Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. First Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NLT)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Catch Up

We have been doing lots of yard work whenever the weather is clear. Transplanted some peony's, iris, and lilies from Mom's house to ours; mulched where needed; tilled the garden again; planted a few more peppers. They don't seem to be coming up too well, so I may end up buying plants.

The new trees are doing well. We put a protective barrier around each tree and then a layer of mulch to keep the weeds from growing up around them, and to keep us from running over them.

The apple trees are starting to bud, and a few blooms have opened. I hope we can get lots of apples this year. We are now out of apple butter, so we will plan a Saturday in October to have an Apple Fest. We will again use the large iron kettle and do this outdoors. I would also like to get a cider press so we can make apple cider.

Mr. B and PB built a salad tray for me, so it is planted with a variety of leaf lettuce and some radishes. They are coming up well. I am anxious to have my first salad!
This week's to-do list:
  • Decide on what herbs to put into raised bed
  • Transplant larger seedlings into pots to place in green house
  • Plant next round of brussel sprouts
  • Find and order seed corn to plant
  • Organize garage storage
  • Inventory jars for preserving
  • Refinish ottoman
  • Finish making napkins
  • Cut and put border on clean-up towels
  • Plan Easter dinner menu
  • Shop for Easter dinner
  • Make Easter dress
  • Remove sod and prepare for raised bed for herbs
  • Remove rocks from garden

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