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I live in the suburbs of Long Island, NY with my loving husband, and two great kids. I long for a simpler life, at a slower pace! Follow me, as I try my hand at growing my own food, tending to my hens and our rabbit, gardening and experimenting with all things farmgirlish!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday doings 7/29/12

Well, today is Sunday. I woke up this morning to a rather gray day but with cooler temperatures which is a relief! I decided to go out front and continue the never ending battle with crabgrass invading my flower beds along the walkway. I swear it was as if there was no garden, but flowers growing in the grass (or shall I say crabgrass!).
I had worked on it yesterday afternoon after the rain, which made it so much easier to pull the weeds. The front walk is in full sun, which means when the sun is shining and it is hot, its just about impossible to work out there. I am happy with the results of my labor:

There are some very pretty mysterious blue flowers growing as volunteers. I wonder if anyone knows what they might be?
Whatever they are they are welcome in my garden anytime, as they are so pretty!
Also thought I would share a picture of my lil ole bunny planted with succulents. He really is a welcome sight as you walk up to the front door.
I bought him this Spring at my favorite local nursery..Bayport Flower House. It is a family owned and run business that has been around for 80 years. They are so helpful and friendly, and it is a treat to the eyes to go there and browse their beautiful establishment! Its something so simple, yet such a joy to me.
I am making turkey chili in the crockpot today for dinner. I just love being able to prepare the ingredients in the morning then turn on the slow cooker, and have a delicious hot meal later in the day. It also makes it nice, because its a meal that EVERYONE in the family will eat and enjoy.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My first blog post...

After many, many months of contemplating whether or not I would start a blog, here I am typing in my first post ever! I have a whole lot to learn, and would love to add music and change out backgrounds etc, but for now,its a start!
Its is a very stormy summer evening here on Long Island, so what better time to sit in front of the computer and try my hand at blogging.
Earlier I sat under the gazebo listening to the peaceful rain, and rumbling of thunder (not sure that was the best place to be in a storm, but hey- a girls gotta take chances in life right?)
Today was a good day in the vegetable garden, with a nice harvest of zucchini, tomatoes and plenty of green bell peppers. Below is a picture of the vegetables I picked earlier. I used the peppers in tonight's dinner- sausage and peppers...yummy!
Also picked a real pretty bouquet from the flower gardens. It seems that the crabgrass is taking over out in the flower beds, but it has just been too darn hot to weed, so for now, I am letting the weeds win.

I can see how blogging can become addicting, but as with all things in life, finding the time to complete the task will be a challenge. I am sure I will post at least once per week, maybe more, so stay tuned!