Monday, August 15, 2011

Winter Watergarden and other updates

It's been a busy week since my last update.  Last week, my baby started Kindergarten.  Isn't he cute?  No his hair isn't red and it isn't in a mohawk.  My photography skills are what's lacking there.

Then you've got handsome big brother. who started third grade and is ever so protective of his little brother.

Don't they look cute together?

Friday night I finished painting my cabinet and added my hardware.  They're just simple chrome.  The drawers are painted the same color as Joshua's room.  I still have lots left so this will probably be the paint scheme in the office.  The white isn't white white, it's a color called silk lace.  It's just the slightest shade of gray.  I like it.  I sent a picture to my dad who has all the woodworking toys in his barn.  I was complaining that I couldn't make straight cuts with the saws I've got...that I want to get a table saw.  He offered me a table saw he got at an auction several years ago with a new fence that he put on.  He hasn't used it in a few years since he bought a bigger and better version that currently resides in the barn.  Only catch is I have to be very careful and make sure all my fingers and thumbs stay attached.  Not a problem...all my hobbies require those digits!!
Sunday, Ed picked tomatoes.  I tried roasting them, then canning.  Just making tomato juice year after year gets old.  These are just Roma tomatoes that were washed, halved, brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with some salt and pepper and put in the oven under the broiler till they looked just like this.  I've got six and a half quarts we're going to have to try now.
And finally, Winter Watergarden.  I got behind last month.  The border is part 7 which I'm half way through.  If I can get this part done in the next week, I'll move onto part 8 which is the gates.  Otherwise, there are other things starting to call.  Thankfully, Herbularius isn't an option...yet.  My silks haven't shipped yet and Vikki is away getting her daughter ready for school.  She'll be back Thursday and it is a few days from there to here even if she ships right away. 


wendy111 said...

Your boys are very cute! The tomatoes look very yummy and WWG is looking great!

Andrea said...

Your boys are adorable (don't tell them I said that tho, they might get offended lol) Your cabinet looks awesome, your tomatoes look delicious :D Makes me want some :D I love your winter watergarden! It looks fantastic!

mdgtjulie said...

Love your Winter Watergarden. The tomatoes look great, and so do your boys, in a different way, of course. Can't wait to see what you work on next!!

Joysze said...

Your boys are a hoot, Sarah!!! Love the color combo of your chest... the one that holds clothes ;)..... and man those tomatoes look yummy!!!!!

WWG looks great, as usual. :D

Ineke said...

It is amazing how fast they grow! Your boys are very handsome guys, Sarah.
Winter Watergarden is beautiful. I should dig mine up again....