I am up to my eyeballs with work! My schedule from the last post shows no signs to evolving into one of eating bonbons and watching romantic movies anytime soon!
There still seems to be some confusion about the purpose of the new teal and light blue food bags. Let me see if I can do a better job of explaining it:
If you live in a cooler, hipper place than I do, there may be stores like Whole Foods, Wild Oats or local health food stores that sell things like flour, oats, couscous, etc out of large bins. You can scoop out as much as you want and put it in a thin produce bag, and label it for the checker. When you get home, you empty the plastic bags into a Tupperware container or glass jar or whatever your preferred storage container is... and throw away the plastic bag.
Photo by bcmom
These bags that I have made are supposed to be an eco-friendly reusable alternative to more plastic bags. They come in sets of three (one each large, medium, and small) and are intended to be taken to the store like the other reusable bags. The difference is that these are made from lightweight nylon material that will not leak flour all over you as the tulle net ones would!
Bulk food bags.
I have lined each bag with light blue rip stop nylon in such a way that the seams are sandwiched together and won't get "gunked up" (technical term) with food as you use them.
Did I do a better job of explaining this time?? I know if you don't have stores around that sell "bulk food" you may have trouble picturing all of this. That's okay. I live in the fat South, and the only thing "bulk" around here is the people!!
Other that sewing like crazy, I am still working in the gardens. Went with Stud muffin to Home Depot today for more metal edging to finish (naw, just keep working on) this chore:
In front of the house *mostly* finished! Next up, mulch!!
Steve got some new decorations.
Stud Muffin doesn't like geraniums, so I put them waaaay out here on Steve.
The veggie garden is growing right along. Garlic is quite high.
The raised beds are very full. The early stuff needs to grow and be harvested so there will be more room for the heat loving plants.
Tomatoes in front, peppers in the middle, and peas in the back.
Anyone need oregano? Got plenty!
I was going to post pictures of my little fruit trees with tiny little fruits started, but Blogger is being dorky. So imagine fuzzy little peaches and apples with a couple of bitty pears thrown in!
So this week will be spent frantically cleaning up for the arrival of MIL and BG (Borrowed Grandpa) who will watch the doggies while Stud Muffin and I are off to see Almost Grown graduate from college! Yeah for AG, not the cleaning part! We also get to see Not Quite Grown for the first time since Christmas!