Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sun tea & memories

  Today Miss Ella made herbal sun tea using some of the fresh herbs from our garden- chamomile, mint, pineapple mint, & chocolate mint. Not sure how great it will taste but she had so much fun making it who cares. :)

   I love that even at only 5 years old Ella has such a love of plants and gardening. She loves to walk around the yard and identify herbs and flowers in the garden. It reminds me of the time I spent with my Grandmother in her garden as I would follow her around and she would point out various flowers and tell me their names. I am very thankful for that experience and for such a caring, beautiful soul in my life growing up. Every time I smell the sweet scent of lily of the valley or see a happy, little blue bachelor button blooming I am reminded of her and of her love for God and nature. :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The first cherry from our cherry tree!

  We finally got our first cherry from our dwarf cherry tree that we planted 3 years ago. Usually the squirrels beat us to them. So this year we finally bought some bird netting. I'm hoping this year we may actually get to taste a peach from our peach tree too for the first time. ;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My "new" kitchen chairs

Before & after photos of our curbside finds last week:



  It's amazing what you can do with some sandpaper, some spray paint, some time, & some good ventilation. lol