Sunday, July 19, 2015

Peas and Purple Carrots...

 My garden is producing peas and purple carrots.  I also have some orange ones, but the purple ones seem to better.  They are tender and seem to grow longer and straighter than their orange counterparts.

 My peas also are going great guns.  Of course, I couldn't resist taking a photo when I saw these two peas in a pod.  
I keep forgetting to update you on the rhubarb leaf stepping stone and bird bath projects.  All three turned out great.  The stepping stones are holding together and an immense help in the garden when I'm trying to weed.
I don't have a good photo of the birdbath, but it also turned out great.  I'm super glad we added the wire as the leaf was huge.  I stained them with a leftover green from the picnic table project (you know my love of using stuff leftover from other projects).  I do think the bird bath needs to be sealed.  
July is slowly slipping through my fingers.  I am hoping for a nice slow summer.  We have been lucky this year with plenty of rain and it hasn't been overly hot.  
My nieces are coming next week and I'm getting ready.  The tent is up, wood for the firepit chopped, fishing poles found, scavenger hunt lists devised, and adventures are planned.  I must admit I'm excited to spoil (umm) enhance their outdoor skills while they are here.
Any big family plans for the month of July?  Any outdoor ideas for little ones?  


  1. Bonnie, I have never heard of purple carrots! LOL, I love them and of course you had to take a picture of the two peas. ;) Things look so great at your place. Have fun with your nieces. We have some family fun coming at the beginning of August, as my brother and sister in law are coming from Manitoba to see our Dad.

    PS - I want to make sure you know this is Diane, from My Cottage Garden. I have moved. ;)

  2. What fun to have your nieces come. I had 2 nephews and 2 nieces the first summer we lived here. That was 10 years ago. That was the one and only time they could come then they got too old to do so. Can't wait for the granddaughter to be old enough to come stay on her own through daughter likes to come too.

    You must have some lovely stones washed round. Those are always fun to decorate with permanent markers or paint. Lots of ideas on pinterest.

  3. not sure where my comments went. Twice this morning, will watch. I hit something when typing I guess

  4. Great looking carrots! Mine are still slim, but they're going to be good, I think.

    Ideas for the kids: Snipe Hunt (with bags and flashlights at night), water fights (with sponges or those squishy balls or squirt guns or buckets). I like the idea of scavenger hunts!

    Plans for July....finish haying, working sheep (to sell), gardening, swimming with the grandkids.

  5. Bonnie, that was a lovely comment you left on my new blog. And I'm looking forward to having a blog I can do all year round.

  6. Bonnie,
    Looks like your garden it doing good. I hope you have a fabulous time when your nieces come to visit.

    Last Wednesday was the first week for the local Farmer's Market. I never made it in last year and have been telling J for 2 weeks, I'm going to see what it is all about. There were several booths with garden produce, one with baked goods and one with salsa and jams. The local baker had cookies and buns for sale and couple of other gals had goat milk soap and crocheted items. I'm looking forward to going again and maybe taking in some products of my own.


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