Thursday, June 24, 2010

Where did June Go?????

Wow, I know I have been busy but this is just crazy.  I can hardly believe it has been a month since I last posted.  I haven't been making many craft items lately and yes I do miss my creating time.  The grandkids are out of school and we went to see 2 of the best movies ever.  Shrek 4-D last week and the of course Toy Story 3 yesterday.  If you haven't seen them yet and you have kids or grandkids you really should.  I have to say that I really liked Toy Story 3 better than Shrek this time but they were both very cute.  On the way home we all talked about the parts that made us cry.  Some of us held out a little bit longer than the others but not by much.  It was AWESOME!!!

I have some pictures to show you just how busy we have been around here.  My Son-In-Law Charlie, made me 2 more raised garden beds so my garden got a lot bigger this year.  And he added seats on all 4 of the beds.  Now we can sit and enjoy the sun or the view and latter we can sit and harvest the veggies.

Plus he tilled up the ground so we could put the vining plants like pumpkin, cantaloupe and watermelon in the ground. At the end of the garden we have potatoes growing in tires and under the straw just to see which method works best for us.  We also have our compost bins there too.

I planted Corn and Peas together on the left and yes the peas are growing faster than the Corn.  On the right we have Brussels sprouts with red and green cabbage, Cauliflower and Broccoli.  Believe it or not we even have Eggplant in that bed too.

This is Dawn's Headache Garden.  Dawn uses a mask when she gets a migraine that has several herbs inside it and it really seems to help her so we decided that she should grow her own herbs and make her own masks so that she doesn't have that extra cost and headache of finding the masks.  The plants are small now but should be bigger for harvest time.  If I can remember right she has Lavender, Hops, Valerian Root and Lemon Verbena all in this little bed.  By the way Dawn has a new Dr. and she seems  to be doing much better now that they took her off the morphine like she was asking them to do.  She hasn't had to go in for a shot in over a month. YEAH!!! She was having to go in every week and sometimes twice in a row to stop the migraines, while she was on the Morphine.

This is the retaining wall that Charlie built me last year while Steve was gone on a deployment.  I usually do something to the house while he is gone but this is something that we have talked about since we bought the house 16 years ago.  This was just the perfect height to plant the strawberries that were wandering out of their pots that I had them in so this is what it looks like today.  Behind the two planters all the way to the fence is Strawberries and we picked 3 Tupperware cereal bowls full today.  We picked 2 bowls full yesterday and had them on Ice Cream then got up this morning and had them on pancakes.  It was yummy!!!

Yummy fresh strawberries strait from the garden.

This is on the other side of the fence from the Strawberries and yes the Strawberries are trying to take over that area too.  If you look closely you can see them on the far left side of the picture.

We have 6 Blueberry plants along the fence.  Now we have to find a place to put 6 Raspberries, 2 Josta Berries and 2 Saskatoon's.  I will have pictures later.

Once I find the battery charger for my camera I will get some pictures of the work that Dawn and I have been doing in the front yard.  So that you can see that I really have been busy not just sluffing off like usual.

I really do plan on getting back to creating some new items and I do actually have a Dry Erase board that I made from  "A Miracle Awaits You!" kit. That I think is my best board yet.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as I am.

Happy Scrapin',


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