Thursday, February 19, 2009

Friday's Happy Clips and Garden Snips



Friday Happy Clips...

Gots-ta love Pre-schooler artwork! I have binders full of artwork from the first 4 years of this child's life. The hardest part is deciding what to keep and what to toss. I just want to keep every little scribbled on paper he makes. This one is a definite keeper and makes me giggle. Its called "Dog Chasing Cat"-I have to wonder about the blank look on the striped dogs face. He doesn't seem too terribly excited about "chasing" this 6 legged cat. The cat looks thoroughly annoyed. Maybe I'll mat and frame this one, it makes me giggle every time I look at it.


And the silly little artist who created this fabulous work of art-well, we can not forget him. He was full of happiness this week. This, after Satan himself invaded and took over his little body over the weekend. HOLY 4 YEAR OLD ATTITUDE! I was on the verge of entering the land of "Mommie Dearest"with this child this weekend. It WERE NOT purrty folks, not purrty at all. Alas, my happy silly and angelically behaved little boy is back and has rebuked the devilish ways of yester-weekend.




Garden Snips...



Here's the garden plan for this year:

One 5 ft in diameter circular sectioned herb garden (IF I can find FREE or next to nothing bricks) IE, an Herb Wheel.

One 8x10 foot vegetable garden.

"Salad Bowl" window box




Herbs:

Rosemary

Cilantro

Dill

Basil

Chives

Thyme

Mint


Veggies:

Tomatoes-three varieties including one yellow tomato

Corn

Cabbage

Broccoli

Carrots

Yellow Squash and Zucchini

Pole Beans

Cucumbers

Red leaf lettuce

Bibb Lettuce

Dandelion Greens


Supplies Needed:

Mid turn tiller (RENT $35)

Twine (already have on hand)

Bricks (HOPEFULLY FREE)

landscaping timbers, 2x?? ($20)

Stakes ($10)

Plastic fencing roll ($10)

Organic Topsoil-probably about a yard and a half ($35)

Mulch ($20)

Trellis of some sort ($10)

Zip ties (already have on hand)

Irrigation drip style hose ($10)

Starter pod trays (already have on hand)

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I can't wait to get started, I'll probably start marking off and digging up the plots outside and plant the seeds indoors in the starter trays this weekend. I have to pick up a few more seed packets and some herb plants over the next few weeks.

I might fore go building the rain barrel-just depends on what the cost is going to be for the supplies to actually make one.

4 comments:

Alyssa said...

Although I am not nearly handy or earthy enough to do my own garden (and I have no yard), I am way jealous of your garden plans. I wish I was your next door neighbor so I could just mooch fresh homegrown tomatoes all summer :-)

Amy said...

Lord i am so impressed with your planning!!!!! I want a garden, your ideas are awesome girl! I love Red too, he is so expressive! i am with Alyssa on the mooching thing...lol

Jessi said...

Let me know how your corn turns out. Ray tried a couple of years ago and they never yielded anything but stalks. I love, love, love the picture Red drew! Priceless!

teaandtopaz said...

Wow, so talented! Look at you with your gardening skills. I'm so jealous. I seem to fail each time I try. I agree with the previous poster, I too wish I lived next door so I could steal some of your homegrown veggies, hehe ;-). BTW - preschooler artwork really is the best isn't it?