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It’s Literally Labour Day Weekend

Ah Labour Day weekend – the last weekend of the Summer when every one heads to the beach, cottage or a party. Sunshine, fun and relaxation. Right? Well, maybe for everyone else, but in this house we worked our bottoms off ALL weekend. Mike and his friends built a new railing for our front porch, finished off our stairs and installed closet organizer for me. Mike followed that up by spending a full day staining the new railing! Me, I was pretty busy too. Picking blackberries and making jam (that was the fun part), laundry, cleaning, organizing the library/craft room, re-potting several indoor plants, setting up our entry way, gardening and my first ever big sewing project!

Ready for some photos of the weekend? Here they come!

The new front porch railing – in the process of being stained

Some staining action

Some jam and other preserves (only a portion of what I did this weekend and week)

Our new front entrance – look no shoes or junk on the floor! Best Zellers purchase EVER!

The new duvet – flannel, oh it’s going to be so warm and snuggly (I’ll do a post about it, since I have a few other photos)

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Growing my Own

Ever since I was little I have wanted my own vegetable garden. Our house growing up didn’t have any spaces that got enough sun, besides the spot we grew tomatoes in every year. So, I waited, I grew up and ended up in apartments. Strangely enough it’s hard to have a full garden in an apartment, sure you can container garden, and I did. The year I managed to grow some tomatoes was great, I was thrilled and counted each and every one of them. I loved those tomatoes, even though they were small and not very great (the container I was using was a little too small). Now that I’ve moved into a house I can finally have a proper garden . . . so, Mike  dug up the old unused garden in the yard for me and I went town planting vegetables and herbs!

What goodies am I attempting to grow? Well, lets start the list, the surprisingly long list for my first ever garden:

Vegetables

  • 4 cabbage plants
  • 3 broccoli plants (one plant went MIA between the garden centre and the garden!)
  • 4 cauliflower plants
  • 1 cucumber plant
  • 9 tomato plants (several varities)

Herbs

  • stevia
  • oregano
  • bay leaf
  • parsley
  • chives
  • basil (6 plants!)

I guess now we wait, while I water, watch, feed, weed and hope. I’ll try to keep you in the loop about my upcoming (hopefully) harvest!

Happy Growing!

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