Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Done and Ready for More....

Well...I didn't get my sewing done in time for the sew-free sunny Sunday, but was still able to enjoy the sunshine. For more of the costuming and on over to Craft-Crazy.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Getting it Done...

"Sew" busy.....but I wanted to pop in to say Hello and wish you a lovely weekend. I am hoping to be done and enjoying the expected 70's and sunny weather tomorrow...wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Right Now...

I am balancing transition...with gentle reminders from simply go with the flow...right here and now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Time '09...

To me Easter is a time of new beginnings, a time to be grateful for the fullness in our lives, a time for nature and within ourselves. The whole Easter Bunny thing is kind of a drag, but I play along for my girls. Keeping to our base of nurturing a love of the natural world, we filled the girls baskets with native seeds and each with a native plant: Pale Evening Primrose, Lovely Penstemon and Trilobata. And of course, a Mama-Made goodie completed the Easter Basket madness. Each of the girls planted their native seeds and plants in our bird garden. The rest of our Easter was spent playing in the garden, riding bikes and simply enjoying the sunshine and good company.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Everyone Together Now...Cold Frames

Cold Frames. Lance made ours from found material around our yard and the greenhouse project at work. Spent only 12 bucks on the that's RRRing at it's finest! Using a cold frame in the garden has many benefits...from maximizing solar exposure to acclimating warm season vegetables. Right now we have carrots, onions, garlic, endive and cilantro popping up. I have opened up one of these bad boys on a cloudy day and been simply amazed at the heat inside...our growing season has been extended tremendously!

We tried our luck at starting seeds indoors this year, something neither of us has done before. Worried now that our seedlings are getting too "leggy", we have limited time spent under the grow light. Perhaps our light is too far above the plants? In any case, we figure it is all a learning experience and it'll only get better with practice.

We have friends that are also fairly new to the garden scene. I have noticed that when we are together, our conversation flows smoothly from one garden subject to the next...from tomato seeds to new salsa recipes...early season radishes to apple pressing. I love this! Not only does the garden bring you closer to your food, but it also brings people together...strengthening family bonds, friendships and traditions. What more could you ask for? (besides more land and time)

And yes...ours is pretty much just a hobby garden...for now.