Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Just A Couple of Things...

The three older kids have been away for the week. They've been visiting their Grammy. I get to go pick them up tomorrow. I am really excited to see them. They each have had their moments, but Isaac has definitely had the hardest time... Other than the homesick phone calls, I have to say, the quiet around the house has been nice. It's been peaceful.

There were two things I wanted to get done while the kids were away: mopping the floor, and cleaning out the van. I got them done right at the first, so I could enjoy them for the whole week. Those two things probably sound a little silly because I DO mop and I DO clean out the van while the kids are at home, but the thing is I wanted to enjoy them for a whole week, not just one day. There you have it.

So everything else I got accomplished this wonderful week was just icing on the cake. Yippee! A few things I've been meaning to do are pictured below.

The trellises and netting with fence posts. These trellises should have been put up weeks, MONTHS ago! Squash to the left. Pumpkins to the right. (I like these two pictures a lot for some reason. The orange with the green, maybe?)

Bunk bed painting. Glorious day. I started painting these things in March over Spring Break. First with my sister, then with my mom. Now they're finally, FINALLY getting finished. You know, we only got them for Christmas. It's now June. I'm telling you, we move at a slow pace sometimes around here.
More pictures of the netting and trellises Gene and I installed. This is part of the Square Foot Gardening method. Plants and vines are supposed to grow UP, rather than OUT. I sure I hope it works. Our soil in the North garden is really sandy, so I'm not quite sure whether the rebar and posts are going to stand up to the weight once the plants start getting heavy with fruit. (Okay, I like the top picture because it shows Isaac's fort. And the beautiful lavender. Those babies are humming with bees. I'm loving it.)
I just want to say one more thing. No, two things. hehe
1. I am enjoying talking with so many of you about gardening. I love running into you and talking about how things are going in your garden. I am LEARNING so much.
2. I'm hoping for a GIVEAWAY next week sometime. So stayed tuned...

9 comments:

The Calico Crew said...

You have an organized garden. I like that you can put things in certain places around your home...instead of just one big spot for the plants. Maybe someday when I have a yard I can be more like you! Glad you got your chores done before your angels come home!

rayndrop said...

hey misti. speaking of yards... there's a book at the library called "front yard gardens" by liz primeau. i've been meaning to blog about it because i think it's very inspiring.

The Heaton's said...

What a nice break for the week:)! Your gardens look fabulous! We just put our trellises up last week. We have had so much rain that I have a crop of un edible mushrooms in the garden and the lawn! I really hope the sunshine finds us soon:)!

saskia said...

your garden looks wonderful, did you use the Mel's mix in your garden?

Mubeen said...

How nice to have time to get stuff done! Love your garden!!! PS. Have your mom invite me to read her blog!

Saddie and Levi said...

so are you able to get on mom's blog?

JILLIAN said...

FIRST OF ALL TELL EVERYONE YOUR MOTHER DOESNT EVEN BLOG!(WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?)
SECOND I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR GARDEN.
WE ALWAYS START OUT GREAT BUT EVERYTHING JUST KIND OF TAKES ON A LIVE OF THEIR OWN.
I'M NOT COMPLAINING BECAUSE WE STILL REAP THE BENEFITS OF THE HARVEST, IT'S JUST NOT AS WELL GROOMED.
THIRD BETTER LATE THAN NEVER ON THE BUNK BEDS.


WELCOME HOME BLAIR WEE ONES!

JILLIAN said...

SO I SAW GENE BEING HANDCUFFED THE OTHER DAY OUTSIDE OF SUNFIRST BANK IN HURRICANE.
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US?
JUST KIDDING, I DID SEE HIM CHATTING WITH A COUPLE OF OFFICER'S THOUGH.

WHY IS YOUR MOTHER STILL NOT BLOGGING?

keri said...

I bet you are ready for your kiddo's to come home. It is always nice to have "me" time but then I get missing the kids after the first day. I can't wait to see your bunkbeds up. Your garden looks great. I am jealous