Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spring at Woven Dreams Farm is such a beautiful time of year even if it is very busy.  Our lilacs are all in bloom, we have around three or four large trees / bushes that smell so good!

As soon as our weather heats up a little more those pretty flowers will be gone sad to say.

But until then we cut long branches of them to make our house smell so wonderful.

This weekend we got out a bit and went to the local Farmer's Market in town.  Even though its too early in our summer for too many veggies, the flowers and early type vegetables such as lettuce were everywhere.  We didn't buy much but its so nice to see the sunshine.  We've had lots of rain and overcast skies and even several nights lately of frost. Some of our volunteer potatoes from last year got 'bit' by the frost.

Our big orange kitty 'Big Mike' is enjoying laying in one of my upstairs windows.  I wonder what he's so intent on looking at outside.

Hmmm, maybe its our chickens we have in the garden.  He's got the perfect view from my bedroom window.  These chickens are called Mottled Java's.  They start out as white chicks and as they mature they turn black.

These little girls are only about 2 1/2 months old now and still too young to lay eggs.  But I can't wait to try them when they start laying.

I've started a new weaving project, a surprise for my niece Ivy and her husband Sergio's new baby.  I'm making it out of 100% cotton yarn so it will be easy to wash.  Babies can be a little messy if you know what I mean.  The yarn is white and I'm hoping to do some dyeing on it before its finished.  No details right now, its a secret.  I will take pictures along the way and post them after I send it to them.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all mothers and those of us who have mothered anyone anytime.  These beautiful flowers were given to me by my wonderful daughter.  Also the yellow and purple tiny petunias in the gorgeous hanging basket at the top of the blog.

She surprised me yesterday with a trip to a friend's plant farm where she had already paid for these plus two beautiful red geranium plants.  All I had to do was pick them out.  These sweet little alyssum plants will be planted with the geraniums in large pots today.

I love her so much!  Thank you Valerie for all you do for me and for our farm.  You are a wonderful, sweet daughter.  May God bless you richly.

UPDATE:  She just surprised me with another gift!!!!!  A Red Velvet Cake she knows I LOVE.  I know what I'm having for dessert.  THANK YOU.

This was not so good however.  These little tp cups I made for our starter plants have done nothing so far.  I had such high hopes for these.  Only three on the left side have even started sprouting from the first seeds we planted.  I am very disappointed and will probably not continue with this project.  We used a good starter soil, kept the plants covered with plastic wrap and put in a sunny window.

These plants are another story.  I planted these last week.  There are two kinds of lettuce and one type of radish in this little planter.  As you can see they are already taking off.  These were planted in the same starter soil as the other, watered the same and placed in the same sunny window.  No difference there.

Not sure why the other didn't sprout.  I think I will scrape the cups out with the seeds into another small similar planter and see if they were viable or if there's something wrong with the tp cups.

More later.

Again, I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day and my 92-year old mother enjoys her time with two of my sisters today.  She is well and I talk with her often.  Love you momma.