Archive for June 2014

Little Garden Grows

Out little garden is growing — despite having been planted a little late, they seem to be catching up fast!

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Is anything cuter than a little eggplant flower??

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…And of course among newbie gardening successes is annoyance. In the form of aphids among roses in the front side garden. Eeew. Anyhow, after some poking around for natural solutions, I made tomato leaf spray. It totally worked!gardengrows3

Blueberry Harvest

Harvesting first of blueberries. Not a bad yield for such a little bush!

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Rain Clouds

A break in the cloud over farmland.

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Drizzling rain cloud over the lake filtering sunshine into silvery light.

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Lego Things

I keep wanting to put away duplo (big) legos now that all three kids are adept at creating using regular size ones. But Ashland keeps making fun things with it that I haven’t been able to do that. Bunny train, how cute is this?

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And then this one. A robotic cat!

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What to do with Strawberries

 

Strawberry shortcake, of course.

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And then I made strawberry syrup to drizzle with condensed milk on snow-cones. Pretty and delicious without artificial stuff.

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Strawberries and Country Road

Strawberry season is here!

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Lucian says about drive through the countryside with windows down and breathing in sweet scented air…

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…”I’m as happy as a dancing kitten!!!”

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A happy, sunny, blue sky day. With lots of happy, sweet red strawberries.

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Pickle Press Kimchi

Making of cucumber kimchi, the quick variety.

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Things That Grow

Sage.

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Clover.

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Rose.

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Everything looks and smells so fresh in early summer light.

Tiny Harvest

I would spend my entire day indoor if I’m left to my own devices. But because kids are making full use of the backyard I end up gardening while watching kids play. I guess I got myself a new hobby by default. Herbs and vegetable starts are growing well, I planted some seeds as well. I do love having fresh herbs easily available!

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The play structure that came with the house, I don’t know that it is something we would have thought put it there. But as it turns out, it is essential for our kids. It occurs to me watching them play, that Immi is basically getting to do things that she only did once a week at her occupational therapy sessions (building core strength, balance, hand strength etc.) every single day. It took them some time figuring out what to do this tire swing (it’s really heavy so it doesn’t swing easily) but they figured out how to play with it and love it now.

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