Still Growing…

I wanted to do a post before we left for Jersey, no go. So here’s pre-shore… and a few from this morning. I just had to photograph my growing beauties…

Jersey images in the next couple days…

My old street…

There are some redeeming qualities to eastie.

So it’s about time I go back to work…

Despite what most people think, you can’t just wake up and say “today I want to be a portrait photographer…”

It’s like juggling piranhas…that are on fire…while standing in a canoe going over a waterfall.

Step 462… Logo.

I am soooo lucky to have such amazingly talented friends (who actually do this for a living) to take advantage of…

I’ll be cooking them dinner for years to make up for this… and planting their new garden.

You guys are the best!

My little garden is doing fantastic! I was worried when we left for four days in 97 degree weather.

No casualties…

AND MY RHUBARB IS COMING UP!!!!! I planted them the night before we left… in the dark. Not my ideal plan but sometimes thats how life works out.

Hearty little buggers… Super hot weather followed by two days of down pour… unattended. I’m so proud!

Five crowns; I’ll have it coming out my ears… in 2014. Rhubarb is a lesson in patience.

I love being rooted…

My raspberry bushes have a couple berries on them… The beauty of getting year old plants; instant gratification.

Ya, my salad needs to be thinned. Micro greens for dinner!

My first pepper of the season… Isn’t it beautiful!?

All my tomatoes are growing two inches a day. Rain soaked ground plus a ton of sun; they’ll be up to my belly button by the end of the week.

My tomatoes sucked last year. Bottom end rot is the devil. I’m feeling pretty positive about this year though… I planted them all with a crushed egg shell this go round; I read that helps. It could be total bullshit but thats what gardening’s all about…  Plus they are in the ground not a container, better moisture control. Don’t I sound like I know what I’m talking about? HA!

Photography and gardening are two things I may feel I know… in 30 years.

J’s family wanted to see pictures of the house, so I snapped a few before we left… I’ll share.

Like everything great, a work in progress…

Those bushes are going to a new home far away (when I can find someone to take them). And my raspberry patch will take their place. I think I can get at least 15-20 plants in that spot. And blueberry bushes will take the place of the ones by the stairs. We’re taking all that rock out and putting a better border in as well… Our early spring project. I can’t wait!

(Below) Area by the fence will be all raised beds. White lattice to the chopped off bushes is the rhubarb patch. All the rock will be torn out and new better border rock put in. The bed next to the house will be built up a bit more with new rock. And that ugly driveway will be gone! I don’t think we’ll ever park the car in the garage so I may make more growing space from the end of the rhubarb patch back to the garage once the asphalt is gone. That one is still up in the air…

My plot!

From the stairs to the end of the garage will be raised beds. Blueberry and raspberry bushes will be in their new home in the front of the house. Strawberry patch is to the left of the bbq. Patio/pergola/super stealth workout area will be the width of the yard and from the blueberry bush back to the sunny spot. A couple more raised beds in the back corner sunny spot. Fire pit where the pile of rocks are. Rock wall will be gone and Mary (that white spot behind the chairs) will have a new home somewhere else in the yard…

And ALL grass will be gone!

Sun room aka project/plant room. Michelle and Lola are coming to live with us for a few weeks until their apartment is ready. Everything that’s in this room will go up to the room they’re staying in after they leave. It doesn’t seem like that much stuff but you should see the part that’s not in the picture…

Abnormally large ceiling fan will go to a new home; maybe Andee and Rudy’s new house. Doors are going on the cabinet this afternoon. New couch pillows (when I make them). Orange chair up to my room, (J and I each have a room other than our bedroom, not pictured because they’re still a mess). My room is the one Michelle and Lola will be staying in…New paint and windows. And art!

Dining room: new paint, windows and art…

I’ll be moving my office up to my room and off the kitchen table asap!

Kitchen is pretty much done other than art…

Second bathroom is getting painted as soon as soon as I find the perfect wallpaper for the accent wall. New/old (you know me) mirror and lights.

This area is going to be covered with family pictures. And of course painted. Railing will be all white. Still unsure about the stairs…

The bathroom is the bane of my existence. The toilet/tub/sink already clash with the tile on the floor and in the shower area; (same ugly brown as the floor only smaller) so finding paint to go with both is impossible. The white shower curtain even clashes…. blaaaaaa. The light is beautiful though… The towel rack and tp holder will be gone. Over the sink is a huge vintage oval  mirror, it’s gorgeous but it couldn’t clash more with the tile if they tried… I have no idea, any suggestions? And no my husband wont let me rip out the tile floor and shower…

Paint, new windows, this with the front door,  art… new light?

I’ll photograph the other two bedrooms when they stop looking like we just moved in yesterday…

I just love my little house… Hope you enjoyed the tour.

And have a fantastic Thursday Loves!

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