All I can seem to think about these days, as the temps hover in the high 60’s and low 70’s – is SPRING!! I love, love, love spring!!
This year my focus is on our garden. Making it beautiful to me, abundant in its fruit, and smart in its design – those are my goals. So far we are truckin’ right along!
We have Kale making a come back, today I will plant some more Kale where a few plants died this winter. Next we have cabbage starters that I planted, and other cabbage seeds that we planted. Spinach and Lettuce went in as seeds about 5 days ago and are starting to sprout!!
I’ve already transplanted my tomatoes into 3 inch pots, for more room and to make for stronger stems. I have lots of herbs started in doors, and pepper plants too. I did put my pepper plants under a low heat lamp today, trying to get them to sprout.
Meanwhile I have had some fun too. I saw garden markers on pinterest, and while mine do not have the perfect lettering, I sure like them. We have some bricks that we got from family,and I plan to make markers for each row. My sweet helper even got in on the bricks, I outlined the letters and she colored them in!!
Finally, in the back yard I want to put in a stone pathway – with garden stones – to get from the porch to the gate. These kind of stones are not cheap, so I decided to make them myself. I made them ages ago with little hand prints and kids names, this time I just wrote in some words that I will like to read as I walk along them.
These were made from a bag of mortar mix, some water (about a 4 cup mix to 1 cup water ratio). Then pour into your molds.
Let sit for about 5 days – depending on humidity and how wet your mix ended up. After 1 day of drying I used a paint brush handle to write my words in, and then brushed the stuff off with the paint brush. I could paint the letters for some color, but honestly, I think I like them they way they are.
Fun on the Farm – never a dull moment!!