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post #141 of 583
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Once again... I'm late to this thread but subbing.
Just had to say I love your sig line

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I've tried our UU church here and I was so disappointed.

It's an older population - you can tell they are all aging hippies and they are SO not child friendly. A couple of the older women were actually downright rude. I felt badly for them because they seem to be desperate for younger people to do things like yard work but they are intolerant of families. Where do they think the young people will come from?!

Maybe I'll try it one more time this weekend and leave DD with my husband. Then perhaps I'll be able to speak with someone about my past experiences there.
Well poop that's uncool in the extreme. It was worth a shot though
post #142 of 583
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I might start some tomatoes in pots though, since Dustin loves his fresh tomatoes! That way I can take them with us when we move.
I love the idea of growing a plant that has taken in earth, water, air, and sun at one home and bringing it to the next home. Kind of like taking a piece of nature and the local elements with you!
post #143 of 583
Thanks for the tidbit on wassailing. I forgot it was something I wanted to do for our apple tree. We're pretty busy this weekend, but maybe between now and the 17th we'll get a chance.
Blackberries! Love those here too!
post #144 of 583
I just took a look at seedsavers.org Great site! I begin drooling over my garden around february. Jan is full of birthdays and I am not a huge valentine person, so seed shopping gives me something to do. I did save some seeds from last year to plant but I am still learning about that so I forget to save some from most of my plants.

I would like to a victorian herb garden but we will see what the spring brings. For now, I will add to my beds. I felt humbled and powerful all at the same time, when over the course of 3 weeks, I was able to completely feed my family off of our garden.
post #145 of 583
I'm envious of all of your gardens. We have a great house on the bay but there's no room for vegetables. We've got beach instead!

I think I will do some tomatoes in pots though. I loved your picks, Jennifer. I loved the "sad okra." Did it perk up as the season progressed?
post #146 of 583
Good morning, all!

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OMG! : Sounds like they had their sabbats confused too... the dry humping is usually reserved for Beltane
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but now i realize that when they light the chalice, it's up to ME to privately invoke the Goddess. it's up to ME to help the joys and concerns spiral out into the universe by "seeing" (visualizing?) them go. it takes more work than a Christian church because i am not told what to believe, and who to believe in. but it's worth it.
I have not been to the UU church that is nearest me because it's over an hour away. Maybe when the kids are older. I think I understand what your saying and I would think it would totally be worth the effort.

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Whoever said that they are a green, gardening, kitchen witch, that is SO me, too! Does anyone else here feel that way? I have been gardening since my age was still in single digits, and I have two degrees in horticulture.
Your garden is great! Ah, how I long for a big, sunny flat spot for a garden! (We are mainly on a slope with many tree- which I love- but not great for veggies). I love that you take a bunch of pictures of your garden- I do to.

I only started gardening in my early 20's while I was living in New Mexico. What a wonderful and rewarding journey it has been. I find so much peace in gardening. 15 minuets of weeding can totally put me into a good mood! I feel very connected to my ancestors when I am gardening and taking care of our animals. Now it is time for me to take this journey farther- expand the herb garden and use the materials- spend more time in the garden thinking and listening.

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Wild blackberries are wildly popular around here! My FIL likes them so much that he planted his own patch. How do you like them? I've made blackberry cobbler, and my neighbor makes blackberry jam. I prefer wild raspberries myself.
Have to laugh a bit at this because here in Oregon the Himalayan Blackberry is an invasive plant which will take over large fields quick. In fact, we got our goats just to eat down the blackberries (they are doing a good job, but the job will never be complete). Anyway- I have battled blackberries many days with my machete- only to return home defeated, scratched and sore. However, in July, we all feast on the blackberries!

Oh- you must all try Golden Raspberries - they are fantastic!
post #147 of 583
I have already begun enlarging my garden area for this year. I have a fair amount of seeds, but will probably order more. Last year dd 7yo was bit by the gardening bug, and it was because of her enthusiasm we had a very nice garden. I love that she is feeling connected to the earth and learning how to care for her too.

Jenisee- I love Jean Auel's books too, and love when she describes a plant and its uses. Those are some of my most favorite books and really effected my views in life.
post #148 of 583
Do you guys get a separate link for my May and June pictures? They're both bringing up the same album for me, but I'm having problems with Shutterfly, so I'm not sure if it's just me, LOL.

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I think I will do some tomatoes in pots though. I loved your picks, Jennifer. I loved the "sad okra." Did it perk up as the season progressed?
Nope, it ended up dying. I only like okra battered and deep-fried, so maybe it was the universe trying to get me to eat healthier. I think I'll try again this year, but put it out a lot later. I got excited and over-anxious last spring and put some things out too early.

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Have to laugh a bit at this because here in Oregon the Himalayan Blackberry is an invasive plant which will take over large fields quick. In fact, we got our goats just to eat down the blackberries (they are doing a good job, but the job will never be complete). Anyway- I have battled blackberries many days with my machete- only to return home defeated, scratched and sore. However, in July, we all feast on the blackberries!

Oh- you must all try Golden Raspberries - they are fantastic!
I had no idea that blackberries were invasive in the Northwest. It sounds like it's the difference in climate. I would like to try that golden raspberry. I'm planning this year's garden, and I keep wanting to plant unusually colored cultivars along with the normal ones--blue potatoes, purple bush beans, red carrots, striped tomatoes, etc. I think the golden raspberry would fit right in!
post #149 of 583
It's 83 degrees today. So hot. I turned on the AC. Usually Jan is when it starts to cool down a bit here.

My growing-way-too-fast ds scored three goals today in his soccer game. What can I say....it's his German blood.
post #150 of 583
I'm woefully far behind, so I'm not even going to try to do a full catchup

We still haven't had time to make resolutions, although the biggest one (DH quitting his job) is already checked off the list Otherwise, there will be work on improving our health (I am a bad stress eater/gainer and have gained more weight than I would have liked this year ) and lots of concentration on building my business, living our lives for ourselves and not everyone else and bringing BALANCE into our lives between business, family, fun and work.

I love gardens, I would love to expand ours next year, not sure if we will do that or not, though. I'm sure it will largely depend on whether we have more time, or more money on our hands by then! We have four smallish raised beds, one is strawberries, the others are veggies usually. I had a slew of herb pots last year, and also have some hardy herbs as part of a flower bed off the patio. Last year we put in another side garden, we tried several types of squash, pumpkin, and canteloupe in there. I'm giggling at even thinking about gardens, though- with the blizzards here my garden beds are literally under almost 3 feet of snow right now :

Jennisee- I love fried okra, otherwise can't stand the stuff
post #151 of 583
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It's 83 degrees today. So hot. I turned on the AC. Usually Jan is when it starts to cool down a bit here.
: wow!!!
post #152 of 583
We had an absolutely gorgeous afternoon. I'm guessing it got to about 72 degrees. It felt like such a gift. I was almost in tears with joy as I walked around a horticultural society park. I even got to browse a sweet little store on the grounds called Flora. Pricey, but cute stuff.
They have really cool tea bags by Tea Forte. They didn't have English Breakfast though, so I was bummed. heh. Wondering if Whole Foods sells it. They are tall pyramid shapes with a little leaf sticking out the bag (as a handle). Sweet. Very me.
post #153 of 583
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Do you guys get a separate link for my May and June pictures? They're both bringing up the same album for me, but I'm having problems with Shutterfly, so I'm not sure if it's just me, LOL.


I had no idea that blackberries were invasive in the Northwest. It sounds like it's the difference in climate. I would like to try that golden raspberry. I'm planning this year's garden, and I keep wanting to plant unusually colored cultivars along with the normal ones--blue potatoes, purple bush beans, red carrots, striped tomatoes, etc. I think the golden raspberry would fit right in!
Nope same album here too. Gorgeous garden though! I dream of something that size.. for now I'm in a fairly small suburban plot though so I'm contenting myself with veggie gardening in containers, will share how it goes as the season progresses Eventually I want a couple of acres or so so I can be a gardening fool Blackberries are classed as a noxious weed here too *sigh* so you can't plant them (not even sure if you can buy them here ... thus I'm stuck paying ridiculous prices for fresh ones in season, or buying frozen sara lee

To share a taste of summer with those of you in winters grip, I just sat out on the patio with hubby while the kids played, drinking a cuppa coffee. It was so hot we just had to give up and come in & turn the air conditioners on... all at 925am : And yesterday it was PERFECT...coolish, breezy and wonderful *sigh* Today... I live just left of hell Welcome to australia lol!
post #154 of 583
I ended up mowing my lawn today. It's been so warm that we had to mow. Next week I'll mow the back yard to get ready for ds's b-day party.

We rented one of those big bouncing contraptions. I'm going to make a bunch of cupcakes and let the kids decorate their own. Any other fun activities you've had experience with?

zavierchick, 3 feet of snow. What's snow? I vaguely remember it.
post #155 of 583
Kleine my little guys birthday (well my 4yo's lol) is the 22nd of this month so we're gearing up for a birthday party as well. We wanted to get a jumpy castle but it's looking like they are about 200bucks to hire : So I think we'll pass on that and get a pinata instead maybe They grow up so fast...everytime one of my boys has a birthday I just wonder where it all went? Lucas is turning 5... starting prep (kindergarten) the week after his birthday...: I got dh to deforest our backyard yesterday hehe... the birds have been crazy out there since, snapping up crawly things and seeds and such...and the kids played out till 7pm last night : while I sat on the porch cross stitching
post #156 of 583
I mentioned the tea that I discovered. Well, I have decided that I would love to get one of their tins or boxes for English Breakfast (or even Orange Pekoe) tea. Found a link for ya... Make sure you check out their tea cup...Very cool.
http://www.teaforte.com/high-end-tea.cfm
post #157 of 583
Oh, but there's no way I'd pay for shipping. I tried to see if there's a local store who sells it, too, but didn't find one close enough.

I have ants in my pants. tee hee. I want to go to Whole Foods to see if they carry it but I can't use my car. waaah.
post #158 of 583
Cari and Kleine- my dd's b-day is the 18th and she is turning 5. My dad, brother and mil have b-days within 5 days of dd...busy month.

Ode- now that is some great looking tea!

I am reading a great book- Magical Beginnigs, Enchated Lives. I really needed to find a book that made birth a spiritual event rather than a sickness. I am enjoying it! Now, to get pg.
post #159 of 583
I *think* I fixed the links on page 7, but Shutterfly really doesn't seem to like me right now.
post #160 of 583
Ode, I've seen that tea in a local store here. It looks cool but I always purchase expensive tea, take it home, and discover I don't like it very much. I'm tea challenged.

I'm trying to decide today if I should hit the UU church or aim for a pagan bookstore. I could do both if DH watched DD. Hmmmm...

I feel sorry for the wildlife here. Trees are starting to wake up, a full 3 months early. How will the growing season be affected if we don't get a real winter?
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