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26 June 2011

Planting our sunflower house..

Don't think I ever even posted pictures of last years, which i must say was quite magical.. 
Ah, well. Here are a couple.. hope we have such success this time around. 

First as baby sunflowerini's..

And...big ol' grown up sunflower house...

So, it's that time (well, its actually well beyond that time, but, you know...) of year again!

Step 1: till up a circle leaving a spot open for a door...

Step 2: Mix in some compost or potting soil 

Step 3: plant your seeds 
If you're lucky, you have an experienced  gardener at your side to help spread em' out and "poke 'em" into the dirt.

Here, serge shows us just what they will look like when they are full grown.
Pretty good impression of a sunflower, don'tcha think???

17 June 2011

rocky mountain high

Such pure soul refreshing goodness.  Got the heck outta dodge today. A much needed break from the everydayness of things lately. A scenic spiral drive..up up up..and a simple picnic on a river.  Toes full to the nails of squishy mud and serge's first real tree climb adventure.  

 Feeling utterly grateful for a certain friend and her mom-mobile (not to mention the bright, adorable kiddos it totes around)

 (couple of serious seafarers)

(a fossil expert)
(and this guy...!)

I would like to take a minute to thank goodness for greased up baby thighs...

and sandy diaper butts.

For new experiences,

and just a touch of living on the edge... :)

14 June 2011

Pulling weeds and picking stones, man is made of dreams and bones. Feel the need to grow my own 'cause the time is close at hand. Grain for grain, sun and rain, find my way in nature's chain, tune my body and my brain to the music from the land.

 I finally got some planting done, only a couple months later than last year.  Oops.  I'm gonna go with the: I moved at 9mos pregnant,then had family stay with us, gave birth 2 weeks early...all natural, breech... and then started watching kids again 5 weeks later- excuse.  

 Anywhooo, this year we've got a decent variety going, just a smaller scale than my last gardens.beets,spinach,lettuce and carrots in rows... pumpkins,zuc,yellow sq, and watermelon to the left...I'm thinking ill train the viney varieties down off the side of the bed...
Peas along the trellis, and in the back:scarlet runner and yellow bush beans, veronica,and some lemon cukes...tomatoes and peppers in the planters in fromt and herbs to the side.

 The first fruit of my efforts...

 Still have a few seedlings to put in. Corn and morning glories mostly. To be continued...

11 June 2011

tres meses de edad!

Fastest three months of my life.  
Oh, little Finch, we are all completely smitten with you.  You are so dear, so sweet and tolerant. Your head smells so sweaty, and flowery and delicious, even though you probably don't get enough baths...  Your hair is softer than chinchilla fur, and the sounds you make have gone from cute and funny (you have always been quite a grunter and a squeaker) to full blown drop-dead adorable and engaging... You call us over and gaze into our eyes as you go on and on in your deep little voice.  Your personality is already quite apparent.  You are a straight up friendly dude, and oh boy is your big brother ever proud of you. 

"Finch is funny. Like when he doesn't have his diaper on and he turns into a fountain. And we went to the playground and he pooped all over you, mom."

"When he gets a little bigger, we are going to be Batman and Robin.  Finch will be Robin. He really looks like Robin."

" I love you, brudder."