Monday, June 29, 2009

Another weekend gone . .

Geez, where is the time going? June is adios!

Kristin has to get all four wisdom teeth cut out on Friday so we will be taking it easy this holiday weekend. My poor baby!

JD and Matt will be going to the monster truck show here in the NRV at the Shelor Motor Mile Speedway JD's dad and friend of the family Robert and son will be coming down on Friday to spend the weekend with us and attend the Monster Truck show. Kristin and I are going to stay home and take it easy, however, I will probably be taking it easy while mowing, gardening, baking, cleaning, laundry, etc...

This past weekend I made a scrumptious cole slaw. Everything was from my garden. It truly makes me feel so accomplished when I can use my veggies for such goodness! I also made a blueberry pie from my berry bushes as well.

I am looking for some good recipes for Blueberries (cakes, cupcakes, etc...) and Raspberries (cakes, cupcakes, etc...) if anyone has any they would like to share!

I so feel like Martha Stewart it isn't even funny.

I picked green beans for the first time this weekend and have a crock pot of them cooking as I type this with a big ham hock in them! I am so pumped for them when I get home - yummy!

We also had fried squash last night (Thanks to Kristin and her wonderful talent of cooking fried squash). Good ole country cooking!!!

Gardening = Happiness for me!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Gardening 101

Our garden seems to be flourishing with all of this rain, however, a little sunshine now and then sure would be nice.

Here are some of my proudest moments . . .

The green cabbage leave are absolutely huge. I really wish you could see how big they are. Maybe I will put someone next to it for perspective because it is just amazing the size!

This tomato plant is taller than me and I am 5 ft. 2". I know, its a shortie!
Here are the grapes growing!

Look what is living in my grapevine.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Work and more work . .

OK, I have been neglecting my blog for quite some time. I am not doing it intentionally, however, between work (the one that pays) and my work at home, I have no time for anything else. Well, except for Facebook ~ my new love! I am totally addicted to facebook. As some of you may know, I am so nosy and it really does fuel my nosiness.

A couple weeks ago, JD and I put new mulch around the pond. It really needed this facelift!

Oh look, Kristin helping with the Mulch. We took a picture because she never helps with the yardwork! She was using her feet to push the mulch down...yea, not a big help!

My daughter growing up. YIKES!!!

Kristin taking pictures of the sky. . . . actually I thought this was simply beautiful.

Over the weekend, I got a nice burn thanks to over 6 hours of mowing on Saturday. On Sunday, JD and I spent some quality time in the garden. I picked peas, more radishes (the size of a plum), spring onions and a 5 gallon bucket of lettuce. Thanks to the wildlife netting fence we put up, the deer are staying out and our garden looks so plentiful!!! Look out canner, here I come!

This weekend we have JD's Dad, two sisters and two nephews and a niece coming to spend the weekend with us. I hope it doesn't rain!!! I really don't know what we will all do as there isn't a whole lot here to do. Oh well, we will spend some quality time visiting!

I hope everyone is doing well!!!