Saturday, May 25, 2013


Last weekend, Erin and I tried to start the tiller with no luck (even looked up the instructions on the internet).    So I went ahead with a shovel and got about a third of the garden turned over.  We'll call this the before picture. 

Today, I got the rest of it turned over and weeded.  There were a bunch of wildflowers that came up again from last summer (guess those were perennials - awesome!) and some oregano (lower left), too. 

Then, I went on a plant and seed buying mission (I also stopped at Cassie's to pick up the seeds I'd ordered from I was going to cut back, keep it manageable this year - but I pretty much failed at that.  I'll just have to be better about cooking, sharing, or freezing vegetables than I ever have been ;)

And here's the after picture.  You're looking at: oregano, basil, sage, green onions, green beans, purple green beans, zucchini, swiss chard, kale, sugar snap peas, peppers (serrano, cayenne, jalapeno, green, and banana), tomatoes (brandywine, roma, sweet 100 cherry, beefsteak/another cherry (not sure which one I planted)), sunflowers all along the back, and the wildflowers from last summer in the upper left. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Spent the last week house-sitting for my parents and taking care of their three dogs, my youngest sister's dog, and my dog.  Here are some random pictures from the week.

My scarf matches the wallpaper

Pad Thai = happiness

Wreath on the carriage house

This started as an omelet but clearly had a higher calling

Dogs napping while I knit/watch Arrested Development

Callie gets more comfortable

Friday, May 17, 2013

My most recent home improvement (inspired by Brenna) - finally getting some stuff up on the walls!


and after