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Nothing went as expected this long weekend. The kids all got a little virus of some sort with a fever and headache (which 2 days after subsiding turned into a chest cold!) So instead of pool days and seeing friends, we stayed around the house and watched the fireworks from our lawn. It ended up […]

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  • Estie Martin

    Zara Lost her teeth! YAY… tell them all that I say HI!ReplyCancel

I recently posted on Inspiration Den about our garden we were planning. In all truth, it was more of a plan that was just up in the clouds somewhere and eventually, perhaps in the cooler weather of fall, we would get around to it.  Then, this past week out of nowhere (thanks to my husband) […]

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  • Aimee

    Ashley, I try to plant things that are hardy and don’t need to much attention. I do have arrogation system which really helps. (You can make one for super cheap) lettuce, beets, green onion, (different types) Swiss chard. And you could puts herbs in your empty spaces. These seem to do well even when I forget to water after a week lolReplyCancel

    • Ashley of Lovelock

      Yes! We are planning to have some sort of system tied into our timer, just trying to work it out for both the fruit trees and the planter boxes. We have lettuce too, and a few hardy herbs. I think I’m going to see if we can do a second round of Kale and Lettuce since there is so much time left before frost!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lewis

    I want to know too, so I’m hoping I’ll get notified of comments after mine!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Carson Kilgore

    Plants: Zucchini, tomatoes (roma, beefsteak, grape, yellow pear), bell peppers (all colors), carrots, cucumbers, corn (kind of difficult), beans, peas, onions (red, yellow, green), watermelon, canteloupe, strawberries (can take up to a year to produce fruit), cayenne peppers, jalapeno peppers, habanero peppers, garlic.

    Herbs: cilantro (grasshoppers don’t like this), basil, dill, parsely, sage, marjoram, oregano, stevia.

    Watering: battery powered timer, drip irrigation or soaker hose system (hand watering can take a LONG time).

    Organic Seeds: Heirloom seeds (brand name) can be found online or at Armstrong Nursery.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lewis

    @[100000858347516:2048:Bonnie Carson Kilgore] can you plant certain plants among others to keep certain pests away? Like if grasshoppers don’t like cilantro, can you intermingle cilantro with other plants they do like to keep them away from the others??ReplyCancel

  • Ashley W.

    I have cilantro, basil & stevia, along with tomatoes and bell peppers, so I’m on the right track. I can’t wait to to try the rest of your suggestions!ReplyCancel

I was making a quick smoothie to give the kids before bed on Friday when Zara had a little accident. She had decided to dig out a very-too-small pair of footie pajamas from her sisters drawer, and topped that with an attempt to “jumprope” with her blanket. The combination of jumping, tripping and not being […]

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  • Kristin Vaughan

    Aww poor Zara, I pray she’s healing well! I feel like a bum looking at this picture because I think I would have stayed home with my other daughter and had my husband take her alone to the ER. I love how you guys make it a family affair 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Candace Wingo

    She is so much fun. Thanks for the expanded version of the story.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley W.

    Ha, probably wasn’t the best idea, but I was literally “holding her together” so we all had to go! We usually divide forces when something like this happens.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lewis

    We had a similar experience last year when Jarrod cut his head open, by walking upstairs with a blanket on his head and he tripped on it! I was holding pressure on his cut so Bobby had to drive and we had to take everyone! Praying she heals quick!
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  • Ashley W.

    I feel like all parents have a few of these moments (and one of those kids who would do such a thing! ha!) You know it’s only going to get worse the more we have right? 😉ReplyCancel