Saturday, May 28, 2011

Strawbale Seedlings are Coming Along Nicely

At last count, I had these strawbale seedlings:

77 pea
8 pumpkin
7 cucumber
22 corn stalks
4 spinach
2 swiss chard
71 okra
6 cantaloupe
24 cherokee wax bean
10 blue lake green bean
23 calabacita
9 basil
5 yellow squash
10 grape tomato
1 jalapeno
5 radish
8 watermelon 

I take photos with my cell phone.

These snapshots were from last Sunday, the 22nd, before the storm hit ...
and before I lost cell phone service.

Service was down for three solid days ... I'm not sure how we got service back, 
but I am glad it has been somehow restored.

It is my understanding, hundreds of towers were destroyed.

Other photos from last Sunday were of two projects I had.

One was painting an old, rusty wire shelf thingy ...

... and the other was painting the upper-window on my shed's door
so nobody can see into it, and also figuring out how to 
cover/close the missing bottom panel.

I used an old towel, some epoxy, and lots of duck-tape.

Got real, real tired of the stray cats ripping open my trash bags
after sneaking into that bottom entry ... 
it's been about a week since my creative fixer-upper, 
and I'd say the pesky problem is solved.

So far.

Here is a snapshot of my youngest miracle's 
Dill and Zinnias.


The final two pictures are of last Sunday's sunrise 
... the calm before the storms.

On a final note,
my oldest miracle is somewhere on the other side of the world.

She SHOULD be in Tokyo by now, maybe, I don't know
and it's driving me bonkers.

From Tokyo she catches a flight to Bangkok,
and from Bangkok she goes on into Laos.  

I just want her to get her precious feet on LAND, 
and let her stay there, safely, a while
... so I can catch my breath.

My heart is in my throat.


  1. Beauty! All of it. Well, except for the nasty weather stuff. I'm glad you and yours are safe. Distant family (David's brother's wife's parents and sibs) in Joplin lost everything material, but they are healthy. Be well, MC.

  2. I guess you both are brave! Cause I have a 17 year old ready to go to collage and I'm not ready for that! I could not imagine her leaving the country!

  3. Brooke, this is awesome...I want to plant like, all you did was plant your seeds in this bale of straw...of course with a little dirt put in the are my kinda woman :0)

  4. So glad it's going well!


  5. Della via FacebookMay 28, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    That would be a fun trip.

  6. Sounds like a long trip... So go ahead and breathe otherwise you're gonna pass out and that would just freak out your other two miracles. ;0) Hang in there BB, she clearly gets her adventurous spirit from her mama. What's she going for?


  7. It's a missionary trip, of sorts ... going to teach English to the children ... I don't think they are allowed to "witness" but their behavior and examples can accomplish a lot.

  8. How cool and exciting!!! She'll be FANTASTIC if she ANYTHING like her mama!! ♥


  9. ‎'citing!!


  10. Shawn via FacebookMay 28, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Praying for your oldest miracle. My former SIL was from Laos.

  11. Bee via FacebookMay 28, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Brooke, your daughter is living her faith and an example to us all. God Bless her and bring her home safely.

  12. Mandy via FacebookMay 28, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Oh so fun for her what a life experience! How nerve racking for you!

  13. She will be fine Brooke! Think of the wonderful experiences she will have! Travelling to other countries and seeing differeent cultures will expand her horizons and mold her future. :)


  14. ((( Thank you ALL ... love you ALL ... please pray for all of those hurting in Missouri, and my oldest miracle so far from home. )))

  15. Where did you learn how to do this? I am very interested. Need more info please.



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