Monday, April 28, 2014

back to the grind

I finally finished most of the art work I've been working on for the past three weeks while I wasn't being distracted by the outside, or being hurt, or the new shop. Not all of it, still have two drawings to finish and a sketch or two but we need to get started on fabrication so it's back and forth to the city for us for the next several weeks.

Plus I have a long 'to do' list for today before we can leave.

Marc made our first mark on the new property Saturday.

This ground is so hard it needs to be tilled and our little tiller is electric. There's no power over there right now but it is supposed to be on today. We put two wheelbarrows full of compost in there and have bags of dirt to add. We're going to try and get the last tomatoes and the squash that never got planted (no room) in before we have to leave.

There's a tree on the east side fence that is blooming. I have no idea what kind of tree it is but it makes these seed pods and is nice and fragrant.

And next to it there are some shrubs that are also blooming, also fragrant.

In between, dewberries.

This tiny blue flower, just 1/2” across, was blooming in the grass.

And on the back fence, the most enormous poison ivy I have ever seen. I'll be keeping far away from there.

And back home, instead of the silver pony foot from last year, I put portulaca in the little boy's pot.



  1. good luck with the new garden plot! i'd stay clear of that ivy, too. wish i knew more of the texas plants and trees.

  2. I believe you have a Chinaberry tree there, lady. Got one in my back yard and it is blooming as well. Makes those little "berries."

  3. I envy you your being busy as I am seriously lacking any sort of stimulus myself lately. Work is good for the soul? I seriously think so unless it gets too frantic and chaotic.
    That's some nice healthy ivy you've got there Ellen. :)

  4. We still don't have much of anything, plantwise.

  5. You might consider building a box for that garden and doing raised beds if the soil is so hard. We live on a peninsula of pottery clay and must raise everything we grow.

  6. Work slides up to bite in the fanny sometimes.

  7. The poison ivy will be beautiful in the fall, but yeah, I'd stay away from it too!

    We have those tiny blue flowers in Florida as well. I have no idea what they're called.

  8. I have put gas on ivy and it kills it out. There is a Roundup version to use.

  9. You and Marc have your work cut out! (no pun intended).

  10. Love the portulaca - so bright & pretty!


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