Monday, May 25, 2009

Let's Go Fly A Kite

Up to the highest height. I don't know if my knitted kite will fly very well, but it looks good. It is supposed to be a wash cloth. Can you tell that it is my first knitting project? I am going to try another one and then probably another one until I can get it right.
I did get the vegetable garden all planted right though, with the kids help. We have planted sweet corn, pole beans, bush beans, carrots, pumpkins, watermelons, tomatoes of course, and peppers. I absolutely love the finished project, now if only it will stay this way. I have read articles that say to "Plan for Success" so that is my motto for my garden this season. I have committed myself to spend quality time in the garden...weeding, watering, fertilizing, and Eme says I need to sing to the plants for them to grow (something she learned in school), so singing is now added to the list.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Flip Side

On the flip side of dark cold winter months come the bright warm spring and summer months. We are getting ready. The vegetable garden will be a work in progress this year as I am attempting the raised bead square foot gardening. Here is how it looks now with new soil brought in from the green waste site and freshly tilled.

This was the view from my front window a few weeks ago until a hail storm came and destroyed them all. Cruel weather.

These are the artistic works of our middle child for your enjoyment. Complete surprise to me.

Checking out the green grass.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Back in the Swing

The end of a school year is crazy. Lots to do and lots to remember. I helped with teacher appreciation week last week and it seemed like my whole world was consumed in it. I don't know how other women do it all. I like the simple life. This week I feel like I can get back into the swing of things, such as cleaning the house, making dinner and being a mom.