Monthly Archives: July 2014

Late July Garden

Here are the garden pictures I promised. Late July, and things are getting big. Tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers are coming on. The sunflowers are about a foot and a half tall. My garden may be behind a little bit, but … Continue reading

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Guests and Summer Goodness

I feel most lucky that some beloved friends have moved to the area and are staying with us until they settle in. Our home is full. Full of kids, full of laughter, full of parenting, and full of food. What … Continue reading

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Hi there, boy, summer is a full time. We have been picking berries like nobody’s business. Our freezer is loaded with them. The garden is growing and growing. So is my little one, who is two now. We’ve had friends … Continue reading

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Blueberry picking on Sauvie’s Island with our multi-branched family and our friends. Back home now, with the freezer stocked and tummies full of blueberries. Happy pickin.  

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Sewing Summer

I have declared this summer a Sewing Summer, as a way to create the mental momentum needed for me to sew up the projects I have in mind. Remember the homemade hand towels I posted about in early June? I hemmed … Continue reading

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