Just over 2 months into our garden and things are looking good. The plants get full sun, a gentle slope for run off (if it ever rains) and a bed full of horse manure that's covered by a straw mulch for protection.
I have enjoyed walking the dogs through the garden, watching everything grow and soon to enjoy the fruits of our labour.
What is planted:
Till then, I am spending time pulling the odd weed and looking up ways to freeze or can many of these vegetables.
In a previous post, I showed a picture of the farmers field full of hay bales. I couldn't get over how amazing it looked against the hills.
For the first time in awhile, I felt like painting for pleasure. I have been doing paintings for friends and special requests. There was nothing that really inspired me to pick up the paint brush and paint what I wanted to paint.
Then I found these little 3x9 canvas at Walmart and I knew what I had to do.
It still took me a couple of days to start it, but after a bit, it began to take form.
Here is the finished landscape painting. I love it and I am in heavy debate about keeping it or selling it.
We will see!
Hope you enjoy the "First Cut" and here's to hoping we get some rain in the forecast to encourage more wheat growth for a second cut for the farmers!
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
― Vincent van Gogh
Every once in awhile, or once a week, whichever, I find myself in awe at where I now live.
Each season is amazing!
This past week, the farmer behind us cut his wheat and baled it. There is just something so calming about a field filled with bales in the summer golden sun.
14 years of marriage!
Where has the time gone. Some days it seems like only yesterday that we walked down the aisle and said our vows. Other days it feels like an eternity! To my one and only, I love you, cherish you and I am enjoying every moment getting old with you. Our family has grown from just a cat, to two dogs, two daughters and a cat. In between that we have owned 5 houses, 9 vehicles, numerous cell phone upgrades, dug up, planted, replanted many gardens, painted a vast amount of walls, wallpapered a few too, moved furniture from one room, to a different floor, to a different home, to picking up great finds on kijiji and always going along for the ride. Thank you! You crazy s.o.b! hahahahaha
In the past 13 years we have had a bit of struggles and many highs in our marriage. Good news is that the good times always out number the bad. Not a day has gone by that we do not talk to each other, and there has been many days that we are apart.
Laughter is truly the best medicine that you can have. We laugh all the time. This is what our marriage is based on, what our family grows from and what we will have for this lifetime.
LOVE & LAUGHTER
Now how does a picture of Tim Horton's tie into our anniversary? Well, 13 years ago my very soon to be father-in-law went to the local Tim Horton's in Oshawa and bought everyone who was at my house preparing for the day breakfast. Each year since, we have always had Tim Horton's. Some years it's miles apart and others it breakfast, after school treats or an outing for dinner. This year with school and work schedules, we ended up having dinner in town. Another addition to our wonderful memories.
Hi my name is Jodi, and sadly this is not my first blog but I am hoping that it is one that I actually keep up with! I am easily distracted and I am learning to follow through with things. Which might be why I am constantly changing things in my home. My husband says it is easier for him to change a wall colour or build me something than it is to pack up and move! We are on our 4th home in 11 years!
This little blog will be about myself, my family and what I want, wish or will do to my home. There may be the odd snide remark, sad story, pity me moment, joys of my children (I have two beautiful girls) the on going struggles of two rebellious and thick skull-ed dogs and the never ending changes to my home. I am making time for myself and have started painting again. I have always enjoyed painting and truth be told, a lot of the scents that come along with painting, brings back happy memories. My grandmother painted in her basement, and I remember thinking how bad it smelled down there. The oil paints, the varnish, the turpentine, the smell of the canvas and the overwhelming feeling of dampness because there was always a jar of water on the table or multiple paintings on the go. Now as my office/basement area takes on those familiar smells, memories and lessons come flooding back.
I have done many d.i.y’s to my home and I am never content or finished with a project. It can always be better! (much to my husbands chagrin!)
I love sharing my before and afters to friends and family via facebook and small tours of my home. How I have incorporated my own art and others into my home. How to decorate around or with that special piece. My grandmother painted landscapes, myself, I prefer a more abstract, full of texture and colour piece. In my own home I have oil paintings that were my grandmothers, painted glass and ceramics that my mother did, antique needle-point, my daughters class art and hand-prints, and of course, my own mix of art. With that being said, I believe that it is time to share all of this with a larger audience.
You will see my use of bold colours yet I equally enjoy the calm and serenity of a grey or white. What can I say, I am a Gemini!
Hope you enjoy this little blog of mine!
P.S. I make a wicked awesome potato soup and Guinness stout cake too!
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.