Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May Insta-love


celebrated a birthday.
took an unexpected trip to pa to be with family for a funeral.
senior night at Canterbury {can't believe you're a senior jacqi!!}
jess ran her second 5k of the year.
mei mei spent some time on the farm.
chipped up all that brush from tree removal in april.
continued to install windows - ran into a few snags.
worked in our garden.
watched our garden grow.
first farmers market visit of the season.
planted our first apple trees. {birthday gift from jess's parents}
enjoyed the beauty of fresh flowers.
ordered my first stickygram magnets, and love them!! 
berries are almost ready! {already!!!}
said goodbye to our precious pup.
spent some time relaxing, getting geared up for a full summer ahead.


May has been quite a month around here.  I think it's safe to say that we're ready to for it to be over and excited for what's in store this summer!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

a new normal

It's hard to believe that a "normal" day will no longer include our precious MeiMei.

MeiMei passed away yesterday after an allergic reaction to the medication used to fight heartworm.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

garden progress.



If the weather's nice, I'm in my garden!
I could spend all day every day out here!


Mei Mei is learning the pathways, and enjoys sitting nearby while I weed or play!
And check out those tomato and pepper plants!  We already have a tomato forming and the pepper has begun to bloom!


When those tomatoes ripen, they'll make a wonderful addition to our already steady stream of salad greens.  We planted 3 different varieties of lettuce as well as spinach, and thus far we've been able to enjoy salads here and there, just on those plants picked from thinning - why waste those delicious babies!?



Last spring, my father-in-law brought us some starts from his strawberry plants.  Of the seven he brought only 4 survived, but man are they healthy plants!!  


We bought a few plants ourselves this year to help fill in the strawberry bed, as well as this fun planter.  You can never have enough strawberries!


Just look at that sweet little pink berry!  Won't be long before they're ripe enough to whip up a strawberry rhubarb pie!!!


We also have pea, radish, and carrot sprouts, though I don't have an updated photo of them.  I planted corn this evening, and hope get the rest of our seed crops in early next week as well as a few more pepper and tomato plants!  


Can't wait until school's out and I can spend my day with my plants!