May 26, 2010

Our Wedding

This past weekend was our wedding!

It was absolutely beautiful. We are so appreciative of all our family and friends who showed up to celebrate this special occasion.

And they lived happily ever after.

OK, a big P.S. that is totally off the topic of wedding. My thesis advisor just informed me that she is leaving the university on August 31. That means 3 months to finish this thesis! Yikes! But, no more wedding planning. Therefore, I apologize if I do not post for three months. I will have my nose buried in surveys and writing pages about technology's effect on building and maintaining audiences for arts organizations.

May 18, 2010

A Toad in the Garden!

Today we saw our first toad in the garden! Toads are very welcome garden guests because one toad will eat tens of thousands of species of bad bugs in a single season!

In order to accommodate this toad, and hopefully attract others, I built a toad abode!

Toad abodes provide a cool damp place for toads to escape the hot day sun. They are simple to build. I took two bricks, placed them on their sides and put a panel of wood on top. In order to keep the toad abode cool I placed clumps of soil all around and on top. In a few days I will sprinkle grass seed on top of the abode. The grass will form a root system and keep the soil in place. In addition to being functional the grass will also improve the aesthetics of the abode.

You can buy terracotta toad abodes. However, you must cover them with soil. If you don't the abode will get very hot during the day and it will not serve its purpose.

Future hubby had the ambition to redesign our watering process. He purchased and installed soaker hoses!!! Now we won't have to stand in the garden watering the plants every morning and night! Future hubby is the best!

P.S.- Future hubby will soon be hubby come Saturday!

May 2, 2010

Growing Vegetables!

Our vegetables are growing!

These are our asparagus!

These are our spaghetti squash!

These are our soybeans!

And these are our spinach! (coming along slowly)

Our flowers are also growing very nicely!