Tag Archive: garden

35 weeks and garden update

35 weeks now. Only about a month to go until we meet this new little person! I can’t believe how fast it’s all gone by this time. At the same time it doesn’t surprise me. We’ve become a busy bunch this year- expanding the garden, fixing up the house (slowly but surely), philosophizing our heads off (we can’t seem to help ourselves these days), spending time with family and friends, all of course while taking care of Vera… I’m glad though- it’s kept me active and happy for the most part, and I feel really good for being almost done cooking this baby. Last time I felt good, but not this good. I was much more rickety and it was harder to move at this point with Vera.… Continue Reading...

My Weekend…

Feeling invigorated today. Well exercised over the weekend (moving dirt will get your blood pumping!), and we managed to get a lot done despite the rain. I feel much better than I did the last time I posted- everything is in better focus. I really appreciated everyone’s encouragement. It really helped. I should definitely cut myself some slack on those days I feel overwhelmed! I’ve got a lot going on.

Anyway, I took pictures of some of our weekend. 

Vera has started to "paint" with her yogurt. I don’t generally feel the need to interfere with this kind of thing that much. I figure, she can have some fun and a sensory experience, and I only deal with the clean up at the end… not the tantrum AND the clean up.… Continue Reading...

Mess up big.

This weekend was fun and busy. We’ve been counting on this rototiller from my neighbors that we used last year, but it was in need of servicing before we use it this year. We’ve been waiting for it to come back, but the weekends are flying by and we are itching to plant some things and get the beds prepped and filled. So Jeff just started manually tilling just the areas we needed and put the beds together. We’ve still got a few to go- today I’ll likely go out there and till up some earth before he gets home from work. We also re-potted some of our seedlings- some of them had started to suffer! I’m really such a newbie, each step is such a learning experience for me.… Continue Reading...

And then shake it up.

Is it weird that the weather often matches how I’m feeling? Perhaps I’m just looking for it. Today is calm and cool and a little drizzly. So nice. I’m listening to lots of appropriate music, too. Lots of Nick Drake and Martin Sexton. Oooh how I love some Martin Sexton.

I’ve been working hard lately. I really like work… mostly. I helps that it’s all work for those that I love, for my life. It’s all relevant work. I see now that the ways in which I was lazy or distracted in my youth or in my pre-baby life had less to do with my work ethic and more to do with the fact that it didn’t make sense to me. I didn’t see my purpose in it.… Continue Reading...

Simply…

I’ve been away. I miss writing. I pledge to do it more in the next few months. I need the outlet. Lately my life has been flooded- in a good way- with people and events and the bustle of the summer. Our house seems almost constantly full, I’m always making a big pot of food or trying to quell the laundry/housework monster, the garden is starting to throw vegetables at me, and… I’ve been a little swept up in it all. Recently I’ve been thirsty for a little time to call my own, and writing always served to loosen that hinge just a little, allowing me some time to remember what it’s all about… I think there’s been so much on my mind that whenever I start to think about sitting down to write, the words start to overwhelm me and I can’t even begin.… Continue Reading...

Garden in early August

The garden is thriving. It’s silly at this point to try to take a new picture, because it just changes so fast. The pictures were taken a week ago, right before we left to spend a week on Lake Huron with Jeff’s family. Now there are tomatoes turning red and yellow, peppers taking shape and changing color, summer squash up to our ears, the flowers that I planted are blooming, and there’s more every day.

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