Sunday, July 29, 2012

Because Beth Said So

how's that for a catchy title? well, beth over at simply sewn sent me a comment today that said, "i think it's time for a new entry." and you know what? she was right. i looked back at my last blog and it was february since i last wrote. things around here always seem to move at warp speed and show no signs of slowing down. frankly, i had actually forgotten about this little plot of the blog landscape that is mine. so, really, there's not much to tell about lately. we have been plugging on as we have been known to do. the kids have been doing some theatre and lots and lots of dancing. i've been working alot on my business and trying to get our little corner of the map organized. right now i'm working on setting up school books and plans for this coming school year as well as chore lists and ways to implement them. with a 7th, 4th and 2nd grader this year, definitely not to leave out the toddler (because well, that's probably the most precarious piece of this mix to tell you the truth), i need to get a definitive daily hold on this place. the work of six people is too much for me to handle on my own and i'm hope that lists and charts help everyone to know where their place is...and what the consequence will be if they don't take care of that place. :) we've also been doing some gardening around here. we have enough rabbits to build our own rabbit zoo or something so my husband and i built a box...4ft by 4ft...and 3ft. tall. yes, you read that right. it's three feet tall. as long as the rabbits don't employ pogo sticks or trampolines, i think we should be fine. however, the cantaloupe plants were trailing out the sides and the stupid little buggers ate all of the blossoms off. so, i fenced off the place like a little plant alcatraz or something. now it doesn't look quite so cute, but we are keeping flowers on the plants to actually get some fruit.
things have been growing so well this year. so well that this tomato plant even grew right out of our composter.
this is plant, i mean the extra raised bed. and yes, that is only 6 tomato plants, 2 cantaloupe and a pepper. who knew they would like the compost quite that much?
here's one of our first cantaloupes. they are getting rather large now. yum. :)
and here's the extra garden space on the deck. tomatoes, peppers, basil and other assorted herbs. i'm pretty proud of what we've been able to do this year with the small amount of land we have. we have all of the aforementioned plants and also apples, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. hopefully we can keep adding bit by bit every year.