With the exception of photography, my creative endeavors have been lacking recently too. Some people become more creative when confronted with life's challenges. I, on the other hand, tend to kind of go the opposite way.
With that said, I have many things to be thankful for over the last few months!
For one, my sweet baby girl (age 20!) is home from college for the summer. She goes to school locally, but lives in a dorm during the school year. So it's nice to see her face every day. Plus, I love how she kick starts all of the gardening around here. Have you seen these raised bed gardens made from cinder blocks on Pinterest? She did, and actually decided to try it. (I had to cart the cinder blocks home from Home Depot in two trips--those things are HEAVY and weigh down the car. Thankfully, an employee loaded them for me. This is one of the times a truck would have been useful...)
|What do you think of the tie-dye crocs?|
|Yep, that is corn coming up.|
These are easy to make--Try it! Place the cinder blocks on the ground to form a rectangle (size optional), lay down some weed fabric or newspaper, and add your soil. (I'm not sure how important the weed fabric or newspaper is, since this is the first year we've done this...) Then start planting. My daughter put corn in the large section and marigolds in the small spaces. (Did you know marigolds repel some garden insects?) If you'd like to sit while you garden, leave a few of the small spaces empty.
Now if we could just keep the rabbits away...
We're appreciating the nicer weather and are enjoying coffee on the deck again--a simple pleasure. Sunny loves it too (well, the deck, not the coffee) and will snooze in my arms until I go in.
Are you doing any gardening this year?
Fishtail Cottage Garden Party
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