05 June 2009

growing and making.

and pruning and harvesting. chopping and rinsing. sewing and adorning.

now in the second trimester, i'm feeling the need to nest. to create. well, i always feel the need to create, but now i finally have the energy for it again. as a result, i am either on the brink or in the midst of several projects in my wee spare time...

-one artwork commission that i'm really looking forward to digging into.
-a writing assignment
-early thoughts and jots for the Tomato Art Fest at Art & Invention Gallery later this summer.
-getting ready (almost) to launch a little something i've been dreaming about for awhile now.
-countless house details as we glimpse the end of this lengthy renovation tunnel. we're finally hanging the tinsel on the tree, so to speak, even if there are still some lopsided branches.
-planting. i potted a lavender garden on our upstairs deck, and on the ground below, jeremy's vegetable garden is flourishing. i'm amazed at the progress considering he grew a lot of the crops from seeds. tonight for dinner, i steamed our first pluckings: a big handful of green beans. the corn is almost as tall as Eli now, and in a matter of weeks we'll have bushels of tomatoes.

soon, i will return to post about our recent family vacations and to share more. but for now, here's a little look at how we're welcoming summer (mostly by eating) & learning more and more to enjoy the simple things in life.











11 comments:

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing your garden bounty! Lovely! And looks like E (and new baby on the way) are going to grow up with a great appreciation for where food comes from. I can't wait to see the results of your nesting stage :)

jenni said...

Hmm, I wonder if you're launching what I think you're launching? Regardless, it'll be very cool, coming from you. :)

Anonymous said...

Kierstin,
I couldn't help but envy your weather environment and garden which are both much further along than ours. 'They' (the evil weathermen) are actually calling for SNOW tonight...and I just finally put the shovel away that had it's place by the front door for far too long this year! Alas, springtime in the Rockies.

We look forward to seeing Jeremy in July! I'll let you know if he'll still need some boots when he comes...
Julie

Anonymous said...

yeah..i love to see your creations. By the way i LOVED YOUR HOME AND STILL THINK ABOUT IT... and want you to come re-do my home. Your garden bounty looks yummy and fresh.
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Sarah S said...

somehow... I didn't know you were prego! I'm 6 weeks from our due date... and super excited... I pray this trimester is full of energy and productivity!!!

Sarah S said...

and if your in cali... come add your special touches to my house too!!! xo ;)

Robyn Jones Clark said...

yum! i can tell eli like his corn on the cob.. i don't think he left a kernel on there... haha:) i can't wait to see what you are launching... i need to get everyone well in my family so i can finally work on my etsy shop and website...

Anonymous said...

Kierstin,

since I don't have your direct email, I wanted to let you know Jeremy's extra CD's arrived this afternoon safe & sound.

He sounded like he is having a wonderful time riding 4 wheel ATV's at 7,000+ feet elevation in the Beartooth Mountains. Lucky guy!

Julie

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