Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Sun is back

I've been terribly lax in my mess making lately, more than a little scatterbrained, and my time management skills seem to have slipped down the drain. *sigh* BUT today is a new day and I will regain control! I will! I WILL!

I stepped back, took a deep breath, and holed myself up in my cocoon and made these pretties last night.

I just love the little quotes from that gem of a torn up children's book hiding in my stash.

Perhaps it's the weather that has me discombobulated. It's been pretty darned chilly and drab around here for the past few days. Not in the least spring-like! But the sun has returned today and so I'm hoping that once again the windows can be thrown open.

Despite the two bouts of hail we've seen, the garden seems to be doing pretty well so far. Sure, a few things have already been nibbled at, but I see a few little things that are so far untouched too. Here's a few pics of our garden (last week before the chill).

The soil looks mighty lush! In no time at all this will be a jumble of squash vines. 

Just a portion of our garlic. Good thing the Mr. and I both like the stuff :)

Pretty violets of spring. I use to collect these for my Oberon's Love Potion. If I can find the recipe I'll post it for you.

Mr Pixie built these for the peas to grow upon. I think they're rather nice and can't wait to see them covered with tendrils.

The boxes in the distance are for salad greens. They heat up the ground and let us harvest leaves earlier than we would otherwise.

And finally our rhubarb. I do hope we get lots and lots this year.  The past couple of years we've only had a little bunch or two. I'd like a whole pie's worth thank-you-very-much. Mr Pixie said I might just get my wish this year!


  1. I think the Siren Spring has gotten to us all....I have to close my ears to her and buckle down and get er done. Your pretties are more than. Your garden is to be envied and your offer of the violet brew is longed for. xoxo Oma Linda

  2. Your sprawling fields on greenery have me wanting to tear out my raised bed garden and just turn the whole yard green... much to my homeowner's association's dismay!

  3. I am utterly jealous of your beautiful and giant garden. My yard is the size of a postage stamp and just doesn't have the room. Sigh.

  4. Oberon Potion recipe, please! I've been experimenting with candied violets (reasonable success) and violet syrup (underway) this year. An unusually lush crop of blossoms this spring.

    And are you sure you have enough garlic? Maybe you need to plant a bit more to be sure!

  5. Everything looks great! The pea supports are really nice.