Saturday, April 23, 2011

Garden Prep

Spring is very dry for us this year. My garden area from last year is covered in dry weeds and sand.Some of the onions I planted last year came up again this year and are slowly getting buried in all the sand.

Since my old garden area was too depressing to work in I decided I needed a change. This year my garden will be in the orchard; which has its share of weeds too.

My first task was to water a small area to soften up the dirt. It was almost impossible to hoe weeds with the ground being so hard and dry.

Once all the tall dry weeds were cleared out things began looking better. I ended up with two piles of dry weeds awaiting to be burned.

After several days of watering the ground was finally soft enough for me to begin hoeing the green weeds and making rows for planing.

I now have onions planted along with carrots, green beans, peas, cauliflower and broccoli.

There is still much to be done, hoeing weeds and planting more seeds, but now when I walk out to the orchard and look over the garden I can really see the progress I have made.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cool Weather Days

Some unexpected cool weather has made it possible to bake without heating up the house. First on the list...lemon cake. The actual cake is a mix but the icing is homemade. I did a search, collected ideas, and then made up a recipe.

Melt some margarine in a pan; pour in a dab of vanilla; a couple squirts of lemon juice and some powder sugar. Stir until smooth; adding milk and more powdered sugar until it looks and taste right. Yummy, the icing was so incredible!

Second on the list was bread. I began with bread sticks;And ended with a giant loaf of bread. I truly love cool weather days!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Playing at the Park

Have you noticed most parks no longer have merry-go-rounds? After Elizabeth read, sometime back, a story about a little girl playing on a merry-go-round I went looking for one at our local parks. Sadly I could not find one.Then one day, while visiting a small town not too far from us, we stumbled upon a park, on the older part of town, which had a wonderful merry-go-round.
The playground even had an old metal slide.
Such memories this park brought back! I used to get so sick on the merry-go-round and I would always burn my skin playing on a metal slide during hot summer days!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Summer Planning

Camping is in our plans for summer so I have been looking at small bumper pull trailers, conversion vans and tents.When you buy a used tent there is always the chance something will be missing.
Something like the rain guard. But with no rain guard we will have a clear view of the stars.
The shape is a bit odd. It's narrow on the back end;
And normal on the front.
But the whole tent cost me 10-bucks; which I thought was a good price.

msn live statistics
Hewlett Packard Laptop