Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Veg Report Week 4 & WW Quilt Blocks

First I'd like to tell you that yesterday was our 6 month anniversary of moving to the Squash House! So far we're really enjoying retirement and the Squash House - it was the right move for us!

Here are a few of my Winter Wonderland blocks I've done this week. I only have a few left to go, then I can begin laying it out on the design wall. I'd really like to get it done and entered into our quilt guild's show in September, but that might be a stretch. Time will tell. I find the more of these I sew, the better I get. I have so many red fabrics that it has been fund pairing them together!

Now to the Friday Vegetable Garden report for week 4. I must say we have had monsoon-like weather for most of the past week! The weather reporter last night said we should be in the 80's and sunny, but no....the monsoons continue. I mananged to snap a few photos during a dry spell yesterday. Other than the lettuce, there hasn't been a lot of growth - just too wet! Only half the sugar snap peas and half the beans have germinated, so I may replant once the sun comes back for good.


The pumpkins seem to like the rain - several large, new leaves! Mr. Squash thought we ought to put these little pumpkin stakes out - they usually go by the front door during Halloween!


Not a lot going on here with the zucchini and pickling cukes. I did add a squash, along with some pole beans on the far left.


Check out the potatoes in the potato tower! They normally don't like to be wet, but they don't seem to mind it here! I need to begin adding more soil so they will produce potatoes all the way to the top!
Poor little melon below....he has a new melon buddy on the left that hasn't yet germinated. The irrigation guy put out those cute little drip lines last week!


Eggplants on either side of the drip line are about the same as last week. But all of the sunflower seeds to the right next to the little wire fence have germinated. I don't know who will get their produce first - us or the squirrels...stay tuned later this summer!


Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Marie said...

Happy that your enjoying your retirement and that life is good for you both. Your garden is wonderful, I am sure a little sunshine will help . Have a great weekend my friend. Hugs, Marie

Stephanie said...

Happy Squash House anniversary. What would squash house be without squash in the garden. Very pretty red and white blocks.

Quilt Hollow said...

Life seems to be real good at yours. :-)

Nanna said...

the garden is coming along nicely & I love those quilt squares, could be casue they're RED! LOL yea I love red LOL
Helen

ferne said...

Love the garden pics! Mine is about the same, but I hear summer is coming tomorrow...today it looks like winter again. I love the little pumpkin marker, but soon it will be lost and replaced with little pumpkins...too cute!

Oh I LOVE the quilt blocks! Great job you are doing!

Mary said...

Wow, it doesn't seem like you have been in your new house 6 months. Can't wait to see your finished quilt. The blocks are great.

Ulla said...

Your quilt blocks look great, just keep working on them and you will finish the quilt for the show.
Your Veg Report shows that you are almost a farmer!

AnnieO said...

Wow, six months already! You've almost got three seasons in now :) Glad you've been so busy and enjoyed it all.

Red and cream is such a happy combo, great looking blocks there! This reminds me that I have a quilt to make and finish by an October birthday so I better get cracking....

Hope the sun shows its face so your planting season explodes soon!

Jackie said...

Candace, your blocks are stunning! I love red. Your fabric choices though really appeal to me.

Six months? Boy, that happened fast.

Thank you for another garden picture - you're helping me work on Greg. This time when I showed Greg the picture and said "I want one of these" he gave me a different response. This time it was "next spring"!

ultramanj said...

Well it looks like you could have some fabulous salads!!

I love your WW blocks. Red's my favorite so I look forward to seeing your red & white quilt. Good luck getting it done in time for the show in September!
Karen

Louise said...

That six months has flown by! Just reading your posts to your blog you both sound so happy in your new home and new neighborhood.
Love the blocks..Anxious to see it completed. The garden is coming along so fast, and I promise I have not sent that rain over there to you...how do I know? ..Because we are still getting it here..Happy weekend!

Sherri said...

Love those red blocks...and your garden is just amazing...lots of hard work there!

Sharon said...

I love the red/white blocks. As for your garden, it's so much better than mine, I only have some volunteer potatoes ;-) I'm going to plant this weekend, it's supposed to be dry for a few days here. Let's hope for sun all over the state!

Carrie P. said...

Nice blocks. I have started the stitchery.
Garden looks great. I saw that potato tower done a garden show recently. Pretty neat idea.

Kay said...

There's nothing like red and white blocks!
I so admire that incredibly neat garden.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The yard is incredible, just like your house. And the blocks are wonderful. I especially like that mini stripe.