Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Fine Stitch


Then : December 2009






Now





Monday, May 28, 2012

Now

Getting ready to dig our second row of potatoes

beans starting to climb - this is Joe's new design for our trellises

Our friends Theresa and Adam, from Savannah, and their daughters, Emma and Anna, came for a visit over the weekend.  Me & Emma down at the pond.

Cherry Belle radishes coming outta the garden in hordes.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Indigo's Bday in 5 Days

I'm expecting a house full of party-goers - including my grandparents visiting us in Cairo for the first time.  

And so you can image what I'm up to!  Getting my house 'Grandma' clean.  Working thru my to-do list.  Finishing a tiny party dress & crown.  Making a party menu.  And deciding on what kind of cake to make!  This is also Levi's last week of school before summer break.  Busy week.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

garden in May

early morning in the garden - a serious helper - planting rows & rows of bush beans to fill in some empty real estate

several pounds of new potatoes from the garden

the first row of tomatoes, planted in February, are my height now

Moonglow - heirloom variety tomato

cherry tomato

the best tomato patch we've ever grown - 44 plants in all

on the way to the beeyard

homegrown sprouts - our favorite way to eat them? - on a avocado/sprout/toasted cheese sammich of course

Friday, May 4, 2012

Relay for Life

We met Papa at the Relay for Life ceremony this evening - he is a cancer survivor & participated in the first lap around the track.  It was good to be there with him in this honor.

In our outing this evening we saw several folks we knew & made several new connections - it is in these subtle little exchanges that I feel a new chapter in our life here is taking root = we are becoming 'part of'. 


Papa loves Indigo & Levi dearly - we visit with him daily.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nice Bass


He's getting good at casting a line - and has been spending a good bit of time keeping his tackle organized.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

today's domesticities


  • melt beeswax for candles
  • rinse sprouts
  • feed chickens
  • tamp new batch of fermenting kraut
  • water corn
  • replenish bee feeders
  • hang laundry
  • brew beer
In that order.  Lovely day at home.