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Thursday, April 04, 2019

I Like Thursdays #44

Happy Thursday!
Is there anything more soul filling than sunset over the ocean.
We spent last weekend at the beach.
The weather was gorgeous so the sunsets were stunning!

The drive home along the Columbia River is magical.

Corbin finally lost his tooth.
I've been checking it every morning for him but
never attempted to pull it.
He did it himself and was quite proud.
The Tooth Fairy is very generous.

Funny story.
We sent this picture to Aunt Jen in Texas.
She asks if she can borrow money.
No, you will just spend it.
She replies with a GIF of a dancing taco.
And says she will spend it on tacos, she loves tacos.
His response was I knew it!

So he sends he a picture of his banana that was going in his lunch.
I love their long distance relationship.
The pictures she sends to him of herself after she uses the 
Snap Chat filters on them or hilarious.

I wanted to do a few garden containers on the deck
so I asked Ernie to build me a couple of benches out of scrap wood..
After we talked about it,
he thought tables height would work good.
He can always cut them down if needed.

We made a trip into town for a few plants 
and supplies.

We bought buckets and totes and landscape cloth and some soil.
I've been learning about wicking container gardens on You Tube.
I told Ernie it might be overkill on the landscape fabric.
We'll cut down on how much we use in the future.

Arms Family Homestead is a favorite channel that I share with the kiddos.
He has fun videos of goats and his dogs and his beautiful high tunnel full of crops.
That led me to Leon's channel which is full of information.
I totally fell in love with him. 

Here are our first containers.
Cauliflower and broccoli. 
I have so many plans that I had to make a list.
We are going to try to grow cucumbers and squash in a garbage can filled with water.
We will use what we have before investing any more money.
I'm pretty excited about all of this.

I really like that Ernie is on board with my new plan.
I think out deck is going to be overrun with produce.
What's not to like about that!
Bad back and an awesome garden,
something to look forward to. 

Have a wonderful week.
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LA Paylor said...

wonderful! I'm in love with Ernie too, and the system. I'm gonna do it! I love that he acknowledges that humans haven't protected our resources too... so thank you lots for the links!

Jean said...

Your sunset photo is simply stunning! Great benches. Looks like you are going to have a super garden on your deck. Nothing tastes better than home grown produce. Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and weekend!

Suzanne said...

I like the idea of container gardening....I'll have to check out his videos. Nothing is better than being with family at the beach....or nearest water....

PaintedThread said...

Great sunset! I've seen those container gardens - I've been wanting to start one myself. Yours look nice!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Leon's video with the cucumbers was so fun to watch! Have fun with your gardening!