Friday, March 7, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Plant seeds of:
Beans: Bush, Pole, and Lima
Green onions and Shallots
What to do?
* Mound up soil around potato stems to protect tubers from sun damage.
*Make new garden beds full of good soil to plant your seeds in (one can never have enough garden space)
* Yank out all those frozen brown plants and toss in the compost to make new dirt and life for future plants.
Today is the 2nd day of March and its in the high 70's with blue skies and a wonderful breeze. A perfect day to start knocking out the heavy work that needed to be done OUTSIDE the house. Trash needed to be picked up, dirt moved, garden beds made, pond cleared out, and so one. I decided to tackle the yard 1 area at a time so I am working on the first corner. This area used to be where the rabbits were kept so the ground is rich with poop. I removed all the trash into a large pile then built a garden bed. Next I cleared out the old pond that had a leak in it so wouldn't hold water, I removed all the pond plants and saw how wet the soil was that was in there meaning it was able to hold water better then the ground so I filled it with dirt and dug up my bananas placing them in the old pond turned wet garden, I also added lemon grass and mint to the bed. I am also working on emptying out the old pool gardens that had become root bound weed growers and adding new soil to grow our herbs in.
|Our dirt pile|
|New garden bed on the rich rabbit poop soil|
|Pond turned garden|
Friday, February 28, 2014
After being commissioned to design and sew a Black Mage robe from Final Fantasy (old style) I struggled to figure things out. Sleeves, how to make a stand up collar that can be washed and not ruined. I ended up with a design that I loved and it only took my a week of nightly work to get everything together and finished. I think it turned out great! Long droopy sleeves, loose robe, no open front, stand up detachable collar that can be removed when needing to wash.
Today Brooke and I had a mommy daughter date night. We went to a food truck rally at MOSI which is the Museum of Science and Industry. After feasting upon delicious food and playing on the playground we decided it was time to leave, as you are walking out they make you walk out through the gift shop. We have done this before but this time we stopped to browse a little a she finished up her mini donuts. There was a large container of polished gems that caught Brooke's eye; she really really wanted these. Next to those polished gems was a bunch of "ugly" rocks that Brooke wanted no part of. I decided to use this as a chance to teach her a life lesson, and I bought her the "ugly" rock. On the 10 minute drive home we talked back and forth about judging a book by its cover, and why she didn't want this rock but loved the others so much. Simply put the others were pretty and shiny and this sad rock was ugly. I explained to her why we must never judge a person or anything for that matter by its outside appearance as it is what is on the inside that counts. She pondered this until we reached home where I had her fetch me a hammer. We wrapped her little rock in a cheap towel took it to the porch and under the light I hit it. It broke into 3 pieces and I gathered them up in my hands and dropped them into Brooke's. She gasped as the light hit the pieces and she saw the little crystals inside. We went inside and she sat by the light moving the pieces back and forth and talking non stop about how beautiful it was. Maybe now she has a slightly better understanding now of how what matters is on the inside. Thank you little geode for helping me teach my daughter a life lesson.