Garden and Bees…

My little garden is coming along. I’ve got some tomatoes set on, and finally the onions that I planted by seed are starting to sprout, the ones that were bulbs look great. We had a ton of lettuce and are eating lots of fresh salads right now. My corn is sprouting and growing great. My…

New Flower Bed….

Last week we decided to put in a new flower bed. There had been some big green bushes which were beginning to look not so great and mostly just attracted flies all summer long. So we decided to take them out. Monday morning the kids at I attacked the bushes with a bunch of clippers…

Garden Update

My garden is slowly coming to life. I’ve got little lettuce sprouts and some scatter spinach and kale sprouts poking their heads through the soil. My neighbors will be excited to know that I’ve planted 2 rows of kale because I’m pretty sure I’m invited to neighborhood functions solely based on the kale chips I…

Bee Check Week 2…

On Saturday we did our second check of the bees to see how they were doing. Paxton and Coppelia were my helpers. I was able to use just the jacket part of the “one size fits most” bee suits that we have and with some creative safety pins make them work for both of them….

Garden Planting 2020

On Saturday we got our garden planted. I came up with a good plan this year and the kids were a huge help. I would have one kid come and help with each row and then switch out, they all like to plant but to keep the chaos in check this definitely worked better than…

Putting in the Garden

And we have a garden. Or at least a very large spot now to plant things in. 3 years ago when we moved in there was a small area with a couple raised beds that for that year and the next I made do. Last year because there was just way too much on my…

Early Blooms…..

I love early spring blooms. I love the way Hyacinth smell and love how happy Daffodils look. I figure we can all use a little brightness in our lives right now.

Sprouts and Blooms!

I’m starting to have a couple early sprouts. My broccoli and brussel sprouts have poked through the dirt and I have tomatillos and cherry tomatoes starting. And then I have a couple daffodils starting to blood as well. All of these are adding some brightness and color to these days which all need a little.

Starting the Garden 2020

Earlier this week we started our indoor seeds for our new garden this year. I had plenty of help. And actually everyone is at the age where it was actually help. Everyone got 2 seed starter trays that they filled up with dirt and then they would come to me one by one and pick…

Prepping For Bees….

This Spring we will have our first bee hive. I have been reading and prepping for over a year for this but this is a new thing for the kids. I ordered some “one size fits most” bee suits for the kids and Clint to wear….I only ordered 3 extra ones because that way a…