Thursday, April 16, 2015


Seedlings are getting a bit big in the greenhouse. Broccoli, tomatoes, and peppers in this shot. via IFTTT

Thursday, April 2, 2015


My droopy, thinned out herd of a variety of peppers and tomatoes. Here's hoping they bounce back quickly under those grow lights. #springtime #seedlings #gardening #spring2015 #garden via IFTTT

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Not sure if I should be ashamed or proud: after hours of symbols, charts, counting and sizing, I've started a traditional Irish knit fisherman sweater. Now I close my eyes and proceed, hoping my gauge was right on target. #knitting #knittersofinstagram #irishknit #fishermanknit #wool #cardigan #hugeundertaking #whathaveidone via IFTTT

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Found this little left over from the sixties at a thrift store in Maine a while back for a buck. I've got another one with daisies waiting in the wings. #60s #sixties #thrift #cheesy via IFTTT

Monday, March 30, 2015

Springtime Garden Plans

Well, it's allegedly spring here in New England, even though it's snowing as I type this up. It hasn't been a normal winter.

I started my broccoli, lettuce, leeks, peppers and tomatoes a few weeks ago, in anticipation of being able to have them out in the greenhouse by now. I also directly put some hardier seeds out in the greenhouse to germinate, but they have failed.

My plants are getting a little big in their designated seedling grow spot, so I'm going to have to think something out before long if this weather doesn't give.

Now that the soil is softening and defrosting, we're planning out our plots for our garden. The chickens will be getting penned in this year, as we don't want or need chicken poop and chicken attacks on plants all over the back yard.

We're hoping to have a wide assortment of plants this year, with an almost-double garden area. Here's what we've got on tap:

  • Several varieties of peppers
  • Several varieties of tomatoes
  • Several varieties of lettuces
  • Broccoli
  • Silver queen corn
  • Leeks
  • Eggplant
  • Boston pickling cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Zucchini
  • Possibly sweet potatoes
  • Garlic 
  • Spinach
  • Several varieties of beans
  • Several varieties of onions
  • The standard mix of herbs
  • Lupine
  • Morning Glories 
That's actually not too much on paper, but there's quite a bit of space being given to them. We're hoping to have enough to keep us in produce for the summer and have enough left to put up for the winter months, particularly in tomatoes.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Complete! Took me just over two weeks to do while binging on Mad Men for the fourth time. All I see in the details are Roger Sterling's voice. It's not perfectly centered but it'll do fine in the kitchen. #madmen #embroidery #crewel #crafts #rogersterling #netflixbinge via IFTTT

Friday, March 27, 2015


Trouble, begging for playtime with someone, anyone, please come play! #catsofinstagram #cats #fridaynightforboringpeople via IFTTT

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Progress on the embroidery kit for the kitchen! I'd say I've got less than a week to go, if my fingers can hold up!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Two meals made tonight for pennies on the dollar while waiting for Chris to come home from the later shift: mujaddara and sweet potato burritos for the freezer.