Friday, May 29, 2009

Garden Update

I went to check on my garden last night. With the holiday last weekend this week has gone really fast and we've had some rain so I haven't worried about it. I knew I needed to til. Well this is what it looks like:

I think it's angry at me. It wants to go back to the "pasture" it was before I disturbed it. I think I'll do some weeding tonight.

Oops, the above was supposed to be posted on Friday. I must not have clicked the right button.

I did get to til on Friday so the garden is looking MUCH better. Everything is growing although it seems to be not as big as the stuff in my moms garden.
I took these before tilling so excuse the weeds:
Pepper - this is the only plant something seems to be eating. Not the other peppers either. Just this one plant:

Beets I planted from seed a little late:

Chives from seed:

Cucumbers from seed. These viney type plants grow much faster than other stuff:

Dill from seed. Even if I never use it, it'll make me happy just to smell it while I'm out there:

Potatoes from starter potatoes:

Red onion started from seed:

Yellow squash:



Yellow onion from sets:


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I am borrowing my sisters glider for the nursery but it was very sun bleached. She gave me the go ahead to recover it so of course that is exactly what I did. I forgot to take before pics but I laid the old covers over the chair to give you an idea.



I still have a little work to do to the back cushion but it's almost ready!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I've made a couple cakes lately. The first is a simple one for a graduation:

The newest one is one I did for a bridal shower. The colors were red and white.
It's a "cherry blossom" cake.

I didn't have enough time to get the fondant just perfect but I think it still turned out ok.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


We finally got some sod in this past weekend! It's a special super breed of grass that re-grows itself, doesn't need a ton of water and I think it has an awesome dark green color!

While we still have stuff to do on the outside of our house, I figured this would be a good time to show you some before and after photos.

And just in case you didn't see how bad it was before here are a couple close ups
Front door:

Overgrown bushes

Back Yard Before:

Here is the "grass" that was in the back yard when we moved in:

There were TONS of little trees growing EVERYWHERE. This is how many little trees we cut out. This does NOT include all the front bushes.

We cut out the little trees and trimmed the big ones. There were two huge pine trees in the back yard killing each other and everything under it so we cut one of those out. We cut out smaller pine trees from beside the front deck and one in the back yard. We tore out all the bushes in the front yard.
This is obviously before sod and the bricks need straightened but here is what we did in their place:

We killed the entire back yard and tore out the plants/landscaping they had going on there. There was some rocks with plants up against the back of the house that was crawling with HUGE spiders and centipedes. Since the yard was so overgrown we also have a snake problem.

Um, IDK what else we've done. Essentially we tore everything out and cleaned it up.

We still have to put a new roof on, fix the old shed, put the flagstone path back in going into the back yard and put up some type of fencing where we tore out the front part. There's probably more to do too....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Workin in the garden

I worked in the garden on Saturday and got most of it done.
At some point during the week we had put my pepper plants out on the lot and the wind got to them and they died :( So I don't have those in just yet.
I also need to finish fencing the second half of the garden.

Here's how it's looking and what I have planted:

Click on the pics to see them bigger.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Flowering Tree

Look at our pretty tree! I've wanted a flowering tree for a while now - turns out you just have to buy a new house! :)

They just make me happy

Monday, May 4, 2009


We spent the weekend at my parents. We worked cattle, got stuff together for my garden and tarred the basement walls.

Here is where their new house is at now:

It's getting pretty exciting!