Sunday, May 31, 2015

William Graduates Today

My Nephew graduates from High School today! We attended the family graduation party yesterday at my sisters. William has grown into a polite and complete gentleman. He's a great kid and I'm proud of him!

It's a cool day today with monsoon rains all day yesterday. Wow - was the drive from Michigan back to Illinois scary yesterday. I'm so happy to be home without incident and I'm not driving anyplace today.

Friday, May 29, 2015

May to June

Ted's Pine
Memorial Day, we visited our friends in Wheaton and this tree was in their parents yard. It was so majestic, that I just had to stop and take a picture.

We attend the parade each year and It rained off and on all morning. The crowd didn't mind as everyone came prepared with umbrellas and/or ponchos. All in all, it was a beautiful warm-rain day.

June is coming up fast. Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sold the Chicken Coop

Sold! Off to Wisconsin. Thank you.

Memorial Day Weekend and I'm slowly getting the garden finished. The weeds had gotten extremely high but I spent a few hours Friday Afternoon and yesterday Morning cleaning up the mess.

I planted in total: Zucchini Long and Zucchini round, Cucumbers and Pickling Cucumbers, Turnips, Beets, Parsnip, Carrots, Red Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Muskmelon, Cantaloupe, three types of Potatoes, 18 tomato plants - a mixture of big, early and cherry, Peppers - green and hot red, snow pea, Japanese greens, spinach, lettuce, garlic, pole beans and bush beans. I think that's it for now.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Early Garden Harvest

First Radishes From the Garden

Radish on Bread - Oh How I look forward to these each spring

Baltimore - Work Trip - this is from a co-workers balcony. Sweet! 
Harvested Radishes on Sunday - I had to immediately make my Radish on Bread. Rye Bread, butter, thin sliced radishes, salt and pepper. Yum!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Baltimore - Work Trip

Worked a conference last week in Baltimore. It was a delightful city with great weather and plenty of good food. Our hotel was directly across from the Baltimore Orioles ball field and we saw 3 games from the balcony of my co-worker's hotel room. Really cool.

With all the past unrest in the city, our conference attendees were worried and nervous about making the trip. Everything appeared to be normal but again, I'm not a local and only know what the news publicized.

I was impressed by this beautiful city and hope to make the trip again in the future.

I stopped at the garden the Friday I returned and boy-oh-boy did the weeds get large. In just 5 days! I picked some baby spinach and Japanese greens for the first Salad of the year. Yum - nothing better than hand picked greens, washed and served within an hour. I assume the vitamin count is at it's peak.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Too Long Between Posts

SOLD! I sold a pair of my shoes! I had given up but someone in New Orleans bought them! Thanks
Love Stone Walls

At the front of the Garden

Blossoms - So Beautiful
It's been awhile since I've posted - my apologizes. The time just gets the better of me as I get older. I don't feel like it's been a month since I wrote. More like Days.

My Nephew is graduating from High School this month. I have pictures of him on my fridge when he was 5 years old. He's 18 now. Where did those 13 years go? I mean - it's like "Poof" - he's a man.

I worked a bit in the garden yesterday. My neighbor and I swap onions and potatoes. She orders these incredible "Candy" onions and I found this organic seed potato grower so we share half and half. I planted the onions - two rows - then when it warms up on the 15th, I'll plant the potatoes.

Working in Baltimore next week so I hope the weather is warm when I return on the 15th. Can't wait to plant everything.

Thanks for reading - I'll try and be better at my time management. :)