Jan 12, 2010
Happenings in Planet Random
Some random photos of what's been going on around the homestead while I have been busy doing my seed order and now getting files cleaned out for tax-time. I admit I have been neglecting some things around here such as laundry, learning to knit, blogging, but I have gotten a few projects started around here (cleaning closets, planning the garden) and have been making lists of "to do" items that need "doing" before spring! It's a little too early to start my seeds, but no doubt that will provide some good garden-related posts soon enough. Until then, my ramblings about miscellaneous stuff will have to suffice!
Brandywine Tomato in the kids' room has blossoms and we are actively pollinating!
My ficus bonsai had scale so that was lots of fun getting rid of that. Maybe it came from outside since that is my only houseplant that summers on the deck. I used an organic oil spray twice over the course of ten days and it seems to have done the trick.
Remember these? Loch got this for Christmas and he is having a hard time getting it away from me. I forgot how much I liked these when I was little. Potholders, anyone?! Now I will have to find one of those latchhook rug kits, I remember doing those too... maybe it will get my confidence up for knitting!
Sprocket is very happy with the new blankie Sailor/Husband crocheted for her, he has since made a hat and is now working on learning to knit a scarf. I still know nothing!
Pond is frozen. The goldfish are still alive, dormant at the bottom. Nature is amazing, this will be their 3rd hot summer and cold winter in the unheated whiskey barrel!
How did I go so long without this tool???!!!! Stirrup hoe for Christmas, and it was warm enough to use it! I weeded a whole backyard length of border beds that were choked with weeds and grass in just a couple of hours. I am sure my husband loved telling people he got " a hoe" for Christmas. No, his wife isn't that generous :)
Sad time... my husband and I built this kid kitchen together about 5 years ago and the kids loved it, but they are getting older and it is taking up a lot of space, so I sold it on Craigslist, sad but it went to a little 2 year old girl for Christmas, so I know it will be appreciated.
Cooking these days is involving a whole lot of comforting, hot foods! This is Wild Boar with Stewed Heirloom Tomatoes, spinach and herbs & penne from the freezer w/Homebrewed Ale - the garden is still giving!
Couldn't resist adding this photo of my niece, can you tell she's a Minnesota baby?!
I realize that this post is a rambling collection of completely unrelated thoughts and photos. Don't you feel sorry for my family? They have to live with this...