7.15.2009

rambling along


A lot has been happening!
The garden is rambling along. No spinach to speak of, but the tomato plants are looking hopeful. One large, green tomato is growing bigger by the day. Many other blossoms are visible, but have not yet turned to tomatoes.
A volunteer butternut squash plant has shown up in the compost. At least that's what I think it is, and if so I'm in luck, because butternut squash is my favorite.

I made bread twice recently, using the recipe from the incredible River Cottage Family Cookbook. This cookbook also has a recipe for homemade butter, which I drool over every time it crosses my mind.
Jamie came to visit, and we had such a wonderful time together. Here she is, lovely as always.

Finn's been eating blueberries by the bucketful, and also wearing them.

He's also learned how to pull to standing, and has been practicing every second of the day. He's a very busy young man.

And I found a new way to wash dishes, which has changed my life. I don't have a dishwasher, so I hand wash, which wastes tons of water. Then I came across this article, which tells you how to wash dishes using the least amount of water possible. I'm a convert! In fact, this whole website is very helpful for anyone trying to make little changes to better the health of their body and the environment.
The next exciting thing is Scott's actual graduation from nursing school and our subsequent vacation to Michigan!!! I am so ready to visit Jenny and co. and spend a week living their super hippie, laid-back life. Then it's back to the books for me, to complete my last year of school.

3 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

I love YOU! And I love that picture of Finn standing up at the tub!!

natalie said...

finn at the tube = amazing!!!

& thanks for the tips on washing dishes. luke does something similar to what the article is talking about.

love ya, girl!

nic said...

yay! Can't wait to see you guys:) Congrats on heading into your last year...what are you studying?