Oh So SweetThursday, September 6, 2012
Welcome to our site on the "Oh so Sweet" Moda Blog Hop!
We are celebrating National Sewing Month.
Barb and I are from the Kansas City area. I have lots to show you but am going to begin in my own backyard. (I know it's a strange place to begin....but it does a lot to explain my absence from our blog site.)
There was a secondary reason for planting the different varieties of oregano and thyme. I'm always thinking of nectar sources for our honeybees. This morning I found a baby praying mantis surveying the world.
Actually our summer was so hot and dry I hadn't seen many insects pollinating anything in our garden until recently. We've had to feed our honeybees sugar water for most of this summer. We go through about 60 - 80 pounds of sugar each week.
I ordered and planted 70 strawberry plants in the spring. They've been sending runners out, expanding the bed to at least 300 plants. As much as I've had to care for these babies I better get at least a million strawberries next summer. Well.....at least enough for a jar of jelly.
Dave built 4 raised beds for me. Each is 4" x 8". It took lots of dirt to fill them but the raised beds seem more manageable to weed and plant. My plans are for him to build 5 more. (Don't tell Dave! I break the news to him one raised bed at a time.)
I've learned quite a bit this summer. I've learned how delicious sweet potato leaves must be.
I've observed the great beauty of carrot leaves in the sunlight.
I've seen how bean seedlings leap from the ground in their great fury to grow.
I've discovered I break out with a "hello sweetheart" when I see new seedlings.
To celebrate National Sewing Month we have a project for you. Click on the link for the pattern. I love my Message Board. It's the perfect place for my earring collection. I can now locate each pair easily and I no longer find them in a tangled mess.
Be sure to visit the designers listed below tomorrow.
BRANNOCK & PATEK
Eric & Julie Comstock
Look for a visit to some local community gardens here in K.C. and a contest soon!