Sep 17, 2008


I salvaged a big piece of wood left over from Bekah's new house. Troy was just going to burn it. Of course I forgot to take a before picture but here are the leftovers.

I made a table top with it and put it on an old drafting table base we had. It can be raised up or down and tilt as well. I still need to wax it up really well but I'm pretty proud of myself.

I thought the toys added a nice touch on the floor. Brooklyn and Fischer were playing with them while I was working on it. Brooklyn helped me measure
and make sure it was level. Fischer just kept taking my tools and hiding them.


Well, my garden is winding down and I've been living off it for weeks but alas some things did well and others didn't. I have learned a valuable lesson and that is that things do not grow well in just mulch. They need real dirt so next year I will till like crazy and perhaps get some top soil. My husband has always done the gardening and unfortunately I didn't pay a lot of attention to the planting end, just the harvesting and preserving end. Oh well live and learn.

My zucchini did well (who's doesn't) as did the cabbage and brussel sprouts.

Then let's talk about my mutant sunflower. It grew up out of a crack in the cement and produced these weird pod like things on top. I did have one regular sunflower but our big storm ruined it and it is just hanging there like some sad memory.

I have a few little anemic cantaloupes, two acorn squash and one, yes just one pumpkin!

The pears are just getting ready as are the apples.

The corn was great and I'm still getting lots of tomatoes. I keep eating them green though so I don't know if I will ever get enough to make spaghetti sauce.