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Friday, February 3 View Page
More winter that sucks
Thursday, February 9 View Page
Should winter sowing be started if snow is melted?
Sunday, February 19 View Page
Happy 2nd Joel ďFredĒric
Tuesday, February 21 View Page
Snowing again
Thursday, February 23 View Page
Ooh I could start celery onions and spinach got my butter lettuce out and covered not sure how itíll do. Good homeschooling project for Luke and Susan
Tuesday, February 28 View Page
Let it snow let it snow let it snow it doesn't show sign of stopping cleared the driveway but it's covered again right after clearing it was sunny earlier water was coming down the rain gutter now its snow well guess their picking up compost again so put all the cans garbage recycling compost out think recycling is next week though could winter sow seeds i guess but for now just trickling water so pipes that are finally insulated don't burst again
Thursday, March 2 View Page
Happy 18th Seth
Tuesday, March 7 View Page
Does this mean get your dirt and worm castings on the ground where would I even go to get worm castings?
Tuesday, March 7 View Page
Does this mean get your dirt and worm castings on the ground where would I even go to get worm castings?
Friday, March 10 View Page
C= act like a champion, ss= self starter, sg= self goals,v= visualize,pst= positive self talk,p= perseverance . My history school cross country pyramid think it'll help with here too :)
Sunday, March 12 View Page
I wonder how sunflowers would do in a windy raised garden? Sunflowers. Thinking about a 5 gallon bucket challenge with them. Whatís the best way to layer those buckets? Rock, sand, seed starter mix, peat moss is my guess from bottom to top with what Iíve got.
Sunday, March 12 View Page
I wonder how sunflowers would do in a windy raised garden? Sunflowers. Thinking about a 5 gallon bucket challenge with them. Whatís the best way to layer those buckets? Rock, sand, seed starter mix, peat moss is my guess from bottom to top with what Iíve got.
Friday, March 17 View Page
Leprechaun
Monday, March 20 View Page
Itís spring yea! Kids planted watermelon pumpkin and cantaloupe seeds from local library we tried the egg carton and shells with starter mix but ended up putting egg cartons in city compost bin covered seeds with some leaves and sandbox dirt also put a sheet of ice near so hopefully our spring sun melts and seeds survive. Iím not good at growing seed starts so letting Mother Nature take the reins on this one who knows if anything grows keep you posted, also got seed pods from tree picked up from back and side of house still have large front to do, but I hurt so itís slow going, got some old pots think the kids will enjoy painting. Made corned beef and cabbage a few days late added gold potatoes did in slow cooker my best yet cut up cabbage added corned beef fat side up spice pack then cubed gold potatoes the juice with meat instead of 1/2 water cause same amount slow cooked on high 7 hours delish shared some with old neighbor too
Wednesday, March 22 View Page
Little pumpkins being born everyday
Monday, April 3 View Page
Planted some squishy heirloom tomatoes in tomato bed in evening when was throwing other stuff in compost for city items like seed pods guess Mother Nature is doing her winter sowing dropping the last of those with march winds from tree growing outta my deck re picked up some areas cleared another area section in break from April showers and hail my 10 year old reminded me saying if you donít like Spokane weather wait 5 minutes Jeff foxworthy would say people in WA know what a sun break is, me Iíve seen snow here through out spring Iíve added some leaves to raised flower bed pots mini kind more to gather always but screw holding metal on hand rake needs replacing and doing it by hand is taking a toll on the body
Friday, April 14 View Page
Lukeís first practice this spring was yesterday, tomorrow Susan and Lukeís first game. Now today was gardening. We planted tomato and pepper seeds from seed library. Crowded seeds a bit but better seeds bed then my own. Then we raked up more seed pods, needles and pine cones. Sunny took dog for a walk but started to sprinkle so headed home. The biggest thrill Fred pooped in toddler potty! Yea! Luke and Susan have come out of regressed potty training (that schooling back at home improved and are both in underwear again, another yea!
Wednesday, April 19 View Page
Weíve got rain not hail yea! Saw that DeGoedeís is closing by July. Would be cool to see someone buy it and restore those amazing tulip fields.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Rhubarb exploded, guess itís time to plant seeds outside that might actually germinate. 80s today. Mid season soccer for 10year old & Last week of soccer for littles lotta kids in it yesterday went to 3 games different parks next Saturday even more pray for me.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Rhubarb exploded, guess itís time to plant seeds outside that might actually germinate. 80s today. Mid season soccer for 10year old & Last week of soccer for littles lotta kids in it yesterday went to 3 games different parks next Saturday even more pray for me.
Sunday, April 30 View Page
Rhubarb exploded, guess itís time to plant seeds outside that might actually germinate. 80s today. Mid season soccer for 10year old & Last week of soccer for littles lotta kids in it yesterday went to 3 games different parks next Saturday even more pray for me.
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Happy mother's day y'all keep babying those plants its hot!
Sunday, May 14 View Page
Happy motherís day
Monday, May 15 View Page
Almost pool ready need water in it though, but kid fence is around kiddie pool and toy balls have air filled atm, enjoying flashes of lightning and a high of 90 come Saturday guess we skipped spring
Tuesday, May 16 View Page
Happy birthday Nate
Saturday, June 3 View Page
Happy birthday to me
Friday, June 9 View Page
Congratulations Nathaniel DeArth on finishing elementary
Sunday, June 18 View Page
Happy Fatherís Day Brandon
Wednesday, June 21 View Page
Happy birthday Grittykins
Thursday, June 22 View Page
Hope to work on raised garden beds today after scare yesterday. Back still hurts when literally punched and kicked awake and outta bed at Brandonís by him. Hope not pregnant again. Love his bi polar ups, after driving him around for all his errands with the dangle of getting marriage license talk about your rude awakening but back home.
Friday, June 23 View Page
Sunflowers looking good rhubarb is huge someone offered me some lol I was like no thank you i got a plant at home was fun talking to local gardeners about how early rhubarb started yesterday but didn't get planter boxes made been picking up and vacuuming my daughter's room thinking to put toddler bed in her room and bunk beds in the other if I can find enough pieces ex threw them outside his place and alot of Grey rectangle small like the end of a matchbook popped out of bottom bunk that holds the rods to side frames might have to make it into a loft bed. But did some weeding and watering last few days was dumb wore wrong shoes.
Sunday, July 2 View Page
Happy 4th of July weekend yíall
Tuesday, July 4 View Page
Happy 4th of July
Thursday, July 6 View Page
Something big decided to lay down in potatoes so pulled up one got 5 little thumb sized potatoes looks like itís time to fertilize.
Friday, July 7 View Page
WA drought advisory pg 1
Friday, July 7 View Page
WA drought advisory pg 2
Friday, July 7 View Page
WA drought advisory pg 3
Sunday, July 30 View Page
Iíve got 1 tomato on a start I got from a job fair, a few of my seeds have a plant but not producing. You can see the plant way in the background of picture.
Friday, August 4 View Page
R.I.P. gpa geoff, sorry for your loss Brandon
Friday, August 4 View Page
Growing like weeds
Saturday, August 5 View Page
Happy birthday Luke
Friday, August 25 View Page
Only weigh off I found in WA on list
Friday, August 25 View Page
Only weigh off I found in WA on list
Tuesday, August 29 View Page
Getting ready for back to school
Wednesday, August 30 View Page
Rain drops falling on my head, sunflower head.
Wednesday, August 30 View Page
Rain drops falling on my sunflower, kids met teachers tonight.
Saturday, September 2 View Page
Luke watered carrots and spinach at his dads last month. Photo of raspberry plant Brandon planted in his little sized garden at dads. Sunflowers kids planted more seeds at moms along with pumpkin and radishes. I put out bird seeds hopefully theyíll leave what kids planted alone. Before the rain Luke, Susan, and Joel ďFredĒric were really good about watering sunflowers and tomatoes. Susan picked a tomato not a fan of eating it said sheíd rather have ketchup ugh. At least fred and her like broccoli. Lukeís an amazing artist must get it from his gma. Took him to farmers market he colored all parts of plant. Then at home free hand drew more plants. I love homeschooling, have them enrolled in public but donít think itís a right fit for them this year. I have so much learning material at home Iím leaning that route prefer to keep god as apart of learning. Side note supposed to be nice today think weíll play in the sand at home.
Saturday, September 2 View Page
Played dinosaurs.
Sunday, September 3 View Page
Tulatin OR regatta weigh off oct 21st Baughmans oct 7th. Nothing to take this year but maybe next year.
Sunday, September 3 View Page
Tulatin OR regatta weigh off oct 21st Baughmans oct 7th. Nothing to take this year but maybe next year.
Tuesday, September 5 View Page
Didnít measure but had friend whose 6í2Ē hold up sunflower itís taller than him
Tuesday, September 5 View Page
First day of 2nd grade
Sunday, September 10 View Page
Tomatos slow to grow, Last weeks pic took same time as tall sunflower with EJ.
Sunday, September 17 View Page
Soccer season and Halloween costumes
Monday, September 18 View Page
Mutton busting first to herd sheep to shoots everyone did this and everyone suited up, Luke chose pony ride instead, Fred danced and motivated crowd with running up and down front of stands, Susan made call back with score of 84 only girl to make call back girl can ride all the kids can guess dad needs to get them a horse.
Tuesday, September 19 View Page
Winding down in the season, just replaced sunflowers in front pots
Monday, October 2 View Page
Pun alert(round up pumpkin weight to second decimal)
Friday, October 6 View Page
Dads 259# pumpkin weighed at carpintenos
Friday, October 6 View Page
Dads big pumpkin has no help to get to weigh off guessing 1000+#s
Tuesday, October 10 View Page
Terminator regatta good luck yíall
Thursday, October 12 View Page
Winter rye I hears a good one if make your own compost awesome
Wednesday, October 18 View Page
Canít believe sheís turning 6 this month
Saturday, October 21 View Page
Looks like fun yíall good luck Again Brandon en route to the terminator weigh off. Excited for ya. Definitely a personal best. Got kids in public school so Sunday regatta canít make and weíre on mend slowly from virus and canít afford the trip down hope yíall have the scales tip in your favor.
Saturday, October 21 View Page
Wow 1677 congratulations and 2nd awesome. Great pictures you took of kiddos with it Brandon.
Saturday, October 28 View Page
Family name and flower name Happy Birthday Susan
Saturday, October 28 View Page
Frozens Elsa was Susan's choice for dress up for local trunk or treat was cold had snow earlier this week but luckily none on her birthday
Thursday, November 9 View Page
Congratulations Luke on all your hard work with extra tutoring got acknowledged by school keep it up honey proud of you. Thank you Fred for keeping garden in supply of egg shells. Love you Susan hope you had an amazing birthday minus the teeth you lost in September. Great soccer season Nate. Seth proud of you working so hard. Saw video of gal who made her own fertilizer tried adding eggshells next to try is baked chicken bones and banana peel water.
Thursday, November 9 View Page
Took kids to school drive in movie box cars in the gym tonight saw shriek love the music need to think of a good track to play for plants maybe country rose for a song.
Thursday, November 9 View Page
Miss my gma Elaine and gpa bob. The flags in honor of gpas service happy veterans day, pic taken on All Soulsí Day the picture on white pumpkin goes with that
Monday, November 20 View Page
Thankful for new kids pjs cozy kids picked em out.
Tuesday, November 28 View Page
Hope yíall got stuffed on some squash, Joel Fredric loved the pumpkin pie, Susan liked the turkey, Lukeís favorite was roll and whip cream on cocoa. Me I like the pecan pie but it was all good. So thankful for being able to give no matter how little we have, donated a lot of coats. Getting frosty over here thankful when neighbors use electric weíre all sensitive to the smoke. But love ash for the garden.
Monday, December 18 View Page
No snow today but tomorrowÖ? Winter sowing soon prepping soil with nutrients bone meal Canít do wheat Iím allergic, but lost 13# so not doing rye as winter cover crop.

 

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