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Apr 2, 2020

Garden Update

Here is a little garden update! I've been slowly working on the garden and things are starting to grow! First of all, the only seedlings I'll have from my last update are lettuce. Due to the pandemic I haven't had my urban agriculture class in person so I'll get none of those chives or broccoli. I did get a mixed lettuce bowl and I forgot to take a picture so hopefully I remember for the next update!

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I think I've figured out why I haven't gotten any honeyberries in previous years. Honeyberry bushes are the type of fruit tree that needs another variety to pollinate and I noticed that the two bushes of the same variety are blooming while the other variety's (I wish I knew which types they were) flowers are barely starting to open. I think the timing is just enough different that they are not getting pollinated. (I also haven't seen any bees, but the weather has been grey and cool.)

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Like usual, the rhubarb is really growing! I forgot to divide them last fall so  there will be lots and lots of rhubarb for me to enjoy! The strawberries are waking up too. Last year only two of the four strawberry beds had plants so I've added two babies to the empty beds. I'm planning a four year rotation on strawberries, so I could have left one of them empty, but it looks better with something growing inside. Another thing I forgot to take pictures of, the lavender between the strawberry beds don't seem to have any new growth so they might be dead. The lavender I have in the front yard has new growth, but it is a different variety.

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Some new I planted are popping up which is quite exciting! The cherry tree is budding! I think this will be the year that I finally make preserved cherry blossoms. (I better find a recipe and make sure I have all the ingredients.) Also, the weeds in the alley are pretty bad already. This is where I normally grow sunflowers. I was looking yesterday and didn't see any sunflower seedlings popping up yet so my plan is to spray for weeds today and hopefully I don't kill any sunflowers. I'll probably spread out whatever sunflower seeds I have saved just to make sure some grow this year. Keep your fingers crossed for for both the sunflowers and the lavender!

Mar 31, 2020

Metallic Geometric Art

It's my eleventh blogiversary and per tradition, I'm following the list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts and doing a giving away for one lucky reader! Steel is the traditional gift for the eleventh anniversary, but I don't have any steel and was not prepared for this craft before my social distancing so I made this metallic looking geometric wall (or fridge) art.

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For your chance to win:
1. Leave a comment below by Sunday, April 12th.
2. Wait. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and will be announced Tuesday April 14th.

Good Luck!

Mar 26, 2020

Flowers

I took these flower photos last week. Spring time is here!

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Mar 24, 2020

Pottery 3

Chelsea is a hero who picked up my finished pottery for me! I'll have to go in to finish my last three, but here are my four finished pieces! I've started using one for my smudge sticks! The other three will be going to a new home sometime.

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Mar 19, 2020

Pottery 2

Last night the third pottery class was scheduled, but I'm working on my social distancing and didn't go. Here is my progress on my pieces from week two and outside of class time. Once my last three pieces are bisque fired, I just have glazing left and I may be able to pop into the shop early one morning before other customers show up.

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