Friday, March 10, 2006

So true

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes"

The Wild West

The Wild West is here, in fact, it's right here in my livingroom! How I love to watch my children play. Micah is writing a book. Of course, he needs to illustrate the book! The project is in full swing.

Oh, the simple joys of childhood!
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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Greatest Promise

I love this hymn!

Once far from God and dead in sin,
No light my heart could see;
But in God’s Word the light I found,
Now Christ liveth in me.

Christ liveth in me,
Christ liveth in me,
Oh! what a salvation this,
That Christ liveth in me.

As rays of light from yonder sun,
The flowers of earth set free,
So life and light and love came forth
From Christ living in me.

As lives the flower within the seed,
As in the cone the tree,
So, praise the God of truth and grace,
His Spirit dwelleth in me.

With longing all my heart is filled,
That like Him I may be,
As on the wondrous thought I dwell
That Christ liveth in me.

The Promise in a Seed

Our seeds were waiting in the mail on Monday. We're impressed with how quickly they arrived! Baker Creek sent along a very nice 14 page planting guide. They also included a free gift with our order, an 1880's heirloom Brandywine Tomato seed packet.

Here's our list of seeds:
Strawberry Spinach
Ground Cherry (Strawberry Husk)
Thai Green Pea (a type of eggplant)
Mizuna (Oriental greens)
Japanese Long (cucumber)
Orangeglo (watermelon)
Early Prolific Straightneck (summer squash)
Taiwan Black (long bean - 38 in.!!!)

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Dreams for our Garden

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This morning Nathan filled out our seed order. We all put in our requests. All I had to do was call and place the order with the friendly staff at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. You can visit their catalog at A couple of years ago we attended their Spring Festival. What fun! We love all of their unique varieties.

~Our raised beds a couple of years ago~

Midnight Visitor

This little guy visited our back deck several times last night. He really didn't seem to mind that I was taking his picture.
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