Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spring Blessings

Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year. Beautiful days, including the rainy ones have me lovin' the outdoors as much as possible and spring cleaning the inside on the rainy ones. I haven't spent much time on the computer lately except for checking it for my consulting work. Not much blog reading at all; I do miss that! It seems that there's so much to do including enjoying the sunshine that the computer has taken a back seat for awhile. Ah, well please take a glimpse of what we've been up to. Today, the little girlies are playing on the Slip N Slide. That never gets old! Until we open the pool, which will be in a couple weeks, they'll be happy with sliding down that and playing in the sand box. Which reminds me; I need to pull out the water/sand table. They always like that, too.

My onion sets were planted back at the beginning of April. They're coming rather nicely.

Here is an overview of the garden. We've got: peas (they were planted awhile back, too), garlic, potatoes, asparagas, strawberries, tomatoes, pinto beans, green beans, lettuce, Swiss chard, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloup, pumpkins, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, beets, peppers, brussel sprouts, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries. I may have missed something, but you get the idea.

Gary and I spent the entire weekend bending over and stretching. We were pretty tired on Sunday night.

My duckies are getting pretty big. Cookie loves them and Billy is fine with them, too. Soon they need to be put into the laying hens area. The meat chickens are getting rather plump. All they do is eat and stink up the back!

We had two birthdays this month. Kierra turned 7 and Caressa turned 5. Three parties and lots of cake at our house! We brought them to Olive Garden for dinner, had a family pizza party and a little girls birthday tea party with their friends. Lots of fun! Now I need to get back to watching what I eat! Too much good stuff for me!
Soon I'll do a post on the front gardens. I'm just about done planting them. Oh, and I know I'm behind here a bit, but I just LOVE My spring cleaning is moving along and the house is looking sparkly clean and getting decluttered!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

you have been busy...a good kind of busy. Tea party looks like it was lots of fun and Olive Garden is so yummy. Thank goodness we don't eat like that every day.
You are going to have some great produce come summer time. Would you please share what you make ...any recipes with swiss chard. I almost bought some at the local market the other day, but wasn't sure what to do with it.