Monday, February 18, 2008

Broccoli Plants, Cabbage Plants, and Bunnies

It has been a few days since I have posted. Lots going on around here, but nothing out of the ordinary. I did manage to snap a few pictures of our new plants growing in the basement. Here is a picture of our broccoli plants and cabbage plants. I can't believe how much they have grown.
Michael started working on hoops to go over our raised beds so we can plant these plants outside soon. Our last frost date is around April 15th so we are trying to get ahead of our usual planting time by using the hoops. I will have him post instructions complete with pictures as he gets farther along into building them. As soon as the hoops are over the beds, I will be planting lettuce and spinach too.

Our 4 legged friends discovered that there was a rabbit living in our daughter's room. (I know I was suppose to post pictures of the bunny, but I haven't had much success in getting a picture outside of its cage. I'll hop right on to that in a few days)! Anyway, this rabbit has been living in there for 4 days before the two "watch" dogs discovered it. The rabbit has been a huge hit at our home. Hope is very much attatched to it and she as already become fast friends with the little darling. (I pray the latch on the bunny cage holds)!!!
I am getting our home put together so that I can travel to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday with her in a few days. I will be taking several of the children with me, and the rest will be left in their father's care. I am sure that all will be well. I did over hear the kids talk about the last time dad was in charge of meals. He can cook chili and enchiladas pretty well so that is what they ate for about a week. I am looking forward to spending a few days with my mom. My sister in law and I will be taking her out to lunch in a town about an hour and a half away from her home. I called one of her high school classmates to invite her to join us for lunch. I told her to call around and see if any of the other gals would be available. As of now, there will be 17 joining us for a surprise birthday lunch. I think she will be thrilled because she doesn't get to see these ladies very often at all.
Well, it is time to go water the plants and tie up a few loose strings around here before bed. Have a great evening and I'll post again when I return from my trip.
grace and peace,


Homestead Herbs said...

Howdy from Texas! I'm visiting my old friends!!

Those seeds look beautiful! I'm a little late with mine, but I'll get them done this weekend!


Paula said...

Oh, Julie. What a sweet surprise for your mother! She will love it!! Great start on your garden, too. You've been busy this winter. :) We raised rabbits when I was a kid and really enjoyed playing with them.

(PS - Lovely family photo by the Christmas tree!)

jerry said...

i'll take any spares you have!
HA HA Jerry