Category: outside

First Geocache


Let’s take a walk to the garden. The sugar snap peas are finally on!  Above they are climbing out of the top of a 5.5ft tomato cage.

DD is picking strawberries.

The first of the bush beans are coming on too.

Carrots. 🙂

Cinder block bed of tomatillos and tomatoes.  This bed is really happy!

Mainly kale and parsley and onions and peppers here.  I’ll be pulling up the kale soon to make more space.  It’s getting too buggy as we head into summer.

YUMMY.  I planted this bucket of beets and have been loving the greens.  We’ll be planting again…even if we don’t get actual beets.  We love the peppery greens.

Look mom!

Blueberries.  These really need to be netted soon, so the birds don’t get them all. Dont’cha love my berry-stained nails?

Baby tomatoes!  🙂


This will most likely be our only year playing baseball.  As much as Autumn loves the practices, she’s bored by the games.  After the first one, she was already asking when soccer would start.  But I gotta say, even if the games are long and hot, they sure are cute!

And did I mention how happy these purple uniforms made this kid???

Super cute.

Let’s not talk about the fact that these are all afternoon games in April and May in GA….which makes me look like this:

A couple days before Easter I decided we needed a day off from school and we headed outside in the morning.  Autumn played in the sprinkler (which was also watering the garden)…

…while I played around with some vintage sheet music…

But then she saw all the gluey mess and had to get in on the fun too!

So we made nests and eggs out of vintage sheet music and bits of paper lunch sacks.  And, of course, lots of messy glue.

And the nests made the perfect candy and egg bowls for our Easter celebration!

Started out with a picnic…

…and a look at the water…

…the path was interesting…

…and there were lots of shells on the river’s edge…

…and the water was beautiful.

There were little lizards all over the place.

And the rocks were lots of fun.

We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back again!

So I found tomatoes 50 cents/6-pack a few weeks ago, and just couldn’t resist even though my raised beds are full.  Sooooo…

We found a HUGE stack of 5-gallon buckets next to the side of the road and picked them up one night….

Then found a fairy to help scrub the remnants of putty and paint from them…

Drilled drainage holes…

Had a lot of fun getting wet…

Filled with good quality soil and tomatoes…

So far they seem to be doing very well.  🙂

Monday found us out at the blueberry patch! Of course, she ate as many as she picked.  So yummy!


Outside Today

Autumn ADORES her sandbox. She would happily spend 24 hours a day in it if I would let her.

First of the Day Lilies to bloom.

A couple raised beds. I’m not sure why one of them is so much more productive than the other one. Since they’re basically the same. I think the second one must just need more compost.