Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It's June Already!

Time flies around here it seems. Hard to believe it's now June, we've been out here almost one whole year!

Time for me to catch up again...

I won a giveaway from Tammy at Twin Creek Primitives!!

Thank you Tammy for all the wonderful goodies you made, I love them all! I just noticed the quilted runner is pretty much covered up in my photos, it's really beautiful!

The kids are not quite done with homeschool yet. We are also continuing through summer, but at a slower pace. We weren't able to cover much science and history so we'll be doing a lot of that this summer. The kids decided they want to learn all about our universe!

My grams is not doing well again. It may be her time to go soon, or maybe not. Only the good Lord knows. Hubby and I were in a car accident last week, someone wasn't paying attention and slammed our car from behind as we were pulling into a shopping center, which caused us to hit another car coming out of the shopping center. Our car was ruined and we haven't been able to go visit Grams. What a terrible thing to happen just as she gets worse! I have to remind myself that it's all in God's hands, and that He knows what He's doing! Hubby and I have spent the last week recovering from the accident, we were hit hard! But we are doing much better as each day goes by. The kids were not in the car that morning (8:40am) and I am very thankful for that.

So my computer seemed to have broken down. But now it's okay again... I'm not sure what happened! When it shocked me by starting up, it said it had recovered from a severe error *shrugs* I don't know what that means. But I thank God I can use it again. We're still looking around for a new laptop, and being careful about the specs, so far we haven't found one we'd be satisfied with.

And finally, in gardening news... we've got lots of little green pumpkins growing, three bell peppers we're waiting very patiently to ripen, and still lots of cherry tomatoes. Hubby's beefsteak tomato is finally growing some fruit as well. And Anabelle picked three strawberries! That was very exciting for her. I also finished cleaning out our worm bin today. It was very full when I started weeks ago. I've been putting their castings all over the yard, especially on Gram's hibiscus plants that have been attacked by white flies. Those nasty bugs are very hard to get rid of! Someone else had chosen to kill the white flies with a commercial poison that took six weeks to start working. With the dog, kids, and veggies we have around here, we chose to use organic methods instead and I believe it is working better than the nasty poison. To be on the safe side, we made sure not to plant anything edible near the hibiscus bushes which has limited our growing space. I'm not sure how long it takes for the poison to disappear from the soil. We don't want to take any chances on ingesting it.


Farmhouse prims said...

congratulations on your winnings from Tammy, I love everything and she is always so generous! Have a wonderful summer, hugs, Lecia

Holly said...

Love all of your giveaway goodies. So glad you were not hurt too bad in the wreck. That is so scary. Hope you can find another car soon and get to visit with your grandma soon. Thinking of you!

Randa said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! I meant to reply to your email, but it's been a week here. I'll explain in an email when I get the chance!
I'm excited to hear about your garden! I'm planning a post later this week on ours and a summer feature about them. ;)

Praying for your grandma, healing for you and G, and that God will bring the perfect computer at the perfect price for you!

Jaana said...

Thank goodness nothing worse happened in the car accident. I know even a minor hit can cause back/neck issues, so hope you are feeling fine asap.

Thinking of your gramma...