning to find a pattern so I could make her an apron, but just haven’t gotten around to it. Little did I know that my friend Ann had one just to fit the little person who needed one. It really took me no time at all. Ooohh, did I mention, it is reversible?
Since the gardening season is over in Central Oregon there is not much going on at my house. The garden is tilled and awaiting the spring. The worms are happy and quickly turning their bin. I have been sewing a lot more lately. It is more like teaching myself to sew with the expertise of some sewing friends. My latest project is going to be a quilt. I will show you it in a couple of years when it is done, LOL. I am still composting. Soon I think I will tarp the compost to help keep it a little warmer during the winter. I don’t know for sure that this works, but I feel like I am doing something productive. I plan on getting some fresh apples and canning them soon.
…and the chickens…
I was told that if you want your chickens to keep laying during the winter you have to put a heat lamp in with them. I kept it in mind but only got it in there about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Through the summer we were getting 3 eggs a day from our 3 lovely ladies. I noticed that before we got the light in there we were only getting maybe 1 egg on a good day. So in went the lamp. It took about a week, but we are up to 2-3 eggs a day.
So… I guess it has been proven. My girls are laying well again and we will be leaving the lamp in until the nights warm up again. Today, that seems like a LONG time.
This is the time of year that we shop more than normal. Lets be sure we are doing our part by taking those reusable bags into the store with us. Sometimes they are easy to forget, but lets try real hard to not contribute to more plastic bags.
This was a sewing project that I was working on. I am NOT a sewer, I am still learning. I ripped it apart many times. I would like to thank everyone that was on-call, ready for me to call with my questions. I had a lot of people who are ready every time I take on a sewing project. Though it looks like an easy project, it was a little challenging for me. I am so happy to have it done though. Addi Kay will have a pretty dress for next spring!!!
This was the pumpkin that I thought was gong to break my 85 lb. record. As you can see it is already changing colors and NOT 85 lbs. if I had to take a guess. Now I am focusing on others that are large. They are still growing and have a little longer to do so. Maybe they will break a record?
These are some carrots that I had pulled for my neighbors. I had no luck with carrots last year, so I am pretty excited to be doing good in the carrot department this year.
This is my Addi Kay with some of our peppers. I have had some issues with blossom end rot on the peppers and tomatoes, but these ones were fine.