Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My first salad...

 I had my first official salad from my greenhouse garden yesterday!  Somehow it just tasted better.  I am learning that a greenhouse is a garden on steroids.  Things are growing faster than I can keep up.  I'm made a trellis and just keep thinning.  This is becoming fun.  My sweetcorn will be knee high by the 4th of July, but hopefully it doesn't get much taller.  There is a roof you know.

One of my favorite bloggers, Negerigeletschtempoit, gave me my first award.  I so love reading about her adventures and her beautiful photos.  It means a lot to me that she sent me the award and the challenge of telling you 7 things about myself. 

1. I have worked at an alternative school, job corps, for 17 years.  First as a teacher and now I'm the mean old principal.  I love my job and I love my children.

2.  I have no children of my own.  After teaching 5,000 teenagers, I don't feel the need to have kids. 

3.  I wear a funny hat when I garden (Oh wait, you may have seen that.  That is only for the most recent bloggers who haven't seen some of my older posts.)

4.  I grew up on a ranch near an Indian Reservation.  I wouldn't have changed where I grew up for the world.  I had good parents who taught me about responsibility, hard work, and I learned about another culture.  Those experiences have made me very successful today.

5.  Back in the day not many cows could outsmart me on a horse.  No comment Dad!

6.  I met my wonderful loving husband when we both worked for the Forest Service.  I actually missed our first date, by locking myself out of the house.  Long story, it's a wonder he married me.  He can't say he didn't know what he was getting into.

7.  If necessity is the mother of invention I am the queen.  I can really Macgyver stuff in a pinch.

There seven amazing facts.  Now I would like to forward the award on to...

"What About Pie" I love Bonnie's stories.
"Button's Thoughts" I never know if I'm going to a farm sale or hearing a story about her journey.
"Life at the Little Red Farmhouse"  Kim gives great decorating tips, cares about her neighbors, and reminds me of life on the ranch.
"Life on Our Side of the Mountain" There is always something going on her at her haven.

I sure enjoy blogging and all of the really wonderful people I have met.  Thanks Negerigeletschtempoit for thinking of me. 


  1. I love learning more about my blogging friends. Thank you for sharing part of your life. Take care and your hands and knees dirty:)

  2. Your greenhouse garden looks fantastic! Everything is so lush and beautiful! I just love how you placed the stone path inside.

    Congrats on your award! You are truly very deserving - I have enjoyed reading your blog since my very first visit here. :)
    Those are some amazing and interesting facts about you, thanks for sharing!

    I feel honored that passed this award to me! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you!

  3. It's fun to know about you! It's great to see your green house working in no time! Wow, that was fast :)

  4. Congrats on your first salad. Food you grow yourself always tastes better than store-bought, I think. Glad you got an award, it's always fun learning new stuff about blog buddies.

  5. Congratulations on the award and on the success of your garden. I love the tidyness of your greenhouse. :)

  6. I love these awards because you get to find out things about people that you wouldn't ordinarily and like them just a bit more--You are no exception to that! Thanks with sharing yourself with us today!!

  7. Congrats on your award! Your garden is incredible.. I think if there was a creative gardener award you would win it... just look at how you have adapted to your location in the woods. That little greenhouse of yours is terrific! thanks for your recent visit... I'll be back to see what's bloomin' in your garden too!

  8. I feel I know you already! Glad we're blog mates!!

  9. Congratulations on the award. You certainly are deserving, and I enjoyed what you revealed about yourself. Had to chuckle about missing your first date. That greenhouse garden looks fabulous!

  10. So nice to get to know you a bit better! We don't have any kids either. Unless you count the four-legged one!

    I bet that salad was just delicious!

  11. I am glad you won an award. You do have amazing stories and pictures too and I must be a new blogger because I haven't seen your gardening hat.
    Congratulations, I liked learning 7 things about you.

  12. I can't believe how fast everything in your greenhouse is growing! You must be loving it.
    Loved learning something new about you! I bet the kids at your school love having you for a principal.

  13. Congratulations: Well I really enjoyed hearing more about you. In the real world I am sure we would get along so well. We have the same values and humour.
    Thank you for the award I truly appreciate it, I am so glad we found each others blogs. I love reading yours.
    ps I never know where I am going either. B

  14. You have such a lovely greenhouse. And there is nothing better than the first spring radish. I love to make radish sandwiches with thin bread and a small amount of real butter then thinly sliced radish with a sprinkling of sea salt. YUM!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  15. so happy to see this amazing blog get a virtual pat on the back!!!

    i enjoyed your 7 and the blogs you mentioned, i have one to "check out"!!!

    your green house is amazing, just amazing!!!!

  16. Ah, a fellow school administrator! Cheers!


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