Because *I* won the giveaway over at Goats In The Garden! I won 2 bars of their handmade goat's milk soap. If you are a frustrated homesteader like me who longs for goats, check out their blog and store, it will make you happy.
What has been going on in MamaLand?
Mooch's Mother's Day Tea was last Thursday.
That candle holder on the table she made for me. She was so cute and proud of all her crafts, which were all so cute.
"See, Mommy? I gave myself 'Tangled' hair! I look just like Rapunzel!"
Saturday we went to the opening festival of a state park near us, which was fun although hectic. Having a 5 year old who likes to be pulled in a wagon, and a 2 year old who absolutely refuses to sit in it and wants to walk everywhere is an issue. Mother's Day was good, although the Mister was working mids and was supposed to get out at 8 am, and instead had to stay until 11:30 due to some tomfuckery. I find Mother's Day goes better if I tell everyone exactly what I want, so I did. And I got to run and nap and get a Cosi salad for dinner with a big glass of red wine, and it was lovely.
I have been in the garden and yard non-stop over the last week, and I swore yesterday I would take pictures then I went ahead and forgot to. As a Mother's Day present to myself I got a foxglove when I went to get mulch the other day. I LOVE these ... if I had my way I would have cleared out there entire stock and got one in every color. I planted it in the rear of the yard where I can see it from my kitchen window, right underneath a beautiful plaque of the Moon Lady.
I have also bought :
a thornless blackberry
2 everbearing strawberries
And I have scored from the dumpster behind Home Despot an entire flat of beautiful tomato plants, with peppers mixed in. They had also dumped two gorgeous planters of petunias - scored those too.
Many, many pictures to come, loves. Lots of upgrades to the yard, and today I will be attempting to transform our first rain barrel, a cast-off apple juice concentrate barrel, into a more functional one with a spout. Our water bills have been ridiculous and I refuse to pay to water my garden.