Thursday, March 31, 2011

Seeds for Change Sowing Millions Project

Seeds for Change is giving away 100 million packets of their own certified organic seeds

to inspire people and organizations just like you to do impactful things in their communities through organic gardening!! Simply follow this link and sign up to receive your free seeds

(there is shipping and handling) and for every packet ordered they will donate a packet

to the American Horticultural Society. I ordered mine, and I encourage you all to do the same.

The Sowing Millions Project gives us all yet another chance to "put our money where our mouth is".

;-) It is raining here in our corner of the Garden State today, the daffodils are up and the hyacinths

are too. I can't work outside, but I can start some seeds and dream about all the delicious and nutritious organic veg we will be eating in the summer. What are you doing today?

Friday, March 25, 2011


Does it feel like Spring to you? Here in our little corner of the Garden State you can feel it in the air.
The trees are budding up.

The bulbs are coming up all over the place.

The Ground Hog has made an appearance.

And yes...
we got a bit more snow....

It's ok, we brought a few branches inside after pruning the plum trees this past weekend

and so even with some snow on the's Spring here.
I hope you are feeling it too!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Luck of the Irish

Spring is just around the corner... Farmer Dad was talking about taking out our cedar trees. I'm hoping he won't.
Princess loves picking out what kind of flowers to plant in her first pair
or rain boots. You can hardly see the frogs anymore. :-(

Farmer Dad moved my Grandfather's old water fountain where the
little cherry tree was (it did not make it through the winter).
We are planning on getting a solar pump for it.
We all spent the last two afternoons raking and weeding the yard.
Princess and I picked up some flowers and seed potatoes and asparagus
and peas. We also got a replacement cherry tree.
Normally I would have planted my peas today, but I didn't have any.
That is why we have Saturdays. ;-)
Happy Spring...Happy Planting!!
May the Luck of the Irish be with you all!!

Spring is just around the corner...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Milk Glass

If the Intervention producers show up at my door it will be because of my Milk Glass addiction I am sure. This is what I purchased at the Depression Glass Show and Sale last weekend.
Two of them. I know, I know. It is a bit much. But I will use them both.
And how about my lovely new (to me) sideboard? A lady was giving it away on Craig's List.I made this batch of Black and Whites for my girl friend's Birthday. There were a couple left over..let's enjoy them with a hot cup of coffee.
It's raining too hard to work in the garden anyway. ;-)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Garden State Depression Glass Club

The 30th Semi Annual show and sale of the Garden State Depression Glass Club
will be held this weekend.
Saturday, March 5th, 11am-5pm and Sunday, March 6th,
It will once again be held at the Lakeview School
10 Oak Dr, Edison,NJ
If it is your first year attending, the school is located behind the lake in Roosevelt Park.
(the park is located between Rt 1 and Rt 27 & borders Rt 1,Parsonage Rd & Grandview Ave W.)
Admission is $5.00 and there will be light refreshments available as well as $10.00 show bucks
certificate door prizes. The raffle prize will be a luncheon service for 4 of yellow "Princess"
made by the Hocking Co 1931-35.

The club display this year will feature Early American lamps.
The show and sale is held by the
Garden State Depression Glass Club
PO Box 344 Metuchen,NJ

Please contact them for further information.
We will be there for sure...the displays are gorgeous and the vendors
are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.
If you are in the Garden State area and have a love of depression glass, vintage kitchen
goodness or like my little Princess, you have a love of porcelain kitties, be sure to check it out!