Thursday, May 17, 2012
Of course, this isn't really the whole picture. As you can see in the picture of the full bed above, the cosmos and zinnias are still going great guns, and there are many succulents, native shrubs and deer resistant perennials throughout the Cantina Garden that are still doing just fine. Plus there is an absolute ton of milkweed that reseeded itself from one little plant a year or two ago. The deer haven't touched that.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
here, that one of my favorite things about France was all the little flower shops, whose goods spilled out onto the sidewalks everywhere you looked. So, when I discovered that my latest class assignment was learning how to make buckets of coneflowers out of baker's parchment, well, my mind couldn't help but wander back to those flower stalls in France.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
My favorite little neighbor isn't quite so little anymore.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
this post about "farm girl fashion" over on my very favorite blog -- the one that has kept me coming back on a near daily basis since, well, since I first discovered blogs -- Soule Mama.
The assignment was just to create this precious girl in layered skirts and aprons (pieced from fabric and paper), and place beside her something we are passionate about, whether it be sheep, art supplies, gardening tools, or even cupcakes! Well, I'm not passionate about sheep, but my instructor Junelle most certainly is, and as soon as I saw the roly-poly cuties she creates from paper, I just had to try it for myself!
|Image from www.soulemama.com|
- kill a snake
- birth a lamb, a blog post, an amazing book on The Creative Family, an inspiring new magazine called Taproot, or perhaps her own child, right there at home
- knit a sweater, whip up a few more skirts or jammie bottoms, or sew costumes for a ballet troupe
- rehab a 200 year old farmhouse
- plant veggies, feed an army, then put up some preserves
- gather eggs, honey, flocks, ruffles, or her five kiddoes for their home-school lessons
So, let's hear it for all those women like Amanda -- the women who are out there turning "homemaking" into something RADICAL!