Monday, June 14, 2010

more garden updates

Hot Chinese Peppers!

Squash blooms

Red pear tomatoes

Upside down cherry tomotoes

Herbs--Garlic, oregano, and basil

Mint, parsley(willingly sacrificed to the Monarch caterpillars!) cilantro and nasturtiums.

Strawberries! Yum!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Playing in my Garden Today.

I took a few update pictures of my garden today. I have two square foot garden boxes this year. I have three kinds of onion, garlic, and squash that is taking over in one box.
The other has strawberries, radishes, one tomato, 2 bell peppers, one Chinese pepper, a watermelon and a cantaloupe. Everything but one bell pepper have really taken off! I pulled the last of the radishes this morning. What should I plant in the two empty boxes? I am disappointed in the lettuce. It is bitter and my family just won't eat it. I am about to pull all of it out too. I have pole beans planted in the same box. The lettuce would not last in our heat here.

The other pictures are my harvest from this morning and my two new additions! Aloe Vera.

More next time.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Summer Bucket List

Summer just flies by for me. I can’t believe it is the 2nd week of June!! Where did last week go? I saw somewhere on a blog (I wish I could remember where... If you know where please let me know!) the idea of a summer bucket list. Here are a few of the things I would like to do:

1. Schlitterbahn! Need I say more? We didn’t make it last summer and the kids are already asking when we will go.

2. Finish a quilt. I have it pieced! I am on my way.

3. Organize my books and weed out the ones we are not interested in.

4. Thin out the toys in my house! Yikes! Sometimes we can’t even walk through a room!

5. Scrapbook with my best bud in Dallas! (miss ya Dana)

6. Start a scrapbook club here.

7. Swim 6 times a week.

8. Start walking again. I met some one who just did her first triathlon!

9. Spend a wonderful weekend celebrating my hubby’s birthday! This year is a milestone one.

10. Start camping again—I am thinking Inks Lake. There are air condition cabins there. I still consider it camping! You have to walk to the bathroom! I only will rough it so much! If I survive I might consider tents in the Fall!

11. Picnic at Hamilton Pool.

I am sure I can think of more… how about you? What is on your Summer Bucket list?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Did you know about this?

Grab a pack of gum and a coupon and go have fun!

Maybe I will take the boys to fiesta texas this year!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer time!

Summer time is here! I can't wait, I am so ready!
What are your plans this year? I want to finish my quilt, go camping and swim!
Goals for R: increase his reading
Goals for J: advance to the next rank in scouts.

Pass the sunscreen!