Sunday, March 17, 2013

Garden, Apple Trees, and Spring Break

OK, I did it again! Let weeks go by without posting, and I even had pictures and stories all ready to go, just couldn't find the time to get it all together. Anyway, here's an update and hopefully I won't leave any important stuff out!?!

 This is a picture of 1 of our 2 Apple trees blooming-is this not just awesome!! And what a beautiful early spring day it was! These are the same trees we got at Lowe's for half price last fall. The bees loved the blossoms and hopefully we'll get a few apples.

 First picture of this years garden-we are doing the most of it at Mom and Shorty's this year so a different look about it. We planted potatoes, corn, peas, green beans, squash, cukes, tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers and jacob's cattle beans. Still have 3 short rows to finish out. Still waiting on things to break the ground and the tomatoes didn't take too well to the transplant so sadly we may have to buy more instead of the ones we started from seed. Jeff and Kaytlynn also planted peas, squash and sunflowers at the house, only to find the garden full of deer tracks the next day-Oh No!!
 Jeff picked up 12 aracauna pullets at the feed store for next year's layers. They are so funny to watch at night catching the bugs attracted to their light! Extra protein for them and for free!
 We went down to Lake Jackson on Monday to visit with Randy and Casey and do a little fishing during our Spring Break. It ended up being too cold the first day and Jeff's cold came back-for the 3rd time-so we kinda just stayed in the hotel. We went and saw their new house on Tuesday-it's beautiful!-went fishing for a little while-didn't catch anything :(- and then went to Alvin to a strawberry farm. We had to wait in line to even park to get in the place! We picked 2 buckets full and had a good time. Got some really good ideas about different ways to plant things, too.
 We took Jordan and Kaytlynn to the Burt's fishing on Friday-they had a blast catching 1 little perch after another. Thanks for letting them come over!
The snow peas I picked this morning and a head of cabbage we cut earlier. I put 2 pints of them in the freezer!

The fruit trees are blooming and the bees are abuzzing here! We've had a week of daily temps getting warmer and warmer. Still had a few cool mornings, but it's in the lower 80's today. Some of the trees seem to be taking longer than usual to  bud out, but they'll be green before we know it. The wind has been blowing alot more than normal though it seems.
Mom is doing SO much better-she nearly worked me into the ground yesterday-gladly!! We worked all day long cleaning out their sewing room-the wind blew the outside door open last Sunday and it rained in and got  lots of stuff wet. I've never seen so much material in my life, though! Mom and I decided it was time to start working on quilts again and soon!
Church is going wonderfully well-we have new members joining almost weekly! And as we are entering into the passover week and onto Easter, it's always so wonderful to see new people visiting and taking part in our little Church and serving our Lord! Our Sunday School lessons have been great-this morning on the Good Samaritan and compassion.
I'm still trying to work with my essential oils, its just hard trying to split my time between 2 houses and get things done at each. There has already been times that I really wished I could have mixed some thing up-like yesterday when I had a migraine! But I'll get to it asap! 

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