Sunday, May 30, 2010

Photo Dump

Some pics from our First 6mo in our new house I finally took off my phone!

Kaizen Sushi at Tysons

Giant Tree Limb downed
from Snowstorm

Dave with freakish large Easter Bunny.

Seriously? what kid wouldnt be afraid of this? And for 499.99? what a steal!

New Grill!

Signs of Spring ... Finally

Chopping my hair off, and this was only the first cut

Saturday, May 29, 2010


On my last trip to the Farmers Market, I picked up some Lavender with my veggies. It smelled so good and I'm going to keep it in a little pot on the deck. I plan to bring it inside in the winter in attempts to keep it alive! Not really sure what I'll do with it yet, maybe some scones or dry it out for scent.

Monday, May 10, 2010

When to go Organic Part 2

The list has been recently changed due to new studies. Check here for the most recent list:

I am planting celery, bell peppers and spinach, and plan to buy most of my fruit organically as much as possible. In fact there's a blueberry farm not far from my house, I think it's time to starting picking my own berries again :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Making my Bed

Picking the spot: sunny and well drained, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight, 7-8 hours preferred.
This was tough for me since most of our yard is shaded, but I set up a little chart marking zones in the back yard, and on the other side wrote the hours of the day when sun hit the back yard. I added up the hours of direct sun for each zone and the one with the most was the winner.

Things that are good to remember during this step are to consider what the sunlight will be like when the surrounding trees are filled with leaves.

We had to transplant a few perennials (hopefully they'll survive) and we built a raised garden bed in our best sunny spot and filled it with half top soil, half compost mixed together.

After all this, I was anxious to plant, but waited for the rain to moisten the soil, and planned out my garden!