It’s almost Saturday and I’m just getting around to posting this week’s Friday Faves. Sorry about that, life is still busy. I completed my granddaughter’s princess dress finally. She told me step by step how she wanted it done, down to the style of the shoulder straps and the “jewel” she brought and showed me the exact location it had to be in. Fortunately, she choose a double crochet stitch she wanted the entire dress completed in.
As if that wasn’t enough my top soil arrived today for the garden beds. I don’t think I’ve seen her this excited on Christmas or any other holiday. My neighbors spotted her working the soil around to even out the beds and couldn’t believe how hard she was working or how dirty she would be when done.
She accomplished more in a shorter time than I was able to do When it was time for a break she would instead put on a show for me using the garden bed as her stage, she sang and even did a tap dance.
To say she was having the time of her life would be an understatement. When her dad brought out dinner she nixed the idea of eating at the table in the field and plopped down in the garden bed to eat. :-) Tomorrow the rest of the seeds and plants will finally be planted and then I can only wait and hope for the best. The strawberries are a bit late this year after such a late winter, but we are starting to find two or three a day with many, many more needing only about a week of good weather to ripen.
Want to know what interesting articles I found this week?
- Amanda, better known to many as A Thrifty Hippie challenged us to do just three things this week with the environment in mind. For many on a path to green their lives this is a great way to start. We don’t have to start with a bunch of big things such as moving to a smaller home, it can be as simple as carrying a reusable water bottle with us.
- With summer just around the corner, these whole fruit popsicles are just the thing to cool off with with no guilt attached.
- I’ve never been big on weddings, wedding magazines, shopping for a dress, none of that ever interested me, but one wedding caught my eyes as the perfect wedding, Check out pictures from Ecogrrl’s green wedding What a lovely day they had for their special day too.
- I found this article through Wendy on Pathological Consumption which should be read by everyone before they go out to shop for another gift, of course Wendy had a few things to say on the subject as well.
On that note I thought you might like to see what i found at the local drug store this week
That’s right, now we need a plastic gizmo to slice our hotdogs with a “dog dish” to dip those slices. Let’s stop buying this crap and save ourselves some money while saving the planet.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
~~ Mahatma Gandhi