Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Good Morning let’s hope for a wonderful day on my snow covered ground. I am so grateful I worked in the one garden all day yesterday it was a good job to get done am I finished no never because I can tell you those weeds are amazing grow so fast and so crazy :)
 On the weekend I had a tantrum with myself all the hard work, all the clean-up and catch up to be undone in two days of a windstorm. I tell you I was ready to quit - you know the old thoughts why am I doing this, what's the point.....well I love to work on our farm I love to do it because it is for us for me.
 I did realize I must not get any bigger with the gardens as it is too much work for one person. Today I am going to plan a better plan on the new garden my way now is not working-this is sad as I had a great vision. Ahh but no fear by the end of the day I will have it figured out.
So on this note I hope your day is warm with no snow and I hope I get a load of Inspiration and I can make things happen.
Lavender thoughts to all of you

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Good Morning it has been a very early start her this morning up at 4:30 turned on the lights, turned on the computer and the coffee. Then climbed into bed way too cold again and waited for my son and his girlfriend to arrive home. They traveled all night now they are tucked into bed for a sleep before they start the day.
 Yesterday was an amazing work day for me. Garden at the Lavender house is being worked on it really is never ending and it will never be perfect why? Because the wind and pine trees like to keep me on my toes.
 That was a full day then after supper we cleaned the barn out that was a good job to have done.
Today will bring some soap making.

Monday, April 22, 2013

 A -6 morning but I see sunshine.
 What should we do today to celebrate Earth day. When my children we little we always did a project - we bought a compost or planted a tree usually something went into the ground.
 For some reason I remember it being warmer back then.
I will tell you if I have plans for celebrating right now I just might need long johns to do my chores.
My youngest son and I have been making an outside oven, it has been a bit of work I hope it actually materializes into something.
He who plants a garden, plants happiness~Chinese proverb

Friday, April 12, 2013

Good Morning yesterday while walking in the gardens I noticed the darn weeds are loving April. Man can those weeds grow like carpets ahh so depressing. However the weeds will have to wait for a bit while I do some real farming I have to rearrange chicks, build walls and fix a roof or two-a terrible amount of work in the Spring. I used to be able to work morning to night but now I only can catch a few hours in the morning and a few in the evening. So on that note I had better run some children to the school bus and get my act together. Things to do, projects to finish, Inspiration to find...have the most marvelous day ever!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Gardening at the lavender house. I am trying to add plants, decorations that are easy to keep and do not require a lot of water. We get so hot in the summer it is really hard to keep up with the water.

Rhubarb is starting to push it's way through the ground. I love how it looks when it first starts to grow.

My brother and his two kids visited the lavender house over the Easter weekend.
I have many cuttings started in the greenhouse of lavender. I hope they all make it. I need them for my new garden, the garden we put in last fall.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A very good Morning at the start of our day it is chilly again so far.
 Today we are visiting a college daughter with our other daughters and a little boy should be a nice day.
I am so pleased my green house is organized; I am trying a different approach this year in the green house weeds will be the death of me and our summers get so intense hot I have to figure a way to make the plants thrive not fry.
As I look out the window did you know it is snowing, man that is so depressing.
~ Lavender: dispels bad luck and is protective, smell wonderful too
from the book cottage witchery

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Looks like it should be a nice weekend. While we garden, walk outside, go jogging, taking in nature - keep a journal.
A journal to write what you see, how you feel, what you are grateful for. Press flowers, take photos, garden clippings there are so many ideas.
 For those who cannot get out to walk you still can enjoy a nature journal cut out pictures of magazines, draw, paint the ideas are endless.
If you start a garden, a nature journal or a dreaming journal you are welcome to share it or share any ideas.
 Go on if you are not doing one now go start one.
I will start one also.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Lavender is there ever too much?

 I don’t think so.
 In the green house I am starting little lavenders I do hope they take. I have a full new garden to fill.

A fresh rain gave us a nice clean greener morning. It was nice to look around and see the little bits of green spring has brought us.

Herbs are planted in the green house, tomatoes started and the seed packages are just waiting for me to start.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A very good morning!!! What wonderful things will find us all today? Have you started your garden seeds yet? Later today I am planting Calendula a wonderful healing plant~full of small miracles. Maybe a few Poppies, an annual mixture will be fun and Black eyed Susan~Rudbeckie.

 Just checked a few things in the garden - while our Grandson naps. Thyme is up, Mint is up, onions are up, lavender in the small garden is waking, and chives are up and smelling wonderful. Every time I weed or garden and I hit the chives it makes me want to go in and eat :) I bought a compost bucket today not for the garden but for our new pigs. I never compost with scraps here because it brings us some lovely bears-we have enough compost from our farm living but now this really cute little bucket can help feed my pigs-who I am sure are going to get expensive.

 Checked some of the plants I can see I lost a few :( last night we put in some fence post in the most miserable hard (like cement) soil ever. We put them in around our toy area so our Grandson has a clean, safe place to play. This should keep out the dogs and it will take a bit of time but I will make it really nice for him.