Monday, December 22, 2014

Not Much! Merry Christmas!

This lettuce and a little spinach picked from my cold frame!  Garden catalogs starting to arrive!

This is a few leaves of spinach from the Grow Light Kit I am using.  I learned from the book, "Indoor Kitchen Gardening" by Elizabeth Millard that microgreens are the first stage of a plant growth.  So maybe these would be called microgreens!!!

This is probably the most unusual Christmas decoration!  I use to have a sled I could tie this swag on but in one of my decluttering moods I must have gotten rid of it.  Do you ever get rid of things and then wish you had them!  So my creative juices came up with this garden fork!   Merry Christmas and may you have a wonderful week celebrating the reason for the season!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Kale, Breads, Ladder & Greens

Cut a little more Kale.  Next year I need to do a better job of growing Kale for the winter!

Remember the Grow Light Kit I got for my birthday back in November?  On the left is the first lettuce I planted (Black Seeded Simpson and Prizehead).  On the right is spinach.  The middle one is a Mesclun Mix planted later.  I have one more empty tray yet to plant!

Here is five loaves of zucchini bread made of zucchini from my garden to give away for Christmas.

Not from my garden but time to bake bread again!  "Wonderful Gardener" does not eat home made bread so where does it go!!! Hmmmm. Can't blame Coco for this one!!!

My friend's husband made her some ladders to hang things on.  "Wonderful Gardener" is a man of many talents and I wanted one!  Of course "Wonderful Gardener" tries to keep "Wonderful Wife" happy so he made this one!  My Mom's embroidered and crocheted treasures are hanging on it.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Kale, Crafts, Sleeping Bags

My big harvest!!!! LOL  I was able to pick some of the small winter Kale.  Wish I had planted more kale now.  It is good in my smoothies.

I did not grow this broccoli.  It is hard to get past the thought of washing off all those little worms!  This was a good price so bought a couple heads.  Froze a little and eating some.

This book was on sale for $3.37!  Need I say more!  Another garden book added to my library even if I did not need it!  Couldn't resist!

Gracie and Cali were over yesterday.  Here they are working hard on their crafts.

Here they are with their finished products.  A Gingerbread house and a Snowman. They are super good at crafts!  Better than their Nana!!!

I finally finished the sleeping bags for the two Barbie dolls that live at my house.  I don't know if the "littles" will enjoy them or not but they are finally done and ready for them to have fun with!!!!

Progress in the Courtyard!

  It was so nice to look out my bedroom window this morning and see the Clematis blooming instead of a pile of snow.  It is a rainy day agai...