Sunday, March 21, 2010

Header How To

Thanks for the comments on my new header. With spring officially here it was time for a cheerier look on my blog. I can take credit for the photo, I however can not take credit for the how to.

Here is my unedited photo:

And the edited version for the header:

I recently learned how to make great headers from a blog I read A Foothill Home Companion. You can find her tutorial here. She uses an online photo editing program called Picnik to tweak photos and add writing.

I have been really wanting to do more with this blog, which I think is half of the reasons by posts have been lacking. I hate posts without photos, and I really want to be using/taking better photos. I think I am sick of my little camera and am really yearning for a nice digital SLR that I can't afford. I look at this one all the time.


The crocus are up a full month earlier than last year.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Growing Seedlings

Within the last couples weeks I have begun planting some seeds (indoors still here). I am hopeful of our gardens this years, especially after last year's horrible season. The weather we had stunted everything and by August I had pretty much given up in defeat on our veggies.
This year I think we will go all out again. The colder weather crops will be planted in our garden by the garage and the warmer crops will go in the big garden by the pond.
First to go out will be leeks, onions, lettuces, spinach, bok choy, brocollli, cabbage, beets, radishes, carrots, swiss chard, beans, peas,cucumbers, and potatoes.
Then the herbs: rosemary, basil, dill, parsley, oregano, and thyme.
The rest will follow winter squash, summer squash, eggplant, pumpkins, corn, and tomatoes. Speaking of tomatoes, I'll have a few new heirlooms to try this year thanks to Danni at Critter Farm. She graciously offered up seeds to her readers and is sending me 3 varieties all the way from Oregon. The blogging world amazes me sometimes.