Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

My Aunt Margaret and I kicking our legs up to the sun.
This year my mother-in-law was out of town so the following Tuesday we had dinner with them and enjoyed spending time with just the two of them.

For my mom, we went to Callaway Gardens our getaway that is only 15 minutes from our house. This place is beautiful, here is a view of 1/4 of Mr. Cason's Garden. Some lily pads with a bloom.

My mom and I setting up the picnic.

Us enjoying our picnic lunch.

The meal consisted of:

Ham and Lettuce Wraps (with homemade tortilla's)

Bean and Corn Dips with Chips

Homemade Granola Bars

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Veg-Table Garden Today

This year I am doing the square foot gardening method. I purchased the book months ago and have spent countless nights laying in bed reading up on why this method works.Check Spelling One evening while I was planting lettuce, radish and celery seeds my father-in-law asked "When are you going to plant a real garden?"

My friends, supporters and blog followers I am here to say this is the most real garden that has been planted by his children if you are looking at the variety and number of different vegetables.

But I am sure he was talking about the method which should not matter as long as it works and produces which for me so far it does.

I have even planted so many items that the planters originally for flower are now home to potatoes.

And last but not least we have some topsy turvey tomato planters 'Alford's Style' waiting to get hung up side down.
The lay out and types of vegetables will come this week sometime.

Shoot Me Week Six

This is 10 minutes ago before cutting the good ole' computer on for me to catch up on my 'Shoot Me' series.

Shoot Me Week Five

My nephew Mason and me playing around.

Shoot Me Week Four

Here I am again in my favorite pj's in the garden after a good night's rain.

Shot Me Week Three

Keith and I at his promotion celebration dinner getting ready to cut the yummy cake made by my Grandma.

Shot Me Week Two

At the Frogtown Hollow Bluegrass Jam.

Shot Me Week One

I love these pj's and will wear them almost all day. Cocoa and I are getting some one on one time in.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Yard Work

Who doesn't love this fountain? I am going to rewind just a little...
In 2008 we added this flower bed and at the time it was great and was such a needed thing.

Now that we have less time together due to work, work, church, bible studies and dates with friends Keith and I need our time to be OUR time. Since I love being outdoors we needed a little bit more privacy so we are expanding the above flowerbed to the below outlined flower bed.

This new flower bed will be big enough to put some plants that will grow 6 feet and the beautiful fountain above so dinner on the patio, talking by the outdoor fireplace or just coffee small table will be enjoyed by Keith and I or our company.

I also hope to plant some herbs close to the patio in this bed for easy picking.
Do you have and tall growing bushes that don't get all to wide???