Friday, April 3, 2009

Lettuce Give Thanks

It was so beautiful outside that I decided to go check on our square foot garden boxes. The lettuce plants are up! It was so bright outside that it was difficult to take a good picture. Do you see them in the picture below? Emily divided the squares with the white slats of wood. Imagine the square shown divided into 4 smaller squares. There is a baby (and I mean infant) lettuce plant in all but the top left. Need help?...

Here I am pointing to the bottom right plant. Just think--yesterday the square was bare!! How exciting is that?

This next picture is for those in areas where spring has not yet sprung. Here are some of my tulips that have been in blossom for over a week. I made a shadow (now there's something I am good at!) to get a picture that wasn't whited out by the sun. Our front yard is mostly natural areas and very little grass. I planted 6 or 7 tulip bulbs in 5 (or maybe 6) areas out there. The look so pretty, and the colors are mixed up. My personal favorites are where the bright yellow and reds are mixed together, but I like them all. Isn't God good to give us such beauty?

Have a great evening!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Perm Post #3

For those with inquiring minds, I did call the company that manufactured the perm I used for Rachel's hair. The customer service rep said the reason it didn't work is that Rachel hadn't reached puberty yet. Evidently there are some hormones necessary for the chemical reaction of the perm. Go figure. Guess we'll wait a couple years.

Garden Ahoy!

Here are 3 of my daughters and our friend, Lydia. Tuesday night they decided to test-drive some hula hoops they purchased and borrowed for a youth group game. The hoops look so funny to me in that the way the camera caught them (in the dark, no less)--they make me think of psychedelic fireflies!

Here is the beginnings of our humble garden. Box 1 and box 2 as we affectionately call them.

They are square foot gardens. We are starting with 2, but I might add another one or two next year. We'll see how these produce first. The difference in the look is that box 2 has larger pieces of vermiculite.

Box 1, currently sporting 4 broccoli plants and some lettuce seeds (head and leaf).

Box 2, with a tomato bottom right and 4 strawberry plants in the center, potatoes in the bottom row (the "pit"), carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, and green beans coming...

I thought it would be fun to post pics of the garden as it grows. It will be neat to look back on the blog posts and see the progress.

~Joan, in rainy Shelby