Monday, May 9, 2011

Life is SO good!
I have been enjoying these longer days and spending every minute I am not working outside. My knitting has taken a back seat to the sunshine, life through my camera lens and playing in my garden. Monkey and i also went to Stagecoach Music Festival with the girls and had a blast! I've been spending time reading the Pioneers Women's book that i won on Hespers blog.
reflections of a good time
a good read

My garden::
So far so good, all my veggies are growing well and no losses by the animals, yet... I do see evidence that they are still visiting during the night but my barriers seem to be working well thus far. I was able to harvest and freeze several batches of Spinach before the heat visited us last week and they bolted. The onions have taken root, tomato plants are about 2' tall, carrots seedlings have be thinned, the squash is blooming and the herbs are happily growing. The only veg that didn't do great earlier this year was my lettuce. I was able to harvest a few heads but not nearly as much as in the past. Overall i am thrilled with the results especially since this was the first year i started seeds in my kitchen instead of buying transplants.
Earth Day 2011
Growing greens with a splash of yellow

Exciting and busy times::
The music man and i have spent many days visiting where the grape vines grow and are looking forward to our move there soon. Monkey's HS graduation is almost here and we are so excited to finally be able to live in the country. The music man and i have been dreaming and waiting for the day we could get out of the city, have our hands in more dirt, enjoy more elbow room, learn more about making wine and soaking in the magical sunsets at the end of the day. Feels like the theme here is "more". More of the things we enjoy, simply and thankfully, yes life is so so good.

Ranunculus field
Here's a field of Ranunculus for all you Mommas, I hope you had a wonderful relaxing kind of day yesterday. ((hugs))

I recently read this quote and loved it so much that i had to share.

"Even the predictable turns into surprise the moment we stop taking it for granted"
Br David Seigl

Happy Monday!


  1. Nice to hear that things are going so well. Beautiful field of flowers!

  2. Oh! How I love Ranunculus!
    and to see a whole field of them!!!! How Divine!!
    I hope you are liking the book.
    I havnt had a chance to finish it, my reading has come to complete halt....if I have 5 minutes I have been using it to knit.
    I am so happy that you are having such a good week!!
    Take Care!