Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I forgot to blog about this...

A couple of weekends ago Brett & I decided to get out of Davenport for the day.  We went to the Amana Colonies which are a little more than an hour away from here.  

The Amana Colonies are formed by a 17 mile loop of a handful of former Amish communities.  Many of the old buildings have been converted into cute little shops and restaurants.  They had lots of German restaurants (read: not vegetarian), so it took us a while to find a place but we eventually found somewhere to eat lunch.  

Image of me per my grandmother's request.  ;)  Hi Grandma!

Side note:  I walked into one restaurant and asked what they had that was vegetarian.  I was offered frog legs.  

All in all it was a fun little day trip.  I was a little disappointed because I thought it was an actual Amish community.  I found out later you have to travel a little bit farther North for that.  Maybe next time.  :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vegetable Garden

Brett & I woke up early this morning to get outside and start working on our vegetable garden. While Brett readied our planter beds I planted some cilantro (shockingly difficult to find)...

...and basil seeds in pots to grow in our sunroom.

Wow. Look at those hands...looks like I'm bringing filthy back...only I don't think Justin Timberlake ever sang a song about that.

I also potted some strawberries and started seeds for watermelon and zucchini.

After that the tomato plants went in. This year we planted 1 roma and 1 cherry tomato plant.

Next, I planted a few rows of broccoli, followed by jalapeno and red bell peppers, and some onions.

Then this cute little bunny helped me plant some impatiens in my window boxes out front.

No, not really. But there was a cute little bunny, and I did plant some pretty impatiens. See?:

We also cleared a patch in our yard where we will be growing sweet corn. We are expecting a ton of rain this weekend (possibly 4+ inches) and we were worried that heavy rain would wash away our newly planted seeds, so that will have to wait.

More garden updates to come. :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

This is Also Completely Off Topic

Attention Urban Outfitters: This is not an outfit.

It does not in any way qualify as clothing. Sorry.

This is Completely Off Topic

Does anybody else think that Piper Perabo bears an uncanny resemblance to Carly Simon?

'Cause I do.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Blog Header

Look! ^^^^^ A new blog header!

It's cute. It's springy. It's everything I hope the outside world to be. :)

So long, snowflakes!
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