Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Garden 2010

I am so excited I can hardly stay in place!

This past weekend we purchased our plants and seeds for this years garden and I must say I am very optimistic. Of course, every gardener is optimistic at the beginning of the season before the drought and the bugs and the children and puppies dig everything up and.......

But we're not going to think about that right now because it's spring in central Texas and its BEAUTIFUL!

This year we plan to use the Square Foot Gardening Method

It seems that this method is simple and effective. If anyone has used it I would love some input!

I have also been pretty ambitious on my flower bed planning and think that it will be both pretty and useful.

You want a recap of last year you say? Well, the garden started off nicely. We had tons of green beans and tomatoes and okra for us and squash and greens for our critters.

But in May I discovered I was pregnant (yipee!) and my old friend morning sickness soon followed (boo!) Did you know that plants won't survive without water and weeding? Not to mention it was one of the hottest summers on record. Sooooo.....the rest of the summer was spent on the couch or with my head in the toilet while my poor garden whithered away outside. (Beautiful imagery, huh?)
We'll call it a "good trial run" though. = )

So with the future looking bright here is a list of what we hope to plant this year:

lettuce (bibb and looseleaf)
green beans
pumpkin (2 types)
heirloom tomatoes
bell peppers
yellow squash
collard greens
blackberry bushes (2)

morning glory's

Wish us luck! We'll be posting pictures!

**UPDATE** We didn't even get the flowers planted when our puppy decided to use them as chew toys. So, we have had some losses. = (

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Plans Of Things To Come

Okay....I made a blog, I posted an what?

All you ladies with your awe-inspiring blogs make things look easy!

In order to post something and to let you know I'm still here I brainstormed some ideas about future postings:

- Beginning Homeschool
My oldest is 2 1/2 and while I am not committing to a regimented school "curriculum" I have decided to make our "learning time" more concrete and scheduled. I found some great resources that I'll put the links up for.

- Rowdy Boys and Discipline
I figured, why beat around the bush? I'll go ahead and make people mad at me right off the bat by giving my strong opinions on discipline. You can follow us on our current struggle with turning our out-of-control toddler into the blessing we know he can be through bible-based discipline.

- Chickens 2010
Last year we lept fearlessly into the world of poultry raising but this year we have a plan. Lord willing, we will expand our egg layers and have some in the freezer by years end. Follow us through the learning process of processing our own meat.....and pray for us too!

- Submission
Yes ladies, I am going there. Too many young wives have been lured from biblical teachings by the golden calf of feminism. Now that I have found the blessings of being a godly wife I hope I can help others do the same.

I also plan to post a list of book reviews and blog suggestions for ya'll. More pictures are coming, I promise. Suggestions? Questions? I would LOVE to hear them!

God Bless,