Sunday, June 7, 2015

Friday Night With Friends Results

Friday evening I had planned on taking part in the Friday Night With Friends blog party over at Gone Stitchin.  This is what I have been working on catching up with for the last couple of weeks.  The Moogly CAL blocks.  I only have one more to finish to be caught up but all the blocks in this picture need the ends woven in and blocked. I planned on working on that last block Friday night but the truth is I did not pick it up until Saturday and only got a couple of rounds done on the center flower of the block.  These are the colors one of my sisters in laws picked out.  It will be a Christmas present.  
Today I chopped up around 6 pounds of Rhubarb, this bunch was the first of three trips out to the garden.  Made Rhubarb sauce for my in-laws and got one batch of Rhubarb Butter canned and more chopped and ready to for another batch to be canned tomorrow. 
I hope everyone has had a great weekend.  Blessings from our home in the woods.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Gardens are In!

Just a quick post to share the vegetable gardens we got planted last week.  When they start getting some growth on them I will share again.  We started out with these flats of tomatoes, peppers and other vegetable plants along with green bean, radish, beets, pumpkin, zucchini seeds and potato sets.

This is what we call our salsa garden we plant all of our tomatoes and hot and bell peppers here.
 This garden has our rhubarb, rows of raspberries and we are trying green beans in the same area this year because we had a very bad year where we had been rotating them last year.
The wood worker after all the salsa garden was planted.
A lot of tomato cages!
 This is the gate and garden bench the wood worker built last year for our new raised beds.
 The following is our back garden that has not been doing great the past couple of years.  Even though we have been amending it the sandy soil has been working against us here.  We have put the radishes, beets, potatoes and the vining plants in this area and hope that they take off well.

As you can see all of our gardens are fenced.  We need to do that because of the deer and in the yard area to keep the chickens out.

Also wanted to share this huge morning glory plant that I bought at one of the local farmers markets this year.  It was affordable and I wanted to try to grow it on a trellis the wood worker made a few years ago.  I have tried to grow these from seed but they have not done well.  So we are going to dig a huge hole and put a lot of compost in it and I am hoping they we look wonderful the whole summer in our flower boarder.

Went to see our oldest grandson graduate today from 8th grade.  We are so proud of him.  He is 14 and over 6 feet tall.
That's all for now.  I am hanging out with the Friday Night With Friends group tonight but unsure what I am going to work on yet.  Early day tomorrow so I will be posting later in the day what those results are.

Blessings from our home in the woods!