Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

My first quilt--Finished just in time to give it away!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Garden plan--long term

For about the past 2 weeks, ever since reading about the my brother in law planned for their garden, I've been dreaming about our garden.  I still have snow where it's going to go!

It's a long term plan.  We're planning on boxes made out of 2"x12"s cut to the appropriate size.  We have 4 4'x4' boxes, with one box going to be dedicated to strawberries, and the other boxes will be rotated through whatever we feel like for that year.  We also have two 2'x6' boxes planned for raspberries and some other berries--probably blackberries.  And then we have two 'L' shaped boxes on each side. 

In case you can't read what I've written on our plan, I'll share it with you.  The left (south-west) corner boxes are currently planned to have peas, trellised upwards.  Then we'll have carrots, lettuce, spinach, and assorted herbs (chives, oregano, parsley, basil).  The other corner 'L' box will have beans, trellised up, and corn. 

Our rotating 4'x4' boxes will have peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, pumpkins, and melons. 

I'm still doing the research on the best way to grow the vine plants upwards, so I can take advantage of the space and grow other things.  There's a lot of information out there!  I'm loosely following the square foot garden method.  I say loosely, because it's practically a religion to some people!  I'm doing a 'live and learn' method, that should work well with us. 

Our plan in to build one box a year, unless we get lucky and can build more than 1 a year.  Our long, long, term goal, is to have a walk-way around the yard, that will go on the bottom of the garden--the east side.  and inside the garden area, we'd love to get some paving stones that surround the area, or bark or gravel or something.  We're not sure what yet.  But we do know we want to have a swing set there in the middle of the garden!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday. . .On Thursday

I'm taking a page out of the Lozon Book today. . .being a day late with my post.  :)

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

On another blog, I noticed they did what was called "wordless wednesday".  Instead of writing a post, they posted a picture.  Sometimes they had captions, or a little blurb to it, but the focus of the post was the picture.

Now, I'm not photographer, by ANY stretch of the imagination.  I'm just a girl with an expensive camera, who usually forgets to take pictures.  That's why I can't join in on the 365 project, and post a picture a day, because I can't guarantee that life won't get in the way of me taking one picture a day!  Major props to those of you that can though!

So I'll be posting a picture on my blog, Katryn's blog, and Martin's blog, every wednesday. . .at some point in the day. :)

Here's how today's been going so far. 

This is what my washer is doing on the cold cycle (I wash everything in cold).  Two little trickles that take ALL day to fill my washer up.

This is what is SHOULD be doing:

This is on the hot cycle.  A normal stream of water!  I don't understand, and it's driving me a bit crazy. . .