Thursday, May 17, 2012

Garden Pictures

 The sun has still been shining and I've spent many afternoon hours in the garden and yard slowly checking things off my to-do list. It's been oh so much fun! 
The above picture is taken from the garden gate.
The one below from the opposite corner.
Tomatoes are the only thing planted at this moment; the rest of the seeds should be going in this weekend.
 Mother's Day for me was spent in the garden with a hammer and a pile of bricks. It was lovely. The little brick patio here will someday have a bench or a chair and a table. It is surrounded by chives and herbs.
 The garden shed has been painted and one shelf has been installed.
 The pallet compost area is set up and doing it's duty of containing the weeds pulled from various parts of the yard.
The chicken coop is still not done, but it's on my list.
 Blueberries are within the brick edging, surrounded for now by tomato cages so Quincy doesn't run them over.
 And see that large hydrangea in front of the window? Erik saved it from the job he's working on now. I'm hoping it survives the transplant!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I feel like I want to tell you everything that's been happening in the last few weeks.

Either that or I want to tell you next to nothing.

I'm so tired tonight, but I feel like I should blog; it's been awhile.

This sunshine is glorious, and it's wearing me out because I feel that I must "make hay while the sun still shines" or get all the yard work done before it starts raining again.  I've weeded flower beds, planted blueberries, worked on the chicken coop (it's still not done), tilled and limed and tilled the garden again, moved fences and ...and... oh, "built" or set up a yard debris compost area out of pallets.

Pictures may or may not be forth coming.

In the midst of all of this outdoor fun we have been changing our diet. Turns out both boys have some level of immune allergic response to wheat/gluten and dairy. And thus left all my filler foods.  I've been learning to bake gluten free, we switched the whole family to gluten free (easier that way) and we've been going through produce like crazy. We don't do baked goods all that often now, and we all agree that our guts feel much more stable/ settled throughout the day, though we never felt terrible before.

Thus this is the first pregnancy where I've actually lost weight while pregnant! Usually I just start gaining but without all my favorite breads, biscuits and pancakes I've actually lost 4 or 5 pounds. I find it amusing.  Oh and if you missed it, baby #5 is due beginning of October.  Just a few weeks shy of half way there!

If it's sunny tomorrow I may paint the garden shed. Or mark off my planting beds. Or move brick or rock.  Or maybe I'll just sit and take a day off. Nah. Or I could take some pictures for you...

Oh, the green and the blooming and the green and the flowers and the green and the growing! I love this time of year.

 I hope you've been able to enjoy some spring wherever you are!