It’s windy, cloudy, and my left sinus is killing me so I thought I’d just post a few photos I took over the weekend.
More quilts, wall hangings and a very cute pillow. I’ll post more later…this one is picture heavy.
This is my friend, April, and myself in the near future…underneath our stash, giving the thumbs up, and kitties wondering who’s going to feed them now.
Today we drove up to Portola, CA so I could go to the Cabin Fever Quilters’ Quilt Show. After dropping my husband off at the river east of town so he could walk to the park where we eat lunch, I drove to the Fr. Burns Social Hall.
This year they moved the show over to the south side of the river on 100 South Pine St. Sunday’s show is from 10-4. $6 to get in at the door. These ladies are awesome quilters…I never go away disappointed.
I took lots of pics, so will break these up into a few different posts. 🙂
First off…here is my one FQ that I bought. I picked out a wild batik to add to my Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt.
LOVE THIS QUILT! Love the quilts on the houses.
Is this not the cutest quilt?! Absolutely love it! Kitty ballerinas!
I was given some transplant asparagus last fall…dug it a whole on the side of the yard next to my neighbor’s garage and promptly forgot about it.
Last night while watering the beets, peas, onions, garlic, radishes, and carrots I looked over at the overgrown weed/grass and a dried out asparagus fern. Went over to weed and found wee asparagus spears!
Oh what a beautiful day,
I’ve got a wonderful feeling,
Everything’s going my way!
Really! He really was singing Rodgers & Hammerstein!
(photo editing…my photos that I ran through pixlr-o-matic using “Metal” filter and Scrap border).
After being in the 70’s for a few days we are heading back into the typical Northern Nevada Spring…
And MORE WIND!
I hate the wind. And I’m not too keen on that 28F morning temp coming up as the Pear tree is starting to blossom out! Wind and Cold Temps…not good for pear blossoms!
I think the lilacs have a better chance of surviving.
Columbine can weather most anything…
So do the Tulips ~
I have to get going…the bird feeder outside my work window is empty and the finches are staring me down.
We’ve moved a lot and the last composting pile I had was in Sparks when we owned our own home. I’ve been turning over the garden in our newest place and decided I wanted a compost pile.
So I made one last night…using a dog training crate that came with a botched dog adoption off of Craig’s list.
From the Back to Basics Traditional Kitchen Wisdom book (LOVE THIS BOOK!) they said to pick a site that’s level, well-drained, and sunny. So I set up the kennel out back near the old grape vine where it will have sun practically all day.
What to Compost?
Greens such as grass clippings, tea bags, coffee grounds, eggshells, fruit & vegetable peelings, and plant cuttings, alfalfa hay, green weeds that have not seeded (except for pernicious weeds). The “greens” rot fast and will provide nitrogen.
Browns such as newspaper (non-glossy paper), leaves, cardboard egg cartons (but I save those to give to local chicken folks), straw, non-treated wood shavings. Browns provide fiber, carbon and air into the mix.
Water…make sure everything stays damp.
Air…turn over your mixture to introduce oxygen.
I’m going to throw in a container of fishing worms for good measure…they say red worms or red wrigglers are the best ones as they thrive on kitchen waste.
Items that should NOT go onto you pile are chemically treated wood products, diseased plants, human and pet waste, meat or bones, fatty food waste, milk products, and pernicious weeds (plants that are destructive to other plants in their midst are sometimes characterized as pernicious weeds).