garden

P52: Green (and purple and blue), Take 2

Just in from the plant exchange today is this lovely spiderwort, Tradescantia. It’s so pretty! I get about twenty points for this exchange — ten for each type of plant. My mondarda (bee balm) and stachys (lambs ear “Big ears”) really needed some breathing room. They were both creeping over…

Knit at Night

Knitting at night makes it hard for me to custom-fit wristlets to “I” of GAIN. She’s asleep! How do I try them on her if she’s sleeping? They are not a big project to finish, but her sleeping inhibits my progress. The strawberry patch is still producing a large bowlful…

Home grown

Yumminess in a bowl, just picked, and sitting on my lap. Our kids are home grown. So is some of our food. My salads are. Karen had a very thought provoking post in her blog about cooking a meal from local food weekly. Check it out. Our dessert was home…

Rain plans

2008 plans for the rain barrel: add a hose to direct the overflow link a second barrel find a clip to keep the end of the hose above the water line

Big crafting

This afternoon, my husband and I spent a couple hours working on a BIG craft — a rain barrel. My father-in-law somehow remembered that I wanted a rain barrel, and gave me an article from his farming magazine about rainwater harvesting. I have wanted a rain barrel since we moved…