Monday, June 24, 2013

Projects and Rain!

This past week has been spent working on a few projects.

The first one was getting my strawberry jam put up.

The berries were big and juicy when I picked them!

They made some nice jars of jam!

Now all I need to do is get the labels on and they will be ready for the Farmers Market.

I found these wonderful labels here:

My next project has been what to do with all of the infant formula cans that we used while the grandson was here.

I think I have over 20 of them!

I painted up some for  the 4th of July.

Ribbons will be added to a few for wind-socks.

 The rest will probably become flower holders to decorate our picnic table.

I have also been working on a banner to decorate my Farmers Market tent.

This heavy muslim fabric has been stashed in my closet forever.
 I knew I would find a great use for it!

The banner pattern can be found here.

Between rain showers I got all of my tomatoes caged and mulched.

You can see the water still standing in the field.

My cherries and mulberries are still coming fast and furious.

Our plan was to head to the farm yesterday for some fruit pickin, but that never happened.

Darn thunderstorms rolled thru just when we were getting ready to leave!

My intentions were to be up and out the door early this morning to mow at the farm.
 Weed the garden.
 I am sure with all of the rain they have about taken over.
Then finish picking what ever cherries the birds left behind.

But the sky is full of thunderstorms again!

My morning coffee spot is soaked!

Rainy days and Mondays, they are beginning to get me down,



  1. Beautiful strawberries and I love your morning coffee spot. So pretty.

    1. The place where I pick the strawberries always has such a nice crop!

  2. wow, you have been busy!
    What do you do with the mulberries?
    We have some trees. The girls have always picked them just to eat. Do they make a decent jam?

    1. I was going to make jam out of the mulberries, but the birds have ate most of them. Maybe I will throw some in a strawberry pie.

  3. I love your patriotic cans and your banner! Thanks for the links too! :)

    1. I still have quite a few cans I need to do something with, but this is a start!

  4. Yeah...what is with this rain anyway??? Your idea for the formula cans is brilliant! I mean...I look at those things and think they are perfect for something and now you have my head spinning!!! Bravo friend!!! They look fantastic!!!! We are going to be making paper windsocks for the 4th but if I come up with something nifty with the cans can I feature you and your project on my blog???? What a terrific way to up cycle!!!

    1. Sure hope you didn't end up with a basement full of water again today! I googled baby formula containers and came up with lots of ideas! This was just one of them.

  5. Great idea using the cans Liz! I hear ya with the rain! It's rained here everyday for-ever... My garden is starting to look like a rain forest.. lush and green and I'm scared a snake may move right on in up under the cucumber plants. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it :)
    Have a great week!

    1. You are right, the garden sure is nice and green. But those darn weeds grow just as fast too!

  6. Those strawberries look gorgeous! I bet they were delicious and perfect for jam. So cool how you're repurposing the formula cans! I would never think to do something so creative like that. I love your morning coffee spot - so pretty!

    1. The jam is so good! I have been using the formula cans to protect my pepper plants as well. Thanks for stopping by!