On my way home from work Saturday, (I work as the librarian at our rural library - it is open just six hours per week), Abby and I stopped at a yard sale and I found the following ~
~hand knit wool felted blanket, hand embroidered handkerchief for Sarah (we don't buy tissues), and small plates and bowls (a pastoral print from England)~
I bought some chamomile and parsley from our local organic farm. One of my goals this year is to dry all of our tea to use throughout the year. No more buying boxes of tea bags. Chamomile is our children's favorite.
Transplanted our tomato plants out to the garden and the luminaria seedlings (money plants).
~transplanted tomato plants with simple supports of cut fencing and stakes~
Lots of weeding and watering. The weather was summer-like this weekend and is suppose to continue through the first half of the coming week.
~the garden is coming along... we even had some little radishes this weekend thanks to Abraham's enthusiastic pulling~
Also, this season we are spending very little money on garden supplies, so until we come across some more fencing (like at a yard sale), we won't be making anymore gardens, so I had one of my teenage sons bring over tires (which the previous owner graciously left us a generous supply of... ) and I put some chicken manure on the bottom of the tire stack...
~chicken manure with stacked tires in the back corner of our yard~
...then added these funny potatoes I found in the corner of our pantry and covered with the beautiful, rich compost that we get from free from a neighbor. My hope is that the tire walls will be high enough to keep the chickens out. This is all an experiment though.
~Sarah and Abraham running towards me with their eggs~
~Yes, she collected her eggs in her Boston Red Sox cap~
How was your weekend?
Warm wishes, Tonya