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This Week’s Goals

Note: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.   French study: In order to make my Skype conversations with friends in France easier, I am studying French every day, since it has been 17 years since I spoke French every day in Switzerland and France. 1. Read or listen to the Book of Mormon in French…

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This Week’s Goals

  I deadheaded all of the sunburnt roses last week. The photo above is what it looked like before I cut them; you can see some already quite brown from the sun. You can see my bolted lettuce there, too; I picked some seeds from those last week and I will pick more this week…

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This Week’s Goals

My white Saint Theresa hydrangea changing to pink–though it’s supposed to not ever change colors, since it is a white hydrangea. I gave it some soil sulphur last week to lower the ph in hopes of fixing the problem.   Last week’s goals were tossed out the window when I ended up reading. Winter borrowed…

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This Week’s Goals

Temperatures are climbing back up to normal this week and we will see 100º by Saturday. Therefore, my garden work needs to be done early in the week. I worked hard last week to remove caterpillar-infected leaves from the grape vines, but I still have many more to tackle. I read on the local nursery’s…

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Garden Progress & This Week’s Goals

Larkspur. These reseed themselves in the garden every year.   I tried last week for a shortened to-do list for the week, and still, it didn’t happen. It reminded me of this quote from C.S. Lewis. Interestingly enough, my children picked this video to watch on Sunday, which was a great thing for me to see in…

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Garden Progress and This Week’s Goals

  During a break from the wind, my dad helped me finish taking out the Liberty apple tree. He also cut down the two grapefruit trees you see in the photo above (on the left; one is just a dead trunk). I still have the roots to remove on those two, but they are down…

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Winter’s Accomplishment

Some of you expressed an interest in knowing more about some of the things that Winter has been doing. This post will tell you.   In our church, when a girl is 12 years old, she enters the Young Women’s program. This program goes until age 18. Each young woman works toward the goal of…

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Thoughts on the Garden and My Goals for This Week

  My first peony!  I’ve seen Claus Darby’s name on several of the photos I’ve pinned on Pinterest before, but it wasn’t until Friday that I started reading his blog, inspired by the photo I saw on Pinterest of his sunken white garden. The more I read, the more I realize how much my white…

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My Goals for This Week

Garden: Every year in April, shortly after just starting to set lots of fruit, my snow peas succumb to powdery mildew. I use drip irrigation and there hasn’t been any rain, but I still have this problem each year.  So, I will be taking out my peas this week and planting something else in their…

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This Week’s Goals

Gardening: 1. Dig out apple tree. This is proving difficult as the roots are large, but I will get it out. 2. Finish pruning espaliered apples 3. Plant apricot in place of apple 4. Plant warm season vegetables. It is going to be 87º F today (my fig tree has leafed out and has fruit…

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This Week’s Goals

  The garden at sunrise Saturday morning I have another child’s birthday coming up shortly, so I have some sewing to do! She asked me for a blouse and some pajamas, so I need to make those this week, and possibly another gift or two. She also asked for a puzzle, so I’ll make a…

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This Week’s Goals

Cooler weather has returned, along with a rainstorm that came last night and lasted until the early hours of this morning.  I’ve got a long list of tasks this week that I hope to be up and doing. Here are my plans:   Sewing: 1. Make birthday gifts for Elsa: skirt, doll dress, dress, and…