Thursday, May 31, 2007
As I walked out the door this morning , I was blessed with some garden magic , the wonderful scent of magnolias that are blooming. The smell was pleasant and touched my senses , put me in a better mood and reminded me to be thankful for the simple pleasures in life.
I think the smells , color and beauty are the magic in gardens.This is the collage I created for my blogiversary giveaway. I will announce the winner tommorrow , so please leave a comment for a chance to win.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Yippee ! Gathered the first harvest of broccoli yesterday. Last night I made chicken and broccoli , served over rice. I also made a strawberry cobbler with fresh berries.
It was delicious ! My oldest daughter has been craving chicken and broccoli , so she was very happy.
Last week I made the strawberry jam that is pictured above. The first batch I made with the fruit jell pectin , it setup good.
The jar on top is made the old fashioned way , just strawberries and sugar. It's a little darker because you cook it longer. This batch didn't setup good but I'll use it as ice cream topping.
Angela my daughter isn't having triplets. I have 2 daughters and they are both pregnant. My sister -in- law is pregnant and I consider her like a daughter too.
Judie , Jake doesn't want to talk about it (LOL). Maybe , all the other babies will prepare him for his sister or brother.
Lisa , I e-mailed you the recipe and some other info about making the strawberry jam.
Hope everyone is having a good week !
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Nana , Nana , Nana ~ My youngest daughter told me Friday that Jake's going to be a big brother. Can you believe it , 3 babies on the way. I'm so happy for all of them.
We don't have a due date yet , will let you know after she sees a doctor.My SIL is due in July and my oldest daughter is due in Nov.
The picture above features a panel from the comforter set my SIL is decorating the nursery with. I'm planning to do a canvas painting of this sun for her.
Happy Day to You !!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Well , it's not quite a farm yet. Although I hope to have a small farm soon.
I love the idea of self-sufficiency , fresh veggies , eggs and meats. My Paternal Grandparents were farmers and I loved the farm , except for one mean old rooster.
My Uncle took care of that rooster one day after he jumped me , twist of the neck and off to the chopping block , chicken for supper.
I would love to take credit for all the work , but I must confess it's a family community garden. My Mom , daughters , sister , brother , hubby , son-in-law all help with plowing , planting , weeding , gathering in two gardens. We have one at my house and one at my Mom's. So that's way it looks like a small farm , we grow enough for several families.
The photo above is Curious Jake and his mom , planting pumpkins. We dug holes for the seed but he decided to pour them out all over the ground and just give them some water (LOL).
My oldest daughter and I picked strawberries this week. I've been been busy making strawberry jam and freezing some.
Hope your weekend is Great !!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
My garden is looking pretty good. The cabbage and broccoli are starting to head , we should be harvesting them toward the end of this month.
The potatoes and onions are looking real good but it will be a while before they are ready.
I planted 3 types of tomatoes. The grape tomatoes are starting to bloom , so hopefully we'll be eating some of those soon. It will be July before the others are bearing.
The corn is trying to come up , we need a good soaking rain so the seeds can sprout.
I planted okra , but it hasn't sprouted yet. I'm planning to plant greenbeans and squash between the corn as soon as it grows about a foot tall.
So this is How my Garden Grows !
The scarecrow women and twine fence with the plastic bags and foil pans , seems to be keeping the critters away.Wish they would keep the weeds away (LOL).
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
I was the winner of this wonderful collage , created by Groggy Froggy. It's so colorful and has inspiring quotes. Thank-you Lisa , I'm so happy I won it. It will hang in my studio and inspire me , when I find a beautiful frame for it.
I HoPe EveryOne has a CrEatiVe WeeKenD !!!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
In the last week or two , Jake and I have been exploring nature.
We saved a painted turtle that was headed for the highway. We took him to the branch and released him there.
Where's the bullfrogs ? I kept pointing to the frogs , but I don't think Jake saw them until I downloaded this photo. They do camouflage well on the creek bank.
And speaking of camouflage , checkout Mr. Green Snake , my cat was trying to catch him.
The weather here has been very cool for May , I'll be glad when it warms up again.
I've been busy creating the collage for my Giveaway and working on the altered mermaid book. I haven't worked on the book in awhile , had to get my swaps finished and the garden started. The garden looks wonderful , will post some pictures of it later this week.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Today I celebrate my blogiversary , it's been 1 year.
1 year ago today I wrote my 1st blog , it was titled Feather Blessing.
I wrote that Jake and I had been outside playing and I found a feather , hoped
it would bring a special blessing.
I believe that special blessing was the blogging community , I've met some
wonderful souls through this blogging adventure. So many unique , kind
and beautiful people willing to share your wonderful ideas , daily
happenings and adventures.
Looking back to last May , here's a little overview of what I was blogging about.
~~~ Remember ~~~
Junk Mail Swap
Planting the Garden
101 Self Portraits Challenge
It's been a great adventure so far and I know the best is yet to come.
I want to tell everyone THANK-YOU for your comments and friendship. I was truly blessed by that Feather !
As a part of this celebration , I will be giving away a altered art collage. I haven't made it yet , will post when it is finished. Each comment left during the month of May will give you a chance to win.
I've posted a drawing of some feathers I did last year , although some look like
leaves , LOL.
Wishing everyone a Feather Blessing !!