• Farmlife,  Garden

    Garden Journal – May Week 2

    This week we are at that limbo state where the ground is just about warm enough for new seedlings, but not quite. And the seedlings are almost large enough to go out in the garden, but not quite. So I water on the hot days, snatch up a weed as I walk around and sit inside on the rainy days wishing for sun, yet thankful for the drops of water that refresh the land. As I try to be patient for planting out the rest of the veggies, I can admire the cold season crops that are doing well. Look at the before and after of the Peter Rabbit cabbages…

  • Farmlife

    Notes from the Garden #1

    I am longing for spring over here. So while I wait oh so patiently for warmer weather, enjoy this journal entry from the end of summer last year. Today was one of those glorious days where warm weather converges with cloudy skies, an off and on drizzle and a slight chill in the air. It provides respite from the hot summer days and hints at fall without completely taking summer off the horizon. My little Miss wanted to harvest strawberries from her own garden for dinner. She took off with her basket and returned not only with several ripe berries, but chives and a large Zuchinni. She was bold picking…

  • Mom Life

    Beach Musings

    We were at the beach on the pacific coast. The winds blew hard enough to need my ears covered, but light enough to be out in a long sleeve tee and rolled up jeans. No heavy jackets were needed that day. Little girl was running in and out  of the water with no care for whether or not she was soaked or sandy. Her squeals filled the air as she hopped from tide pool to tide pool and then ran into the shallow waves that lapped the glittering sand. The sun was not close to setting and yet there was this glorious feeling of the softness that the evening rays…