May 28, 2007

Raise High the Roofbeam


This is a little better! Now my house block for the RR looks like a house! I need to finish the roof and the chimneys, then put in a bit of greenery and a couple of birdies, and maybe a pet or two, and I'm done! This stone house is featured on my blog a few weeks ago (in April, actually--it FEELS like just a few weeks, really); it is a Vermillion stitchery design, believe it or not, and is called Plantation Sampler. It's likely out of print; I bought it with a little bunch of samplers from an ebay seller. I like it because it looks like the old houses in Pennsylvania.

This weekend was a whirlwind of stitching, grocery shopping (tell me why we need to go each of the three days to the grocery store where there are just two of us living here) and gardening. Lots of gardening! Here's my 20x10 foot veggie raised bed. The neighbors all think it's hysterical and call me the "farmer." Guess they've never seen a tomato growing before. What? They think they grow in plastic packages in the store? Oddly, although all the houses in this neighborhood have large lots, nobody seems to try to grow anything edible. In fact, the covenants of this neighborhood association were quite strict regarding how close to the lot line the garden should be. Why? Are they worried my melons are going to make a break for it?

5 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh I love your stitching AND your garden! Wonder what your neighbors would think of OUR neighborhood? I mean lots of gardens, ducks in the back yard and people riding horses down the sidewalk? Think it would scare them?

Barbara said...

That is a GREAT house for you NRR!!

Here, the front yards are very small, but a few daring families use theirs for high-yield crops like zucchini and tomoatoes - but the reaction of other people in the neighborhood is unreal! You'd think they were doing some kind of dangerous experiments or something. I don't dare plant anything more than herbs....

Michelle said...

Your house and garden are both looking great - you've been busy!

Itching To Stitch said...

Love your house and you've done a great job on your garden (but do keep an eye on those melons) ;)

Red said...

LOVE the garden! Good for you for being a non-conformist and actually growing your own food...so unheard of in these parts where everything is instant access and overpriced.