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Warm Days in the Spring Garden

March 17, 2012




I needed something beautiful.  We cut down the grasses last week…so the planters which flank our main door looked dry and boring.  Not too much you can do about that this time of year.  So I thought a few nodding Violas would fill the space till I could get something better.  What mother doesn’t want a chorus of happy nods while she juggles groceries through the door!

I really like Buttercrunch lettuce so I bought two little six packs of those at the farm store.  The little green wavy wisps remind me where we are heading…and give me something green to look at until everything else takes off.

I also bought some Bull’s Blood beets seeds…but they bed they go in had a mouse…or two or three or a tribe in it…and I am waiting till my sons can get in there and turn the soil and assure me there are no more creatures. I like the Bull’s Blood beets because the leaves are a dark maroon and I love the splash of color in the garden , opposed to the limey green of normal beets.  Onions go in the mouse bed too…so they are sitting in their brown bag until that bed is certified mouse free.


So cute.

She was just out there making a little cake…a birthday cake for Miss Jessie…while we planted.

She had seen us making cakes (for Miss Jessie’s birthday tomorrow) in the morning and thought she would try it out herself .

Look at the candles all perfectly placed.

She is cute right?

So cute for her to make cakes and fancy herself a little baker…so adorable right?

Oh it’s all cute and sweet and nostalgic until I come in here to blog for five minutes  and Cal comes in and stands at the door …

“ummm, momma it’s okay that the baby ate the tops off your cakes, right?”

Not cute, kid.




I will see you at Prayer~Fast~Worship tonight? I have a feeling it will be great. Considering the last few weeks have been amazing. If He is talking…and He is.. I want to hear it…do you want to come and listen with me? Well either way I will give you a full report when I get back. Throw some prayers for us, will you? Thanks, you are great!~T

(linking up my garden report with Ginny)

16 Comments leave one →
  1. emily m. permalink
    March 17, 2012 2:22 pm

    oh she’s still pretty cute;) and smart too, waiting for you to be blogging before making her move…my kind of girl:)
    just add a whole lot of frosting and no-one will be the wiser,
    isn’t baby slobber completely sterile anyway?

  2. March 17, 2012 3:35 pm

    The greens look great! We’re just getting some seeds into the soil. And I hope the cake tasting becomes cute over time!

    • March 18, 2012 8:20 am

      oh it is…she is the youngest of seven…so she gets a pass more then she should.

  3. March 17, 2012 3:43 pm

    I love cute mudpies! Hope your garden is great this year.

  4. March 17, 2012 5:37 pm

    oh well, now none of us will eat that! how could we? cheeky baby…doesn’t she know we don’t care … we will eat that fudgy cake off the floor if need be…(you should have posted the recipe…oh wait baby got you distracted)

  5. March 17, 2012 6:56 pm

    Oh a little mouse family in your garden. 😉
    And a darling baby girl with a paci……
    Love me some baby cheeks with a mouth full of paci……
    Chocolate is always good….. no matter what.

    • March 18, 2012 8:22 am

      oh you are cute.
      she calls her pacifiers yaya’s… and she would have one in her mouth and the rest ringing her fingers if she could.
      The cake did turn out well…nothing a little more chocolate can’t fix.

  6. March 17, 2012 8:18 pm

    From over here on my computer screen…she is still cute!

  7. March 17, 2012 8:45 pm

    Your lettuce looks fantastic and I love the cheerful flowers. It looks like you have some good garden helpers, too!

    • March 18, 2012 8:23 am

      yes they all like to pitch in on any project I have…sometimes a little too much pitching in,lol.

  8. March 17, 2012 10:41 pm

    O my dear… this is lovely… something to smile about years from now… really smile about … I think I see you about to laughing and mad at the same time, but still with a smile… gotta love kids!

    and really all that matters is that the rest of those cakes… are certified mouse free!
    have fun celebrating!

    • March 18, 2012 8:24 am

      you are right! you do see me smiling…not at that ver second… but as soon as she came around the corner with crumbs on her face and an “Oh no! I was caught” look on her face.
      pretty cute.
      good story.

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