Monthly Archives: September 2010

square foot garden update

I thought I would post some recent pics of my square foot gardens.

First picture:
potatoes, arugula, swiss chard, carrots
romaine lettuce, broccoli, sugar snap peas

Second picture:
spinach, broccoli, leaf lettuce, swiss chard
lettuce, sugar snap peas

The cabbage worms destroyed my collards. My broccoli plants are trying to recover after I sprayed them on a morning when the afternoon temps were in the upper 90s (oops).

Kristan

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first tooth and first ride

Samantha’s first wiggly tooth finally came out (with a little help from mommy 🙂 She was super scared, but equally excited about the idea of a visit from the tooth fairy.

Aidan also had his first ride on his new bike. Still working on how to get started by himself, but he had a big smile the entire time he was riding 🙂

Happy times…
Kristan

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evil cabbage worms!


I noticed little holes on my collard and broccoli plant leaves this week. A closer inspection showed little cabbage worms. Aidan and I got some organic spray yesterday that is supposed to get rid of them. Fingers crossed it works, otherwise these 2 veggies will not be on next year’s fall planting list.

Kristan

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2 bikes and a trailer


I have been looking into getting a bike for a while. It is the first step in starting to train for the Ramblin’ Rose women only triathlon. I found one on Craigslist that fits me perfectly. Aidan has been asking for a bike since he learned how to ride his friend Nathan’s last spring. So, since today was an early release day from school we went out in search of a bike for Aidan and a bike trailer for Samantha (she prefers to be pulled along with drinks, snacks and stuffed animals 🙂
Now, the last steps are to get daddy a bike and a bike rack for the car. We should be a bike-riding family soon…and I need to get busy re-learning how to ride a bike. It has been a long time 🙂

Kristan

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40lbs!!


Samantha has finally reached the magic number to ride in a booster seat!

Kristan

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class community puzzle


Samantha completed her first homework assignment this weekend. This is her puzzle piece describing her likes and interests for the class community puzzle. What a neat homework activity…Kindergarten is so much fun!

Kristan

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Samantha’s new dinner buddy


Samantha passed off some of her dinner the other night to George. This is his official post from now on at dinnertime. What a good boy…he waits so patiently 🙂

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