How My Garden Grows ~ Mid June 2012 ~ Reno, Nevada

My small garden has taken off with the warm nights and hot days we’ve been having lately here in Reno!

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Barrel full of Red Onions

Potatoes, Chives, Thyme, Oregano, Tarragon, Rosemary, and Catnip.

Beets…lots of them with garlic to the right and some more onions in front.

3 types of zucchinis on the left with a bunch of beans on the right.

Sugar Peas…there are carrots to the left.

BABY zucs!

Back right ~ japanese eggplant, Left ~ cucumbers, Front ~ pumpkins

Big box has oodles of heirloom tomatoes, two containers on the left have tomatillos.

Lots of different peppers and one basil.

Grapes…lots of grapes forming on the very old vine.

Pears are getting larger…branches are starting to droop.

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For Today ~ 14 May 2012 ~ A Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 14 May 2012.

Outside My Window… Blue sky, trees blowing in the wind, birds feeding on the feeders, water truck spraying to keep construction dust down, God awful Scottish broom blooming.

I am thinking… I probably shouldn’t have hoed and dug in the backyard so much over the weekend…I killed my hands again. Taking lots of advil. But…I now have two garden boxes made out of recycled fencing materials (even the screws!). And most of the weeds are hoed out of that section where the fence was pushed back.

I am thankful for… Kitty hugs in the morning.

From the kitchen… more like bbq’ing from the back patio. Last night was New York steaks, mushrooms, and asparagus…tonight is bbq’d pork chops and a salad.

I am wearing… cropped tan pants, brown tshirt, and sketchers sandals.

I am creating… I’ve pushed the Nevada quilt aside, lost my mojo on it. I tried a new pattern (from the Zakka Style book) for a sewing kit, already have plans to “redesign” it.

I also have some fabric cut out and ready to make an e-reader holder/clutch…another new pattern to try.

I am going… to have to figure out what type of smellies to make some cold processed soaps. I should be getting my oils, butters and lye in the post soon!

I am reading… I just finished all five Percy Jackson books and am rereading the first book of the Heroes of Olympus series, The Lost Hero. Then will move onto the second, The Son of Neptune.

I am hoping… That the bloody phone stops ringing.

I am hearing… Coughing from upstairs, heavy high heel walking out in the hallway, traffic.

Around the house… floor needs vacuuming and the beets need weeding.

One of my favorite things… turning brown after being pasty all winter. 🙂 And painting my toenails with Del Sol nail polish. I have Surfer Girl on my fingernails and Sun Kissed on my toes.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Play around with new sewing patterns, plant more seeds (gotta get the cucumbers in), pray for Mr. Stripey, the tomato plant…he didn’t take to transplanting very well. Oh yes, also have to cut up my charms for the Denyse Schmidt Charm swap.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…

My Sugar Snap Peas