2014 Garden.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Our 2014 gardening season has begun.  On Saturday my mother in law and I did our annual seed starting.  We're trying a bunch of new veggies this year like brussels sprouts, popcorn, potatoes, and onions.  With all the extra seeds we ended up using two green houses this year, rather than our normal one.  Along with the new seeds, we also have all the regular veggies like tomatoes, beets, beans, lettuces, peppers, etc. 
I wanted to go outside my veggie comfort zone and try some berries this year.  Since we have so many backyard renovation decisions to make, the berries are currently potted but will move into the ground later this spring. We're trying two types of blackberries, giant blueberries, raspberries, and marionberries. (Our porch is newly stripped, see the astroturf version here. )
A little after bike ride bird watching in the spot of our future garden
Eric built us that nice big compost bin (next to the shed) out of pallets and some old wood left in our garage.  The next project will be building our raised beds so we can get our potatoes and onions in the ground asap- our other seedlings will have a bit longer. This weekend we are taking down one of the decks on our property and using the wood for raised beds.  Our garden will hopefully go right in front of the shed and will have a tall fence around it since we're in heavy deer territory.

See last years garden posts here.

Grandma the Great.

Friday, February 21, 2014

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This is from a while ago, but I've been enjoying these books immensely ever since.  After mentioning on the phone an interest in learning more about gardening my grandma boxed up all of these books from her personal collection and sent them over.  So many good books on herbs, bread baking, and gardening of all sorts.  Shes always sending the most thoughtful things.  I think about her every time I glance at them on my nightstand.

Guest Room.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I think of myself as a 'semi-minimalist' and really like simple color schemes, getting rid of belongings, and living simply. That being said, my guest room looks like this...
Colors, patterns, hanging plants, fabric, my rock collection.  This is a scaled back version of what I initially had on the shelves.
From the straight on view, it looks less crazy, although you're confronted with the hallway view 99% of the time.  I guess I'll just accept that I'm a thrift store, old pottery, book hoarding lady (but I really am into throwing stuff out!)

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