Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I've been sewing like crazy this spring- and I have more stuff to finish up or photograph, and I'm trying to talk myself out of making a reversible bucket hat for the girl, I really want to- but I have stuff for myself to finish up prior to our trip, and I guess I'd better do it soon because it's time to start packing the bags, and I'm not packing thread!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
|my helper- after a quick change and milk break, looking dejected despite her |
I was going to write more but I'm tired- that mud makes everything harder and it's hot here today- planting the garden with N was interesting as well- I love that I'm raising a child who will have no doubt where food comes from, but it makes it a bit harder to work when that child is traipsing all over the onions you just planted. As I type this it's raining outside- a fairly gentle rain, but still- we got it in just in time- hopefully things don't get washed away.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Anyhow, I've been wondering if the lilac obsession is a regional thing, something that only people in Manitoba go crazy for, some sort of regional bacchanal celebration that doesn't occur elsewhere. Maybe because we have such extreme seasons, we Manitobans tend to go a little nuts over flowers, almost all of us have flowers, in planters or beds, apartment balconies, wherever- it's like we have to make the most of it, and lilac season is the same- we all bring them in- anyone with access to lilacs has them in their house for sure. It's part of why I love Manitoba- one of the sensory memories that has always stuck with me, even when I lived elsewhere- the smell of Lilacs is nostalgia itself for me, bringing me back to my old house, and my mom- and I hope it's the same for my sweet girl.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Rain again here today- I got a few seeds planted into the muddy mess that is my garden, the rest of the plants will need to wait until we can cultivate, we rototilled it not long ago- but then it rained a good four pounding inches on it- and it'll be like mud brick when it dries. Because I started so many plants from seed this year- I'm not too worried about waiting a little bit, I'll get the squash and peppers and tomatoes and eggplants etc. in the ground sometime, and they're still growing inside- so that's fine, but I am missing my early produce- the Swiss chard, and lettuce, and spring onions- those will be late this year, but I suppose that will have to be fine- a lesson in patience.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
|N and ducky- hard at work.|
N's apron has just the one big pocket in front, and mine has five pockets that snap down at the sides, and can open out to bring in more, I can put my scissors, and gloves, and seed packs, and hopefully a little produce in there and have both hands free for kid wrangling. I cut both aprons short so that they don't get in the way when we're working, and they're made out of tough washable canvas- a vintage print that used to be curtains somewhere, but my mother-in-law can't quite remember where (yay recycling!).