Saturday, May 18, 2013


I love how the blossoms droop on this variety.

A gift from the neighbor's daughter, they trimmed his lilac bushes back and she brought me this huge bouquet of blossoms! 

Spring has Finally Sprung in Central Iowa

The trees are finally leafing out, now to find something to plant in my hanging pots.

The neighbors crabapple is stunning this year, mine has lost most of it's blossoms already.

John tilling the east garden, most of which will be planted with native prairie plants that are useful for my natural dye plants.

Lettuce, strawberries, chard, basil, tom thumb peas, and arugula in this raised bed.

Various herbs along with three cabbage plants that I"m thinking of moving elsewhere, so I can plant more dill in this bed.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Homemade Spagetti Sauce and Meatballs!

John made his special sauce with meatballs for mother's day, well actually we will be having his oober wonderful lasanga tomorrow!

Six and a half quarts of heaven!!!

Thursday, May 02, 2013


Woke up to some snow this morning.

Well at least the raised vegetable beds are getting some much needed moisture.

My more tender herbs are covered by plastic buckets.

Traffic is moving slow enough that I was able to get a clear shot of the intersection during rush hour.