Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Counting Down

After today I have only six more days of school...exciting!  I am soooooo looking forward to being a full time homemaker again.  Very thankful for the job that the Lord provided when we needed it, it has been a blessing and have made so many dear friends.  I will miss everyone....

I have already been planning some of the sewing that has sat for far to long and I will be a homeschooling grandma.  Will be homeschooling our oldest grandson, this will be his senior year.  This is a special blessing that quitting work has allowed me to do.  Our grandson's parents adopted four children a year ago and now mama is expecting a baby in November...SURPRISE! We are all so excited!!!  

Also counting down the days until this little coop will be in use.
 Will be getting four little chicks June 18th. Our village doesn't allow any more than that.  My hubby is going to make an additional fenced in area on the side and behind the coop to give them more room to roam.  I am excited to have chickens to watch and to get our own eggs again.

Spent most of Saturday outside getting the rest of the garden in and flowers planted.  Sunday and Memorial day we had much needed rain.  Wasn't the nicest weather for the Memorial Day weekend but great for the farmers and gardens.
  I had planted a few red potatoes, onions, lettuce, and peas earlier this spring. Got the rest of the seeds in and transplanted my tomatoes and peppers.

The onions and lettuce will be done before the tomatoes and peppers get to big.

My peas will be done also before the squash takes over this area.  Will see how this works, first time we planted squash in our garden since moving here.  Other years we have bought from a local farmer, but they will not be growing it this year...so we will see if I can keep it under control.

Our garden isn't huge but with careful planning it produces enough food for the summer and winter for the two of us and some to share with our daughter.  By the time it all gets going it can be rather hard to get between the rows.   Love watching the garden grow!

Behind my garden gate you will find...   Tomatoes, peppers,( green, yellow, red) peas, buttercup and spaghetti squash, onion sets, winter onions, yellow summer squash, zucchini, potatoes ( red, russet,  Yukon gold), cucumbers, dill, green and yellow beans, lettuce, beets, carrots, radishes, sage, basil, oregano, asparagus, rhubarb, raspberries, and a few flowers planted here and there.  Now I can sit back and watch my garden grow...at least for a couple of days, sure this rain will also help the weeds to grow!  


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Enjoying Spring!

I have been enjoying all of the sights, sounds, and smells of spring!  The thunder during a spring rain, the clean smell after a storm, listening to the birds during the early morning hours, and watching the signs of spring! 

Yes, I even enjoy seeing the dandelions! Our kids use to pick handfuls for me...nothing sweeter than a cup of dandelions!

Mama Robin built a nest on the ledge by our bedroom window, she has two babies. This little guy stuck his head up just long enough for me to get a picture. 

The sights of spring are so welcomed after a long cold winter. Each new season is a reminder to me of how God cares for each of us.  His wonders never cease to amaze me!

The flower and smell that I love most about spring is the lilac.

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the
singing of birds is come, and the voice of the
turtle is heard in our land: