Monday, February 24, 2014

A Couple Projects....

Well, I'm glad to be back again. I had a bad case of strep throat, but I am much better now. I can't say as I ever remember having strep before. It is definitely not something I would ever want again either!
I was up early one morning and watched the sunrise over our old farmhouse, where our eldest son lives now with his family. I was able to catch a snapshot of the beauty that God's handiwork gives us on a daily basis.
Have you ever tried re-growing your celery? I have seen pins on pinterest about it, so I figured I might as well try it and see how well it goes. I don't have a green thumb, so anything green inside my house doesn't usually have too much of a chance. I have to say though, it seems to be doing okay.
I cut off about 2 inches of the celery stem and put it in a jar of water. I only put just enough water in it to cover the root part. I did notice that as time went by, the outside pieces of the celery started turning brown and getting soft and mushy. I just peeled those pieces away as they rotted, until it stopped rotting. I believe I kept it in a jar of water for about 6 weeks, when the roots really started growing well and long. That's when I planted the whole thing in dirt. I have 2 plants going and each one is doing quite well, as you can see in my picture.
Since that little project worked out, I decided to try out another. I placed the root part of my green onions in some water and by golly, I have more green onions! It only took about a week and a half to get some nice looking green onions. I plan on using these up and trying them again. I wonder how many times one plant will re-grow?
Our sweet baby granddaughter is growing so fast. She likes to spend time with her Meme and Papa. We just love when she comes to visit. She is at that very curious stage of where she gets into everything. She's crawling and climbing, but not walking yet. Soon though, I think.
I finished our pantry curtains. I'm so glad they are done. I was a bit hesitant on the fabric choice, but it was what my husband liked, so we bought it. I'm glad we did, because I really like how it looks.
Tonight is my first spring craft class. I haven't taught a spring class in 8 years. There is 12 or more signed up, so I guess I will be busy.
I'll be posting some of the crafts that we do, so you can see them.
I don't tell my students what we are doing week to week. They find out when they come to class. I do give them a supply list at the beginning, so they are prepared, but they have no clue what they are prepared for. I hope they like what they are doing tonight.
I better go get ready!


  1. Glad you are feeling better, Julie.. I am doing the celery now, too and have been doing the onions for about a year.. They grow at least twice but by then the roots are getting kind of soggy.. smile..
    Love your pantry curtains and of course your wee grand baby is gorgeous..
    Have a great week, dear friend.. xo

    1. That's good to know. Thank you. I wondered if that would happen. I do change the water everyday, so it doesn't get slimy, but I suppose sitting in water all the time it's bound to get soft.
      Aren't grandbabies special?!
      I hope you are doing well. I think of you often, especially during these crazy winter storms.

  2. Yes, glad the strep throat is gone and over with!!! No more of that! I shall be doing the celery and onions. Sounds like fun and the price of groceries here in western NY .......let's just say - outrageous!!!!! I really like your pantry curtains. they look wonderful.

    May you have a pleasant week and keep enjoying that new house!!

    1. Thank you! I am definitely glad it's gone.
      I think you'll enjoy watching the celery and onions grow. Our 4 year old granddaughter loves to check on them every time she comes to visit. You're right! The price of groceries is OUTRAGEOUS! It's only going to get worse with all the drought in the West and freezing in the South. I plan on planting a big garden this year and canning, canning, canning!
      Stay warm and safe!


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