Friday, June 12, 2009

Weedin' and Readin'

It must be summer vacation because I either spend all day reading, or in the yard because the weather has been so nice!

I've just finished reading "The Little Giant of Aberdeen County" by Tiffany Baker
and really enjoyed it. Now I'm reading "Abigail and John: A Portrait of a Marriage" by Edith B. I've gone from "entertaining fiction" to "historical romance" (tee-hee).

What's on your summer reading list? Any suggestions for my next trip to the library?

And when I'm outside......
We've had some sunny days, and some rainy ones. But the rain DOES makes everything green; including the weeds! So we've been pulling weeds, transplanting plants, and putting in our veggie garden.

And if the squirrels and birds don't enjoy them before we do, we will have four varieties of tomatoes (my husband is a tomato fanatic!), cucumbers, squash, carrots, beans, and zucchini. Here are a few photos of the newly planted veggie garden.

The herb garden has loved the rain and looks so full and green. Lana showed me these cute plant/flower/herb stakes online the other day, so I had my son make some for my herb garden.

He really enjoys making them....LOTS of pounding and hammering on metal (must be a "guy" thing), and a great outcome for me: cute name stakes!

Ok, now I'm off to read some blogs!


Patti said...

Can you send some of that good weather my way :)
LOVE your garden stakes! Your son should go into business.
Did you read Guernsey Literary... yet? Very good. Now I'm stuck on Twilight ;) Had to join the TDIPT crowd :)
Blessings, Patti

Al In The County said...

Your garden is looking great! Up north here we're just getting our first sprouts. I'm very jealous.

As for summer reading, if you haven't read "Olive Kitteridge" you really should.

Happy Friday!

Jacquelynne said...

Those plant markers are so darn cute! Must try it!

As for summer reading, I am just trying to catch up on the pile of magazines I have been accumulating... Maybe I will stop by the library to peruse their extensive book on CD collection, maybe I'll find the ones you've recommended.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful summer, Suzanne!! Happy reading!!

Julie said...

Hi Suzanne,
your gardens are looking beautiful!! I love the stakes your son has made for you, What a wonderful idea!!!
I am having a give away over at my blog. Come on over and see if you are interested and get signed up .
You have fun in your gardens and keep us posted on the good reading material.

Lana said...

Your gardens are looking great! Why don't you come on over to TN when you visit your parents and help me with mine???

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, your garden is looking gorgeous. Since you grow veggies and herbs, I have a question for you.

This year is the first time my husband and I are growing herbs in pots on our back porch. All seems to be going well so far. One of the herbs we're growing is Basil. Our question is: when you take some of the basil for cooking, are you only supposed to take the leaves or do you just cut the stem off as well?? Hope that is not a stupid question but we're new to the herb scene. :)

Enjoy all your garden veggies.


...Miss...Maddie's... said...

I loved the Abbie and John mini-series so I can imagine the book is wonderful too.
Everything is so nice and green in your garden and the handmade tags are perfect.
Hope you're enjoying this final week of Spring.
xo Susan

SweetAnnee said...

CUTE stakes..I love them..

I love Abagail and John as a couple. I haven't read that book, but I will try to
find it..

I'm reading the Twilight four now as Patti
Smiles..your garden looks good..

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Suzanne, I LOVE your garden!!!! My tomato plants are whimpy this year?OMG Isnt this weather just crazy?!! I never thought tomato plants could get too much water!!! We should really get together one day soon, right now, i am trying to finish getting my class A CDL , i only have one more step, the skills test!!! UGH!!!
Thank You so much for the sweet compliment i have only gotten her top of her outer dress finished...
Many hugs, and wishing the mother nature would take it easy on us all here!!
PS darling plant markers!!!

CARole said...

Hi Suzanne. What a nice surprise waking up and finding so many nice comments left on my blog. it's been a while since we have visited. I enjoyed seeing your gardens this morning. We have had so much rain here in Delaware, that I have not been able to enjoy the Spring or the Summer days. Hopefully it will not keep up all Summer long.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your garden is looking great! I'm the same way - either I'm outside or if it's too hot (which it is by 1pm) I'm inside with my nose in a book! I found a book at the thriftstore thats a compilation of books by Grace Livingston Hill. I've seen her mentioned soooo many times on blogs so I finally got around to reading something of hers and I just love her writing. My favorite so far is "The Enchanted Barn".

Those tags are so cute! How do you make them?


Atticbabys said...

Happy weedin' and readin'.
Your garden looks so lush and lovely! and I'm loving those spoon stakes!!!!
What a great idea!