This time of year is filled with anticipation. The greenery is filling in fast, and new additions to the garden are making us excited for the coming months. While we wait for our builder friend to come help with the final raised beds and fencing, we aren’t wasting time getting our veggies planted.

garden good

So far we’ve got cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, watermelon, peppers, lettuce, beets, kale, potatoes, carrots, garlic, and radishes. There are also existing beds of asparagus and strawberries that we inherited from the previous homeowner. We’re eating our first asparagus crop tonight!


We have five fruit trees planted and six berry bushes waiting in the wings,

bushesfruit trees


I’m also finding so many flowers that we’ve never had coming up throughout the yard. Check it out, we’ve got peonies, yo!


I’m still not sure what color they’re going to be (most likely pink), but who cares?! They’re friggin’ PEONIES!

We also have some mysterious flowers waiting to pop open here and there, like these vines on our smokehouse.


And what are these things, anyway?

cool flowers

Also adding to the anticipation is the nesting pair of house wrens that have recently taken up residence in our Williamsburg bird jar. I’ve always loved these jars and was happy to receive one from my mother-in-law when we moved. Todd mounted it near our compost piles, so we have an excuse to check on them frequently while trying not to disturb them. We often see one of them perched on the stick… it’s really stinkin’ cute.

wren nest

Otter sure has been enjoying the nice weather lately. We’ve made an outdoor run for him in the yard and he spends most of the day there, conversing with the ever growing population of wild rabbits in our yard.


On a crafty note, Marin and I came up with a cute idea for a new headboard in her room. We had an old queen sized headboard that we had found in the garage of our old Vermont house. It was decent enough, but had some weird grapes stenciled on it, so we had to jazz it up a bit. I asked myself “what would a modern girl like that would last through the teenage years?”. BLACK! I’ll paint the sucker black!

When I brought this idea to Marin, she jazzed it up even more. Why not use chalkboard paint?


The end result is pretty cool, if I do say so, though the headboard is a little shorter than I had hoped. I think eventually I’ll add some leg extenders so she can decorate more than just the sides. The center of the headboard is a bit taller, you just can’t see it in the picture here (it’s covered by stuffed frog). I think chalk markers would probably help too, since we don’t want her to get chalk dust on her pillows…

It’s the beginning of the last 2 weeks of school and I’m really hoping to get my craft on. I’ll have some progress pics of the new projects up soon :).

knitting on porch



2 thoughts on “Anticipation

    • Thanks! We never had much luck growing veggies in San Francisco (especially tomatoes), so this is very exciting! Otter says thank you too 😉.


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