Thursday, April 29, 2010

My New Set of Rings!

Last year at about this time, my good husband brought home a new ring for me. This year it is two! I don't know about you, but when I look at these rings I think potatoes.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Step forward, Step back

Over several days, my younger boy and I dug around in what we call "the brick mine"in our yard. Many years ago my grandfather or perhaps great grandfather made a pile of bricks in an out of the way place. I don't think they were intentionally buried at the time, but they are now. Whenever I have needed some bricks for a project, I've been able to prod at the ground and unearth just enough. In order to make paths around my garden beds, I dug up as many bricks as I could find. The pile seems to be depleted now, but I think that we have determined who it was that left the brick treasure. This bottle was buried alongside the bricks, and came up from the ground looking new. I believe it is my Grandpa that I have to thank for the brick mine. Everywhere I look around me there are little reminders of the family that was here before me. Examining old things that come out of the ground makes the past seem so much realer to our boys.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Our animal friends

This past week we have spent some time thinking about rabbits. Our well trained hunting dog found a baby rabbit in a nest under a shed in our yard. She did what she knew was expected and carried it with a soft mouth to her master. Her master aka Mr. Urban Suburban gave me the tiny bunny to care for. I held it gently and tried to feed it with an eyedropper. I did not have high hopes for its survival because it was so young. Knowing full well that a growing bunny would eat my lettuce, I still felt responsible for it's trouble and wanted the creature to pull through. In the end, the bunny did perish. The next day a rabbit relative ate my broccoli. That is how these things are.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Inside / Outside April #4

Inside Outside
This is our Kerria Japonica that we call "the buttercup bush". Two weeks ago I cut a few
stems to force inside. The outside blooms have caught up now. The month of April is often
when our family settles into a state of inside / outside equilibrium, so it seems fitting.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010