Friday, February 27, 2009

My backyard......and a hat

Now is my favorite time of the year to be living in Arizona. Its been sunny and bright, so much so that when there is a gray and overcast day it comes as a relief from all the brightness that inhabits Central Arizona.
This time of year we are usually reaping the harvestfrom our "Winter" Garden, that we planted back in the fall. After seeding the last October, the chickens got into the garden and dined on carrot, sunflower, and peas (seeds). There isn't a lot of produce. Last week, the hubby patched the holes in the garden fence and instruced the children tothe need to keep the chickens out , and they pseeded again for a Spring/Summer garden.
For now the Lemon Tree is weighed down with lots of lemons, and is also starting to blossom for next years fruit. Lemon trees are amazing to me how they can do that all the time. We are picking the fruit and sharing it with whoever will take and enjoy free fresh lemons.
The Almond trees are blossoming:

Petunias are doing wonderfully well this year:

and our hens are giving us 4 - 5 eggs a day, this is plenty for our family an also gives us a little to share. I know there is more than 5 eggs in this picture, the children forgot to check for eggs the night before.

and there is always knitting. I knit two hats for Sydneyknits' hat drive for the oncology unit where here husband was treated.
The patterns I knit were Felicity and Odessa. Below is pictured Odessa w/o beads

Having knit this once without beads, helps me feel more comfortable with the pattern and next time I will knit it with beads.

1 comment:

BammerKT said...

Having your own hens laying for your family must be really cool! I don't think I could ever talk my husband into it. He had a run-in with a mean rooster once. Oh well!

the hat is lovely too. Great job!