Sunday, May 30, 2010

Blue Mountain Plant Swap

Lee here...Annie and I headed up to Kathy's house for her annual plant swap. We saw some familiar faces and I got to meet the writer of a blog that I read frequently. She seems like such a gentle mama!

I like this picture of Annie. She is such a happy kid...most of the time anyway.
Kathy sells veggie seedlings and these are some of the left overs. I picked out a few for my sister.

Folks come and look at all the plant offerings and then at 1 o'clock sharp, you take as many plants and you brought. I don't have alot of garden space ready so I took 6 plants. Kathy's sister also gave me a couple of plants that I had been looking for which was so nice of her! I will plant them today in a spot until I can find a better, more permanent home for them.
We packed a yummy, healthy lunch for ourselves...and brought a treat to share.

..."worms in dirt" cupcakes was the most accurate description of the treats we made!
Thanks for a great day Kathy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

I love planting!

Lee nice to be finished with the initial weeding, adding manure, and tidying up the beds. The fun part is all the planting of seeds and plants! I moved my swingset over to the tomato garden and planted 6 tomato plants...tying them with string as a stake. We have 12 tomato plants in total, 6 of which are sungold which is our favorite!
Kathy gave me some netting for my peas. It was a challenge putting it up but I think it will serve the purpose. I planted a nice thick row of sugar snaps that I saved from last year. I hope they grow! I have assorted seeds on each side of the pea trellis...carrots, purslane, some cilantro, lettuce..
I dumped all the winters compost into this bed and covered it with leaves, some peat moss and manure...I will add some soil if I get some. Its looking really good! I was going to leave it covered with straw to "cook" over the season, but I think I might put some squash in it.
I planted aspargus last year. I was really thinking it wasn't going to come up this year but it is....not all of the plants but half of them for now. I just took the straw off of it today and noticed more coming up out of the soil....maybe I should have taken the straw off sooner?
I am going out with Annie tomorow to pick out some annuals for her garden, maybe some cutting annuals for spots in my beds, and some lavender. I plan on finishing the planting this weekend. I still will grow some more greens later and another planting of beans. Happy growing!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

So Sad:(

Kate's kitten died:( We are all so sad. She just started having a seizure or something and then stiffened up and stopped breathing:( It all happened in a couple of minutes.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spring flowers

Lee here...not a very good photo but these lilacs and tulips really brighten up the room and smell lovely! I wish I had lots to say about all the gardening I've been doing but there hasn't been much going on in that department. I think there is just so much to do (and becoming more everyday!) that it is overwhelming to get out there and get started! I think I need to make myself a smaller, more doable, to do list.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New kitten for Kate

How cute is she! We had promised her a kitten for a while and then saw this one at the Humane Society. Her name is Scout (from the book "To Kill a Mockingbird"). She needs more shots the end of this month and then will need to be neutered as soon as she is old enough. She is so small and cute and playful :)