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Yard Two in April
First Harvest of the Season.
Garden one in April
spring flowers!
Tip Tuesday
Tip Tuesday
weekly photo

Yard Two in April

Yard two is actually my mother’s yard while she has a lovely vegetable garden, she has had dogs and little time for many years so this yard has a lot of blank dead space and plants far past their prime. The things I am looking forward to are, a large mulberry tree, a sunny deck for pots and my green house now lives in this yard. We soon will be staying in my mother’s house while they are in another country for work so this will be my main garden.










this yard has lots of potential and is already showing life. I can’t wait to see what it has to offer.


First Harvest of the Season.


This morning I walked out into my yard for the fist real harvest of the season. I pulled 5 stalks of ruhbarb to make strawberry ruhbarb oatmeal for breakfast! 20150404_102423

I started this ruhbarb from seed 2 years ago and this is my first year of really getting to harvest it. I spent $3.85 on the pack of seeds from John scheepers ( )



Tip Tuesday


Cut up a bar of soap to use at the gym.

My family recently joined the ymca. The kids adore swimming but I hate sending  an entire bar of soap with my 7 year old into the locker room. We were losing soap and I know he would drop it so that it would gather all the yucky floor germs. Now I just cut up a bar and add a little chunk to a zip lock, and go. When we get home I open the zip lock and let the soap dry for another use. These generally give us 2 or 3 trips to the gym. Each bar of soap can easily be cut up into 12 or so chuncks

Tip Tuesday


Let the kids get into you crafting supplies from time to time. This sweet pile of monsters is the result of me saying yes. My seven year old made all of his and my 3 year old helped me make his. They had fun and got some time with mama. All it cost me was a bit of my yarn and the googly eyes that we got at a dollar  store.