My crafting and family life journal

May Updates

May was a very busy and productive month. Vegetable gardens were planted, flower beds tended, a few craft projects moved forward and the first kayaking of the season was enjoyed.

This year we are growing: tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, various hot peppers, number of different herbs, two types of eggplant, collard greens, purple kohlrabi, cucumbers, pie pumpkins, three different types of kale, corn, delicata squash, zucchini, 3 types of beets, carrots, potatoes, radishes, onions, asparagus, and couple of different dried bean types. Our fruit trees and bushes are doing well and will provide us with: apples, 3 types of pears, plums, blueberries, grapes, and hazelnuts. The following are pictures of some of the developing produce.

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The heavy snows this winter really protected and provide a nice environment for the perennials to split. Although the plants were about four weeks late in breaking the ground, they rewarded us with the promise of a lovely display. The following pictures show some of the flowers we are being rewarded with this year.

It was wonderful to work in the gardens after the harsh winter and late start to the warm season. I look forward to the daily maintenance activities.

The April showers didn’t show up until May so I also had some time to work on a few unfinished craft objects. A needlepoint pillow top was completed, significant progress was made on a blackwork piece (will be given as a Christmas gift), and an English paper piecing project.

In June I hope to get to a few house projects and hopefully work on a few more UFOs.

Have a great day!

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