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Spring to do list

My spring to do list!

Paint a bird house.
We bought a new home in October and need a new bird house!

Fly a kite.
My husband has never flown a kite. No seriously, never. I promise to change this the next nice day we get!

Paint filled egg art
I was looking for something like balloon art but easy for a 1 and 3 year old and came across this unique technique here

Make a spring memory book
I found the idea here

Grow geodes from egg shells
I found here

Spring photo checklist
check it out

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The best part is sharing it with these two.

Thanks for reading!
Taco bueno-Michael Curtin

Growing pumpkins

It’s so neat that this Halloween everyone will get to decorate and eat my parents pumpkins!

They look extra orange and fresh to me.

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They do what is called square foot gardening.

Everything is in raised beds.

They make their own soil.
1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 aged manure.
They don’t use pesticide or fertilizer.

They hardly get any weeds and the plants love it.

This type of gardening is easy for them to work with.

Growing onions

These are red candy onions.

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They do what is called square foot gardening.

Everything is in raised beds.

They make their own soil.
1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 aged manure.
They don’t use pesticide or fertilizer.

They hardly get any weeds and the plants love it.

This type of gardening is easy for them to work with.

Here are a few things to do with these onions…

http://www.yummly.com/recipes/red-candy-onions

Growing tomatoes

These tomatoes look delicious!!!!

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Fresh produce is the best!

Not only does it taste better because you grew it but you know where it came from.

My parents do what is called square foot gardening.

Everything is in raised beds.

They make their own soil.

1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 aged manure.

They don’t use pesticide or fertilizer.

They hardly get any weeds and the plants love it.

This type of gardening is easy for them to work with.

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Growing Gladiolus flowers

My parents planted Gladiolus this year and they have bloomed beautifully!

Mom says they take a lot of fussing over but they look terrific on the table.

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My parents do what is called square foot gardening.

Everything is in raised beds.

They make their own soil.
1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 aged manure.
They don’t use pesticide or fertilizer.

They hardly get any weeds and the plants love it.

This type of gardening is easy for them to work with.

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They planted over 100 bulbs then found out they may need to dig up to winter in the cellar then replant in spring.

If you’re ok with the extra work these are definitely worth it!

Growing sweet peppers

Mom and Dad recently started gardening and have come a long way!

Here are some sweet peppers that they have coming up!

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I’ll try and get Mom’s pepper jelly recipe from her… My husband loves eating it with his bagel and cream cheese!

They do what is called square foot gardening.

Everything is in raised beds.

They make their own soil.
1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 aged manure.
They don’t use pesticide or fertilizer.

They hardly get any weeds and the plants love it.

This type of gardening is easy for them to work with.

Any gardening tips you’d like to share? We would love to hear!

Thanks for reading. 🙂

Fun in the sun

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When it’s a nice day outside that’s where you can find my mini and I!

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He absolutely loves pointing and tweeting at the birds…
Picking up and throwing pebbles…
Handing mommy acorns from the ground…
Picking flowers/weeds…
Running around with our Saint Bernard…
His favorite is following a bug and I love the way he screams bug in excitement.
Really he enjoys anything outdoors and I enjoy being with him!

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I load up on sunscreen as big spray and enjoy some vitamin d!!

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