Thursday, June 25, 2009

To Market, To Market

Another visit to the market, Happy Belated Solstice!
Solomon had a great time dancing to the African marimba band. What a cute little monkey!

The doughnut lady (check out her glasses).

We like to play at the Waldorf School playground after the Market.

Look what I found,,,a five foot tall Hollyhock! Yes, planted from seed this year! My Hollyhocks are 2 inches tall that I grew from seed. SO I am thrilled, I planted it out front and am hoping it will thrive there. It seems everything I plant out there dies,although the daisies are still doing well. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I have always liked all the snails around our yard... and I always felt sad for them when a slimy silver trail ended in a crushed shell on the sidewalk.....until this year. They have destroyed our garden! Back in late April I had a respectable looking row of carrots started, about an inch and a half high, and four healthy looking squash plants.I was thrilled to have an early start to the garden this year, but all my little plants are GONE! I have replanted the carrots(which seem to be their favorites) several times. I sucessfully replanted the squash but I have to cover them with buckets every night so the snails and their tiny slug buddies don't find them. I have tried the beer thing to drown them and purchased earth friendly Slug Stop to encricle my plants in toxic sludge colored goo. Nothing is stopping these guys. I have even taking it as far as going out to the garden in the middle of the night with a flashlight to pick(throw) them out myself. I think we may try the copper barrier around the garden but if that dosen't work I may have to give in. If you know of any snail/ slug stopping tricks(non-toxic) please leave a comment.

D0 you think they'll notice my sign?

Yeah he is cute can they eat!
Lucky for us they aren't too fond of our wierd little strawberries.
This one looks like a faerie slipper!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Our 8th Year......

Today is our 8th wedding anniversary.
Our wedding was one of the best days of my life(coming in third only after the birth of our sweet babes). I know our marriage was met with a lot of scepticism because we were so young. But I knew I loved Ben with all of my heart, and I couldn't imagine my life without him. I look forward to our future and my heart is warmed today with memories of the day that we started our journey together.