Holiday Weekend

Holiday Weekend

Happy 4th of July weekend to you if you are in the USA! It's a gorgeous outside but most official celebrations have been canceled this weekend. But I am outside in the garden enjoying the Summer weather .... It's all about the Cucumber today in my garden spot; Growing cucumbers in pots allows you to start [...]

Garden View

Garden View

Saturday Morning and I am out tending the Garden before temperatures sores: Looks like I will have yellow squash soon the blooms turn into vegetables. And this is a family favorite recipe : Smothered Squash : 6 summer squash ( cleaned and sliced) 1/4 C butter1 medium onion sliced thin In a large skillet melt [...]

B for Bee’s

B for Bee’s

Welcome my virtual classroom ! Today we are exploring Bee's : Honey bees — wild and domestic — perform about 80 percent of all pollination worldwide. A single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. Grains are primarily pollinated by the wind, but fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees. Seventy out of the top 100 human [...]

Weekend Craft fun *

Weekend Craft fun *

I am sharing some fun Spring projects with m the outside yard for inspiration: My garden journal : What to include in your journal : Take notes about the weather. ...Seed starting and planting dates. ...Insect pests and pest control used. ...Plant inventory. ...Plants that were standouts in your garden. ...Plants that did not do well [...]

Gardening Your Front Yard

Gardening Your Front Yard

Gardening Your Front Yard is an active, inspiring resource that shows you how to treat your front yard like a backyard without sacrificing beauty, from choosing the right plants to building walkways and setting up a front yard patio.​ With her unique combination of DIY/building savvy and gardening expertise, author Tara Nolan (Raised Bed Revolution) of [...]

Gifts of the Heart

Gifts of the Heart

Happy Valentine ! On my Craft table I have a few quick gifts to share with you : Heart Hand Lotion Recipe : The bees wax will keep them solid until they melt from the heat of your hands. Lisa 1/3 Cup Coconut oil 1/3 Cup Cocoa butter or Shea Butter (flexible, use a combo of whatever [...]

Embroidered Kitchen Garden: Vegetable, Herb & Flower Motifs to Stitch & Savor

Embroidered Kitchen Garden: Vegetable, Herb & Flower Motifs to Stitch & Savor

Vegetable, Herb & Flower Motifs to Stitch & Savor by Kazuko Aoki Zakka Workshop https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3AKazuko+Aoki&s=relevancerank&text=Kazuko+Aoki&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 Embroidery artist and avid gardener Kazuko Aoki shares her newest collection of exquisite designs inspired by her very own kitchen garden. This bountiful assortment of embroidery motifs includes everyone’s favorite garden treats. From humble tomatoes and radishes to show-stopping figs and [...]

Book Review : Attracting : Birds,Butterflies and other backyard wildlife

Book Review : Attracting : Birds,Butterflies and other backyard wildlife

https://www.amazon.com/National-Wildlife-Federation-Step-Step/dp/1580118186/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?keywords=Attracting+Birds%2C+Butterflies%2C+and+Other+Backyard+Wildlife%2C+Expanded+Second+Edition&qid=1564754584&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr1 Make your backyard more nature-friendly by providing habitats for the local wildlife! From the National Wildlife Federation, the largest U.S. nonprofit conservation organization, with 6 million members and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations17 step-by-step projects that everyone can do together make getting your family back to nature easy, educational, and funOver 200 color photos of [...]