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May
18

Stalking The Wild Asparagus

By Su  //  The Nest  //  1 Comment

Well the post tag for this has been sort of a joke, because that’s what I call looking for/identifying wild things – edibles, medicinals and plants.  This elusive asparagrass wanted to be noticed today.  She was pretty easy to find! It’s definitely a cool thing to see.

On today’s walk I identified horsetail, Johnny Jump Ups, Wild Mustard, I think Crab Apple Blossoms? (smelled AWESOME).  There are some blossoms in which I could not identify that also smelled very nice.  The pink thing is something in my yard which I obtained from the house next to our local health food store in Remus.  Last summer the guy said he just bought the house and was going to clear everything out.  I said WAIT! Let me grab some of this stuff, ok? I still don’t know what this pink blossomed plant is.

I need to get copies of the Peterson’s Field Guides I have had in the past and given away. It’s much easier to identify things with those books handy!

May
21

Seed Swap

By Su  //  Garden Journal  //  No Comments

I was finally able to sneak away some time for gardening today.  I got out there starting at 7:30 am for 2 hours, and tilled the earth by hand in the rain. It was so good!  I’ve been doing so much indoors lately (work related), that it was good to get outside for fresh air and grounding!  My first patch is an area for black eyed Susans, which will be around the perimeter of our porch.  I have a salsa sized jar filled with black eyed susan seeds from my mom, in addition to some extra from my friend Bonnie as well.  read more

Aug
5

Where the Wild Things Are – Endangered Species

honey-bee We didn’t get a chance to grow a garden this year, so we let some of the weeds grow.  We now have 3 gorgeous acres to contend with, and will need to prepare our garden spots in order to be ready for 2010 planting.  The summer is flying by SO fast!!  We managed to do a little bit of container gardening which consists of a few tomato plants obtained from my dad, and several contained perennial flowers.  I still have a slew of  seeds from the spring.  I put together an order through Jasper’s school in California, but they didn’t make it here until early June.  They’re super nice heirloom varieties, so they should be ok for a few more months! I do plan on setting up some pots with soil this week so I can start some herbs that will winter over in the house.  We have a ton of nice house plants now, and they are thriving in our bay window!  Our plants have never looked so nice!  I truly believe that house plants thrive on human presence.  read more

Jun
7

A Day at Tubb’s Lake Resort

By Su  //  Jasper  //  No Comments

Jasper and I had so much fun at Tubb’s Lake yesterday! It was a bit chilly and rainy, but jasper managed to catch a few fish! None of them were really keepers, but it was good fishing practice for him. I didn’t realize that he had already gained some casting experience from previous boating excursions with his grandpa Henry. We went on an excellent boat ride with Gary & Kim. I managed to get a few camera shots of some wildlife too. I’ve never taken pictures while moving in a boat. It took quite a steady hand and focus. read more

Jun
4

It’s Jasper!

By Su  //  Jasper  //  No Comments

Here are a few shots of Jasper having fun in the wheat field across the street. I’m so glad to have my lil’ dude back from California. I missed him so much!! Check out the slide-show view by clicking on the image, and then the arrows. Photos taken by Brother Bear Yovino of B.L.I.S.S. Photography.

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Jun
4

Guerilla Gardening Indoors

By Su  //  The Nest  //  No Comments

We haven’t really planted much outdoors yet.  Jasper planted the bottoms of two romaine lettuce heads yesterday though!  It will be interesting to see how they grow.  I love re-rooting things like that…leeks, green onions, etc.  The little pepper plants here below are a mixture of habenero and jalepeno from seeds Leaf and I have saved along the way.  I’m so thankful that we have this kindred seed saving vibe together.

There are little clovers and renegade purslane happening in there too!



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Jun
4

Bead Zone

By Su  //  Studio Updates  //  No Comments

I’m SO ready for my new supplies! I checked the tracking and the order is in NY presently. I hope the package arrives before the weekend. For now, get a sneak peak of my mini bead studio nook in the kitchen. Leaf bought me a cute little eeepc for my Birthday! I’m still deciding which flavor of linux to install on it. 😉 This will be a nice tool for doing research on the go. The thing is almost small enough to fit in my purse! Click on the image for a larger view.


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