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thank you, Aimee! It's so crazy. Now I need a crazy amount of energy to keep up with the work of it!
Every year, about this time, I have minor heart palpitations about all the work that has to be done in the garden, and in the kitchen. I start daydreaming about vacationing on Pacific islands, or running away with a band of gypsies. The garden is beyond unruly - and absolutely... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Little Coffee Beans
so beautiful! enjoy, enjoy!
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on a garden shed at SouleMama
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thanks, friend! xo
Carie, those purple tomatoes are just so so good! Thanks!
thanks for stopping by Robin!
we like to pretend like we are ;) until the cabbage worms put us in our place.
thank you Aimee! yes, so good.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on birthday blessings at Little Coffee Beans
thanks Meryl!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on birthday blessings at Little Coffee Beans
xo right back at ya!
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on birthday blessings at Little Coffee Beans
at three months, a few days before that first tooth emerged. five years and three months She was three months old when that first tooth made its appearance. And now, almost exactly five years to the day, that first tooth has been pushed out, and replaced by another. She's so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Little Coffee Beans
I, too, felt a little teary. I love my people!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on birthday blessings at Little Coffee Beans
I celebrated my forty-first birthday this weekend. I spent the first half of my day with this dear one, on a Mamas Only adventure. A winding trail, a summit with a cool breeze and sweeping vistas, lunch eaten in the middle of a creek, good conversations, and a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Little Coffee Beans
Lovely! We just pulled our garlic, too. And similarly, I didn't keep track of how much we planted/pulled but it's the most we've ever harvested. Today is all about canning & pickling - dilly beans, some lemon cucumbers and beets, mostly. All of a sudden everything is IN! The tomatoes are coming slowly, we're eating at least a few everyday. Love midsummer in the garden! Enjoy!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2015 on In the Garden, July 17 at SouleMama
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I should be canning something. Or at the very least, out there taking count, or picking. I'll get to it. But first, this. The butternuts are going, um, nuts. We give them plenty of space to run - roughly 15x20 feet of dedicated space, and they've almost maxed it out.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Little Coffee Beans
I met her when I was five. The first thing I noticed was her smile. It was as wide and bright as a rainbow, and inside it held a little golden tooth. I immediately loved her. My parents had just divorced and she was mommy’s new roommate. She was beautiful,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Little Coffee Beans
Totally! I bet he'd love it.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2015 on what she sees at Little Coffee Beans
It started the other night after dinner. We all headed out to the garden, and as I settled into my chair, I offered the Girl my camera for the first time. My Nikon. She looked intimidated, but I secured the strap around her shoulders, showed her the shutter release button,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Little Coffee Beans
thank you KC! Until I again can sit behind a pottery wheel, this gives me a good fix :)
You guys. I love making these rope baskets! As soon as I saw them, popping up around the blog-sphere, I just knew I'd have to dive in. I bought a few skeins of rope from my local hardware store, and set right to playing around with different stitches, shapes, handles,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Little Coffee Beans
From the garden ~ mixed greens, topped with a spicy cabbage slaw. From the slow cooker ~ yellow split peas seasoned with onion, garlic, bay leaf, cumin, celery seed, a jar of last year's canned tomatoes. Served with a side of greek yogurt, and apple slices for the kids. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Little Coffee Beans
enjoy your tomatoes, friend!
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2015 on red, white & blue {berries} at Little Coffee Beans
Stacey, I'd love to!
Jill, spraying the plants with copper will help keep the blight at bay. Check with you local gardening center.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on In the Garden, July 3 at SouleMama
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