Thursday, July 26, 2012

July Roadtrip : first stop, the beach

St. Augustine, Florida
Indigo's first time at the beach.

Dad Turns 60

My Mom & Dad came for a visit & on Friday Dad turned 60!  Indi promptly climbed into his lap when the angel food cake was cut.

Friday, July 6, 2012

In a few short weeks

my girl has gone from first steps to walking!  Everywhere.  With a little help from Mama.

One Year In

The 1st of July has come & gone, so we've now been here one year.  

We daydreamed when we first arrived about the life we could make here.  So I smile now at meals we sit down, where everything on the plate came from our very own garden.

It's good to take a look around one year in.  What's working.  What's not.  How to do things different next year.

A respectable haul from our organic stand of 'White Eagle' Cherokee corn.  We used 'Garden Tone' organic fertilizer, mushroom compost, and once the corn was up, cottonseed meal.  

white & some blue kernels

The plan was to dry this out to make cornmeal.  We opted instead to cream it all & then freeze.  As always, our handy helper.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Growth Spurt

Levi needs one.  He is absolutely a bottomless pit.