I am almost recovered from our Urban Market sale. Almost. It was a fast and fun weekend. Holly wrote a great post about our adventures, so rather than reinventing the wheel, go take a look here.
photo by Holly Mathis
The week leading up to the sale turned a little crazy on me. I won’t go into all the details, but to give you a little taste… my high school girl had her senior prom on Friday, my college girl returned home from her study abroad program, I slammed shut the kitchen window on a finger and I had to take an unexpected trip to the dentist.
I have to tell you about the dentist visit. My little guy asked for a package of fruit gummies after school on Wednesday. He ate all but the two orange flavored, and rather than throwing them away, I decided to just pop them in my mouth and be done with it. Well, I never got to gummy #2 because gummy #1 pulled one of the crowns right off of my tooth! When I exclaimed that my tooth had come out, my little guy clapped his hands and got a huge smile on his face… “Good job! You lost a tooth! Can I hold it… can I touch it???!!!” Whilst explaining that it is not good when mommies and daddies lose teeth, my husband chimed in and said, “Well, that’s a new perspective on laying down your crown”. See what I am working with here? It’s crazy.
Speaking of crazy… here we are… the Urban Market crew.
Kelly, Holly and me.
Urban Market is such a fun show. Next sale is October 26th and 27th… mark your calendars. All show information can be found here.
I will be teaming up with my friend, Holly Mathis, and a couple other gals at the Urban Market next month.
I hope you can make it out to see us and all our vintage goodness.
Yes, spring is in full swing around here. There is no shortage of things to do. I am sure it is true for you as well!
We have been spending a lot of time in the garden. I have several fall crops that are ready to be harvested, and then other plants and seeds that I am slowly but surely getting in the ground. It can be tricky to get it all planned out.
Before we started getting the garden ready, we let the chickens in to do some weed-eating and scratching. They had a great time.
We bought some plastic fencing and some bamboo stakes and fenced off areas we didn’t want the chickens to bother… then we opened up the gate.
It didn’t look all that pretty, but it did the trick.
Holding chickens is still one of this guy’s favorite things to do. Really. He was restricted from holding the chickens for several days last week when he misbehaved. Pure torture for the boy.Here are some of the things we are harvesting now.I grew twice as many carrots this year. They are one of the vegetables enjoyed by everyone in the family and like most root vegetables, they keep pretty well. I have been using them in stews and with roast and most recently in a coleslaw made with fresh cabbage we grew.
Brussels sprouts. They amaze me. Just look at how they grow… little rows of tiny cabbages up a stalk. I am still trying to figure out the best way to harvest them. I was going to pull up the whole plant, but some sprouts are ready and some are not… I guess I will just cut them off individually as they ripen. Any good brussels sprouts recipes you could share?
More carrots and onions. Onions are another crop that will keep really well. I am disappointed that I never got my potatoes in the ground. I should be harvesting them about now. I have a pretty good reason why I didn’t get the chance to plant them… maybe I’ll share more about that another time. (a trip… far away… across an ocean…)
I guess we just can’t have it all… our trips and potatoes too.
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