Saturday was a beautiful day, I spent it outdoors appreciating the warmth knowing it would be over by Sunday morning. By Sunday I was pleasantly surprised the forecast of rain was wrong. I spent a couple hours at the playground with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter
The Little One knows I take pictures to add to the blog, she was positive she knew what today’s post needed and directed me to the following pictures you will see.
A taste of the cottage homes along the other side of the lake.
Some pictures of the lake, and a fairy house she made to take home.
I cleared the strawberry patch of all the ripe berries, I found three damaged by the rains, but ended up with enough for myself, my son’s family and three of the neighbors. I didn’t think to get a picture of the berries before they were gone, but they were delicious.
Sunday turned out nice, breezy but the rains held off while I got some much needed weeding done around the larger garden beds.
I finally took the old hose from the hose wheel I found last month and after finding even more deer prints in the garden cut up the old hose to lay pieces around hoping they will believe them to be snakes and avoid walking through the garden. The next step will be to put up netting.
This is the first time I have attempted to grow radishes. They are getting rather tall. I checked the package and was shocked to see you are supposed to harvest in 20-30 days after sprouting. I planted them almost 2 months ago! I pulled a couple and found this. Not even close to ready. Maybe its the weather.
More of the plants are coming along, for some reason it feels like everything is way behind schedule to me. Those beans need trellised very soon.
Amanda has a monthly challenge called jump off the ladder. To paraphrase, picture yourself high up on a ladder, fearful of jumping off. This is a great metaphor for life. Amanda does a much better job of describing her philosophy than I just did, so check it out for yourself. Now what one thing could you do to change the direction you are going, hence jumping off the ladder. Everyone picks their own challenge, maybe a new habit you would like to foster.
I decided to tackle my health. I can get lax with my diet during the winter months and like to reset my eating habits. So, what better way to do this than eating a raw diet for a month.
The first week was hard, and I didn’t succeed. It was cold and rainy which is when I crave my comfort food, veggie soups. So yes I made soup. Saturday, I headed out to stock up on fruits and veggies, there will be no excuse this week.
These foods are organic, the organic foods were all wrapped in plastic. I found loose apples and even celery but they weren’t organic. I wish they would stop this practice.
My daughter-in-law informed me that she’s really enjoying the cloth napkins, little one pipped up that they needed more of them. So after the park we walked back to my place where she picked out these fabrics which I spent part of Sunday sewing.
How was your weekend?