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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ethan's baptism!

I am behind on my Thanksgiving blogs and pictures but our big event for the month was Ethan's baptism!

Isn't he cute. It's hard to believe he is growing up so fast.

This was mainly a family affair. His daddy was able to baptize and confirm him.

Tracy's brother Chris and his wife and children came up from Columbia.

Kevin and Bonnie came up from Florida. Little Katie was such a cutie and on the go. She thinks she's one of the big kids already.

The kids had a wonderful time together and they get along so well. I'm so glad they are such good buddies.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Greenhouse growing!

The weather is really turning cooler and fall is here but I am hoping to get a little more from the fall garden including tomatoes, green beans and peppers. So, when a frost warning was sounded, we made some black plastic tarps to go over a few beds. It seemed to work for that night but we will have some colder nights this weekend!

We are finally growing in the greenhouse. These are lettuce ponds. The lettuce is in a small cup with a hole on the bottom sitting in styrofoam with liquid fertilizer in water underneath. I just aerate the water once a day and the lettuce will live and grow in the water medium.

This is our hydroponics and perlite tubes that we plan to grow broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, etc in through the winter.

The little plants were hurting waiting around but looked better over night. We pump the nutrients through the tubes 1-3 times a day depending on the weather and warmth. This will be fun to see how they turn out. We have three other tubes ready that we can put in the system as soon as I have a few more plants to try!

We are getting tomatoes off our greenhouse tomatoes and also eggplant. Either way, we have plans for the greenhouse which is a hobby and an adventure!