Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Woo Hoo! OK, there was no parade, no floats, no "throws",
but Princess did make a mask

and we made a King Cake

We even had an evening visitor....

Princess enjoyed sharing one of her favorite books with Farmer Dad and his
buddy, D. We stayed up a little late so we could sleep in today, Farmer Dad is on a
second shift type schedule for today. After breakfast, we all got to work starting
some seeds for this years garden.
Princess wrote out all the "tags" for the six packs. Lettuce, mustard and collard
greens and such.

Farmer Dad filled all the six packs with starter mix, and then we took turns
sprinkling the seeds.

Normally she does most of them, but after writing all the tags, she got
over the excitement of "seed starting" pretty quickly. She is now old enough
to remember that gardening is a lot of work..not just A walk outside in the sunshine
with Farmer Dad to check which bulbs were popping up and then we played a bit.
Now we'll get to some more school work. Lunch break is over, and Farmer Dad has left
for work. I'm off to take something for my headache...have I whined today about how
very,very tired I am of being sick?


Jenny said...

You're getting so much done even while you're sick! I know how hard that can be, so I hope you get rid of your cold once and for all SOON- maybe the warmer weather will help? Get well soon!

Naomi said...

I usually direct sow b/c i'm lazy. maybe this year i'll actually do the whole preplant then transfer thing. buying the wood this week w/ money i don't have lol to make another five beds. don't forget i want some tomato seeds! or plants if you want to be really nice :)

Tara said...

Do I see bare ground- devoid of snow in these photos??? Good for you for thinking Spring- Princess looks to be in her element.

I do hope you are feeling better soon- it is a drag and a half to be sick for so long :(

Tara said...

I'm sorry to read you are still not feeling well. I hope the cooties blow out of town soon.
Still looks like you are having lots of fun. I love the space you used to start your seeds – all that great light flooding in. It's beautiful!

Kate in NJ said...

Thanks Gals!
P is tired of waiting for me
to feel well,lol,
she needs to "do school",
so I am trying.

Na- I am sure we will have some
x-tra tomato plants. ;-)

sarah said...

Still sick? Oh, povero tu.

Nothing harder than trying to do school on top of mothering when you are unwell.

Hope the growing light fills you with health.

Sandra - My Inspired Heart said...

King yummy! I have to avoid those things at all costs, lol! I'd eat the entire thing :)

And, look at all the work you're getting done in the garden! I've been so behind in my garden this year....I must get my lettuce and broccoli in the ground - like now!

I hope you start to feel better...there really is no rest for the weary, huh!

Cher Mere said...

Your Mardi Gras celebrations look so fun! I want to try King Cake some day.

How exciting to be starting your seeds!

Oh yeah, did I mention you should rest somewhere in between the million things you do?

Gottfredsen said...

Man I hope you feel better soon. It stinks to be sick for so long. I love all of your mardi gras celebrations. I have never tried king cake, maybe I will try making it with the boys someday. I love all of your planting. I am going to try and do more this year. I have been wanting to use the windowsills for so long (living in an apartment, that is all the space that we have), but Gabe would have destroyed it.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better today. You do a lot even when sick. :)

8)(8 said...

I love your porch, the room P is working in. She is learning so much.

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