Greenhouse Going Up

Fresh veggies!!  Robust and beautiful flowers! Aching back and dirt-filled nails!  Oh, yes!  Yes!!  Bring it on!

veggies

veggies

My sweet husband is once again laboring away on something that I have wanted for a long time.  The gift he gave me for Christmas.  My coveted greenhouse.  Which went along with the round, tumble compost maker.  Good rich dirt is one of my favorite things.

the making of a greenhouse

the making of a greenhouse

The weather was gorgeous, so the flower beds got cleaned, and all the new buds coming up were exclaimed over with lots of oohing and excited squealing.  I love spring.

a peony coming up

a peony coming up

baby's breath getting ready to breath!!

baby’s breath getting ready to breath!!

 

The greenhouse has our gardening juices flowing.  Not only will we have things growing in that, we will also have things for the small orchard we are planning.  We went through Stark Brothers catalog and ordered fruit trees and asparagus and strawberries and blueberries and blackberries and… I am just so excited.

Did I mention I love spring?

spring

spring

We have sat here and watched youtube videos on gardening in  raised beds, growing  in the garden plot, making compost, how to plant certain plants, all sorts of things.  Here are a few of them just in case you find a plant catalog lying around somewhere.  I’ll warn you now.  If you look through the catalog and watch the videos, it will change your life.

HAPPY GARDENING!!!!

The Mystery of the Frozen Fruit

IMG_6971Blackberry pies.  Steve’s mom had some frozen blackberries, so I made these two pies a few weeks ago.  Every night we had a bowl of blackberry pie and three scoops of vanilla ice cream.  It was so good!  I gained so many pounds.

It wasn’t just the blackberry pies that caused the pounds to pile on my whatever.  It was this too:IMG_6976

Pumpkin bread made out of the home-grown pumpkin that she had cooked and frozen.

We meant to take her some of each.  I don’t know how that happened that neither the blackberries nor the pumpkin made it to her.

A dadgum mystery.