Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Green Garden :)

Not only is it wonderfully naturally green it is also environmentally green :) All fencing was recycled as was the crib wall now being used a a cucumber rack.  The rows between the veggies are layed down with recycled plastic strips covered with grass clippings -no weeding and end of the year it all gets rototillered back into the soil for nutrients.  It only cost me three days of hard labour to make it happen but I can taste all the veggies now -tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, peas, beans, herbs, potatoes and asparagus :)  And down by the Scamper tree (a cherry tree) there is a blooming strawberry bed.   Loads of bunny poop used as fertilizer with no pestisides at all. Carrots and onions are getting planted in the front flower bed and the rhubarb will be ready this weekend if it keeps growing like it is.  YUMMY!!!

There is even room on the tarps for the kids pool -an inflaable pool we picked up last year for $10 on clearance.

HUGs all -I'm off to play in the dirt some more!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Look what Lindsay and I won~~~

We went Sunday to a local womens shelter plant sale and purchased one ticket. We were THRILLED when they called and let us know we had won this -load sof girly bath stuff for the princess of all she surveys and her maidservant (grin)
Funny how everyone else gets to be royalty in this house. Good thing I got the knight in shining armour though ;)

HUGS all

Its so hard to be a princess

Yearly checkup -adoring fans, manicure -man it is soooo rough to be the princess LOL

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there !!!!I never thought I would be a mom -really I didn't. Never did I think I would experience the immense joys and the soul questioning lows of being a mom. When I first found out I was thrilled and overwhelmed. Now I look at my children with daily wonder and amazement. I have learned so much by being a mom.

I want to take the time to thank all those mothers out there who have forged this path for us, moms who have laughed, cried, shared joys and had moments we can never wish on any creature.  moms who have held their children tight and other who have had to let them go. Moms not of the body but of the heart and soul who have given us love and courage to become who we are.

Thank you to all the moms in my life~~! You guys ROCK!!!!!


Thursday, May 06, 2010

Back from the beauty that is Maryland

We're back from the sheep an dwool festival -it has been so hectic when I returned I have no time to blog but here is a short re-cap.
Left Wednesday and motored down to Maggies farm for load up and packing. After a wonderful night of laughing and getting stuff done I was awoken Thursday morning by a soft furry little visitor Izzy :)
Maggie and I packed up the truck and trailer with much help from Matt and then off we went to Maryland. We stayed in Libby's luxury palace of a horse trailer and we had soo much fun.
It was WAYYYY too hot there but we prevailed.
I entered a skein of single ply spindle spun wool and won 2nd place :):):)
All too soon it was time for the long drive home through the torential rain and lightning then it was home to Canada. more to come am too busy enjoying the outside today as it is sunny nad bright.