Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, I created a new garden area. Truth be told, Earth Day is just coincidental. I love to play in the dirt and plant things. This is the side of our building. I am not happy about the black cable running along side the house, but it at least goes with our color scheme. Soon the plants will rise up and conceal it.......
Hosta and day Lilies....... and pepper plants.........

Oh, and onions, too. Basil and rosemary. Further down I have a small bed of chives, then some parsley. There will be marigold throughout to discourage various critters.

Wood pile is ready......
Used to look like this........

And now it looks like this.......... (Actually, this is what happens when one is downloading pictures and cooking at the same time....... you add it twice.....)


I took a stroll through the the garden. This is the last tulip to bloom.


The day lilies will soon fill the garden with sunny yellow.


I think everyone will agree with me that my over wintering project was a failure on this particular hanging plant. Off to the compost bin with this!

The sticky buns and cappuccino muffins will be all set in the morning along with a pot of steaming coffee.



Kan-Do Frog is announcing it on the front door, in case you miss the chalk board.


The popcorn will add fragrance to the store and the counter is all ready to cook up a corn dog...


Quality junk food for those hungry campers.


All set for a weekend and I walk outside for a breath of air. Look at the sky! Shortly after I snapped this the sky fell and it rained....... and rained..... A few brave souls made their way in anyway and it stopped raining as night fell.
The sky looks pretty much the same this morning as I am thawing the 20 lbs of chicken and getting it ready for the grill. Soon I will have the guys put up the big meeting tent in case it decides to rain again. We are a determined group and we will have our cook out!
Still covered with my rash, but the itching has subsided. I can wear make-up again and am no longer scaring the public with my naked face! I have prepped all my garden beds and plan to sneak out to plant some beans and corn while the soil is nice and wet........... it is , after all, Earth Day!












15 comments:

Kathy G said...

Beautiful pictures. You sure do a good job taking care of your campers!

Pat said...

Your new garden looks great! I would love to have an herb garden! I had one in pots in AZ, but Jim wasn't thrilled to haul it around. As it is, we haul around a pot of cacti that weighs about 20 pounds. We've been doing this for at least 4 years!

Do you bake your own sticky buns and muffins to sell?

Your little store looks so inviting. Is the popcorn and hot dogs something new?

houndstooth said...

I love the new garden! Mine is all tilled, but there are no vegetables in it yet! lol

Brian Miller said...

woohoo....everything is looking good. we just had a campfire last night ourselves getting ready for camping!

Whitney Lee said...

The pictures are great! I had no idea the marigold kept creatures away. Does it really work for deer? The inside of the store looks fantastic; you obviously worked your tail off.

I'm glad you're feeling better:) Enjoy the weekend!

Karen said...

Love the gardens, very nice. It's so therapeutic, getting dirt under your fingernails, isn't it?

ellen abbott said...

digging in gardens, crumbling the dirt between my fingers, adding compost...one of my favorite things to do.

Mamma has spoken said...

WOW I am so envious at what all you have done outside! I still have so many weeds to pull it's not funny. Downside is it is raining and is to rain all this week. Hopefully next week end I'll get to it....

Alix said...

Oh Kathy.... I so love your place! And I totally relate to your "over winterizing" of the hanging basket. That's how I garden every day! I am so a Black Thumbs girl.

We don't have and RV, but if we did, we would SOOO be coming to your campground. I just know I would feel at home there.

Spring looks good on you, Kathy. Very good.

luksky said...

okay, now I am envious! I have been trying to grow some herbs with no luck and now I am having a dilema with my front flower bed...*sigh* I need your expertise here with me. :-)

Nancy said...

I would love to come have a cup of coffee and a sticky bun! Very inviting, indeed.

Love your garden. Snow still on the ground here, but it's melting finally.

Lorenza said...

That is a good way to spend an Earth Day!
I am sure the plants will grow nicely and those flowers are beautiful!
The sticky buns sound delicious!
Have a great day!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Jo said...

Ooooohhhh! Cappuccino and sticky buns! I'm there!

I would love to see pictures of your garden again when it fills in. I think it will be lovely.

Jingle said...

awesome!

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Happy Tuesday!