Thursday, March 27, 2008

Picture of Kylan

8 months old

9 months old
16 months old

2 years old

Happy Easter/Ostara...

I think this was the first year we celebrated Easter with Kylan. Since we are pagan, I guess we actually celebrated Ostara, a time of rebirth...animals come out of hibernation, plants start budding, bulbs are a plenty...

This is Kylans Easter stash (no candy, he's only 2!). His Nana Jo sent the tea set (which he loves) and books. I made him a hand knit snake, it turned out really cute! He loved the wooden rainbow stacker!

My mommy stayed with us for the week and got to spend lots of time with Kylan, which was nice, and he didn't ignore her this time:)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Cut my hair!

Our garden of Eden-

When we bought our house, almost 5 years ago, we fell in love with the property. It's only about 1/3 acre, but it gets lots of sun. ALL the other houses we looked at were covered with redwood, which = no sun. I think we were sold on the property and forgot to look at the house:) It's been quite a project!

When we bought it, there were several mature grapevine, native blackberries, a green apple tree, 2 persimmons, a nectarine, and a few plum trees.

Since then we have planted a pineapple guava, pomegranate, blueberries. red raspberries, 2 more nectarines, 2 cherries, 2 more apples, 2 pears, an almond tree, and a total of 19 grapevines. Good start, but there's room for more:)

This is the first year I've really started thinking about landscaping/hardscaping and planting non-edibles (although the deer seem to think everything is edible). Last month we planted 2 bare root roses and a second lilac. Oh, and we have planted lots of bulbs in the past. They've just started now, mostly daffodils and hyacinth.

Planting Seeds-

The weather has been so perfect! Spring is here! Yesterday we started some veggies and flowers in seed trays. We're planting a little less this year since we are expecting a baby early June. Who knows how much time we'll really have then. I tend to plant more then I can manage anyway, so I'm trying not to get carried away!

I stared some flowers from seed a week ago, so far several Hollyhock have sprouted , but I'm still waiting on the sunflowers, foxglove, and snaps.

Yesterday I started cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, zucchini (it's a little early, I know), eggplant, early corn, gourds, edible poppy seeds, snap peas, some Sunzilla sunflowers. and climbing nasturtium. In a few weeks we'll start a second batch.

For Geoff's Birthday we planted some bareroot grapes and red raspberries. We've been planting different bareroots every year on his birthday:)