My son is currently loving the book "Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein. It is a cute book and the first time that I read it to him I found myself laughing during the story.
This book gets read at least ten times everyday in our house. He goes from one adult to another handing us the book to read. I've even gotten him to say, "Read Book" when he hands it to me. Score! The moment I hear those sweet words I'm ready to drop everything that I'm doing to read to my precious little guy. The phrase I'm working on is for him to say, "read book Mama" Ahhh... I'm always looking for ways to hear my name.
Got any book children's book recommendations to share?
This is one of my favorite times of the year. When my garden is in full bloom and we can enjoy the reward of the hard work we’ve put just a few short months ago. I think that is why I like gardening so much. I get to see the fruits of my labor in just a few short months/weeks. I do wish that everything that I worked at would see results in a fast turnaround time as my garden. Here’s what has happened since my last post.
I also planted butternut squash in a container, this wasn’t necessary. It looked cute in the beginning but this large vine is trying to take over the entire garden. I think that next year I will give this beauty it’s own space to meander about (maybe closer to the house underneath a window).
I did plant carrots for only this one survived, the reabbits that visited in the beginning of the season destroyed the rest. Next year I will remember my spray combination next year along with fencing (not sure what type yet)
I always plant green peppers but I rarely get a sizable number (one or two a season). This year I planted 5 pepper plants, I’ve got a few showing up. Hopefully I will have a better turnout this season.
Ripening tomatoes… Yippee! This has got me very happy today. I’m already planning tomato sauce, fried green tomatoes, and maybe canning. The temps are getting cooler in the midwest a bit earlier than previous years, hopefullly I'll still get lots more veggies out of this little garden.
Just a few more days until school starts and our summertime fun comes to an end. I hope that you are squeezing all the fun you can into this beautiful summer. Have a great day!
Have a wonderfu day, Enjoy!
Remember those baby bunnies in my garden? I want to give you an update on them (I've gotten a few emails from some bunny lovers out there). After I posted about how we put them in a box and I was waiting for Suburban Wildlife to call me back with where we could drop them off. They called me back that same say and told me that it is illegal to disturb a bunny nest, (really, I had no clue) they told me to put the bunnies back, and cover them up like I found them. The mama rabbit will come to feed them twice a day (at dawn and at dusk) and in about two weeks the bunnies should be gone. This was not the answer that I was expecting, who knew that it was illegal to disturb a bunny nest. Bummer, my high hopes of a flourishing veggie garden was going down the tubes. Anyway, to make a long story short. The baby bunnies died, mama bunny hasn't returned. In fact I haven't seen any rabbits in my yard/garden since. Even though I didn't want the bunnies there I certainly didn't want them to die, kind of sad. Since then I've been spraying the leaves with my homemade pepper spray and the surrounding area with invisible fence. I think that combination is working well. Just two thing to remember with those sprays... wear gloves with the pepper spray (it does burn the skin) and make sure that the invisible fence spray doesn't get on you (it stinks badly, and doesn't wash out well). I learned both lessons the hard way.
Now for the latest development that is making me happy, happy, happy. Introducing....
Admire the beauty! I've got a few of these beauties in my garden right now. I'm thinking of fall soups, squash fries and lots of other goodies.
Hello August, Goodbye July! I hope that you all are having on wonderful summer. We are, so much has happened this summer that I haven't had time to blog about it all, but I do want to share a biggie with you. Several years ago a friend taught me how to make beaded jewelry, a pair of earrings to be exact. From that moment I was hooked and I've been beading ever since. I've casually sold jewelry to family members and friends, mostly making jewelry as gifts to bless others. Although in the back of my mind I've wanted to sell my jewelry to a larger audience, just to see if there is an interest in my creations. So after much talk, contemplating, and discussion I entered my fist craft show last month.
There were numerous jewelry booths there with lots of beautiful pieces. I sold enough to cover my fees to be there, and I got lots of compliments on my jewelry. Here a few close up pictures. Let me know what you think.
For this craft show I think that my prices were too high compared to the other jewelry booths but my materials (beads) were also different. I should have created some pieces with less expensive materials so that my price points would have been more competitive. The craft booths there were also so beautiful. I've been searching pinterest and I've gotten some good ideas for my next craft show. Yes, I have decided that even though I didn't sell as much as I had hoped I'm going to try again. There is another craft show in November that I am planning. I've learned some lessons from this show and plan to make some changes for the next show.
In the meantime, I'm looking into opening an etsy shop. I'll keep you posted.
Have a great day!
This morning I went out in my garden to cut kale for a juice drink and I saw something that had my running in the house calling my husband...
That's right, baby rabbits.. I'm so grossed out right now. This is why there was a bunch of rabbits in my garden last week. They were having their babies... In MY garden!!! I haven't seen any rabbits in the last few days. I assumed that my spraying was working wonders. Now I know why they kept coming back. What do I do? I've call our neighborhood police (I think that lady almost laughed at me). She gave me the number Suburban Wildlife and I called and left a message. Waiting for someone to call me back. The hubby has put them in a box they are in the front of our house now. Anybody want some bunnies? They are free!