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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Room to Garden

I figured it would be fun to document my conversion of city girl to country girl... it might take a while, so I hope y'all (if I have any readers at all) are ready for the ride.

My daddy brought me my Papaw's 12-gauge shotgun when they came to help me move and he had me shoot it twice and then said, good luck! ha! Needless to say, it's loaded in my closet just in case I need it! I won't lie it makes me kinda nervous but I plan on learning out to actually shoot it and I want to become comfortable with it. I think that was my first, "oh wow, okay I'm actually doing this" moment. I'm hoping to only have to use it for critters...especially if any are planning on getting into my garden that I'm dreaming up!

I've had a container garden for the last few years and while it's done well and I've enjoyed it, I've longed to have a semi-big garden with more than tomatoes and peppers! I've been searching Pinterest and have found some good ideas! I do have several planters around the house that could possibly work for some vegetables! I'll just have to get rid of the dirt in them and fill it with new dirt. Seeing as it's just February, I'm in the planning stages so once the last frost hits, I can get busy! Should I plant seedlings now and keep them inside while they germinate or just buy plants at the store and start with them? These are things I'm not sure about and plan on asking around and going to the local feed store to find out their thoughts.

Right now, I'm planning on having the following in my garden:
Tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Cucumbers
some kind of lettuce
Squash/Zucchini
Basil
Parsley
Cilantro
maybe some jalapenos

I really really like this idea:
Raised cinder block garden

And I'm thinking of having this in my kitchen just because it's adorable Mason Jar Herbs


Do y'all have gardens? Any tips for me?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hello...It's me. And it's FriYAY!

Since my last post, I've settled into my new job and am LOVING it! The school, kids, parents and coaches are a dream to work for! I also moved...I left my beloved Fort Worth and moved to the country! And by country I mean like onto acreage and I can't even see my nearest neighbor! I've been there for three weeks tomorrow and it's been so nice! I'm right on the freeway (well on the frontage road of the freeway) so there is the noise of 18-wheelers whizzing by day and night, but I love it!
You know who else loves it? The pups! Jackie and Canton are loving running around the yard and laying on the porch enjoying the beautiful breeze and sunshine! I'm a sucker for a good sunset and I've not been disappointed at all!
Two worn out pups after being outside all day!

My view most nights...I won't get tired of it that's for sure!

Loving their new porch!
Let's back up a bit and talk about Christmas break! To start off the break, my football boys went down to H-town and pulled out a win to win the FIRST State Championship for Brock High School in Football. Not bad for only being in UIL Football for two years! I'm pretty proud of them and the fact that I got to witness it my first year at Brock! (I'd like to think I was the reason, haha!) I got to go home for a week and celebrate a great Christmas with the family! I'm hoping to have them up next year for a "Country Christmas" at my Little House on the Prairie as my mom says. The day after the New Year, we headed to San Antonio to watch the Frogs pull off the greatest comeback I've ever witnessed in THREE Overtimes!! I'm still freaking pumped about it! 

So now we are well into our Spring Semester, I'm learning to enjoy basketball (it's easy when the teams are good) and softball started last week and baseball has their first scrimmage next week. We're coming up on my favorite part of the year...I love baseball/softball and love being outside, but it also means that we're closer to the end and to SUMMER! :) 

This weekend is going to be fabulous...get to celebrate a special 16 year old tomorrow night and then the Super Bowl on Sunday....GO BRONCOS! I really want Peyton to get a win and go out on top! Here's to FriYAY and a wonderful weekend friends!