Tuesday, April 28, 2009

It's been a year...

One year ago I decided to start my blog to be able to keep in touch with family and friend. To show everyone what's going on at our house. It has been a good year, changes in the garden and at work and new addition to the family. I'm happy to be able to share these things with those we love both near and far.
  • Now for this year! We have started harvesting already this year, sweet sugar snap peas and some of the onions from the garden, as of yesterday. Sorry no photos...we ate it all.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Our garden 2009...

We got all our seeds and plants into the kitchen garden yesterday, April 13, 2009.


these are Texas sweet onions


Sweet purple onions


our Sugar snap peas, which we planted way back in January along with the onions.


there finally blooming!


this bed has tomatoes on the right and Jalepenos and mixed colored bell peppers on the left.


this is the center bed on the right will be bush green beans and on the left are two mounds of Gold yellow zucchini squash and Okra.

I also planted
cilantro, basil and dill. I remember going into my Grandmas garden in Oklahoma and she always had dill growing, it brings back happy memories of gardening. Although I also remember having to carry buckets of water from the hand pump well from the front of the house to help water too and playing with the horny toads we found there.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We took the boat...


When we took the boat camping, it was a learning experience for us. Luckily we went with Charles and his Dad and Dottie. Both of them have been fishing from small boats for years, and were a big help in teaching us the best way to use the boat.


Aluminum propellers, rocks and tree stumps are not good together... or it looks kinda like a shark bite, don't you think?


But on the bright side we are now the new owners of a shiny stainless steel propeller, and we have a freezer full of fillet catfish which they caught on trot lines.
(not trout lines, such a newbie thing to say)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We went camping...





Charles and Amanda came in for a week and we took Emily on her first camping trip. OF COURSE I PACKED THE CAMERA!! Unfortunately I packed it so well I couldn't find it until we returned home and unpacked the trailer. But I did get a few pictures of Emily while she was at the house.