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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Real Spring Flowers

These are our first daffodils of the year! We've been having amazing early spring weather here in western Oregon.

More evidence of spring. The iris shoots are coming up. Unfortuantely they rarely actually create more than a couple of flowers for us. It might have something to do with the fact that I do nothing to take care of them. My gardening theory is that if you can't make it on your own here then you best be moving on. I might occasionally break out the hose in the midst of a summer heat wave but then again, I may not. We are also seeing the grass starting to get too high. I have already heard the familiar hum of my diligent neighbors riding mower. damn him! I don't know how we'll have any time for all that mowing this year.

The dependable pretty purple primroses are out. They work well with my gardening theory.

Here is a very mature and serious Max doing some fishing in the water filled sand table. This boy is obsessed with fish!
No time for new products this week. We had an astounding weekend of sales this weekend and were even near the top of the top sellers list on on Sunday. It may be the Cookie magazine crowd coming by or just some good Etsy luck but we're not complaining. This February was our best selling month besides December in the past year.
Back to work. But first we need to eat those brownies I am burning.( My cooking techniques are somewhat similar to my gardening techniques.)


Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

Love your gardening tips...Ours are similar!

Amy, Ryan, Aidan and Lauren said...

Yep, great gardening philosophy! Max looks like he is born to fish; perhaps we'll all have to travel to Wisconsin sometime to fish on my grandparents' lake, where both Aidan (at age 3) and I (at age 5) caught our first fish!

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

also, meant to tell you that your children are adorable! :)

Anonymous said...

You and I have a lot in common my friend. The watering of the plants, or lack there of... and the perhaps over baking of the brownies... haha!