I'm making plans already for #2's bag. He wants one he can use as a school bag. He's got some pretty elaborate ideas too. He wants a tote kind of like the one I made for #5, but he wants a cross-body strap, a flap closure, and an additional interior pocket for his gaming dice. He needs it to be able to hold all his school stuff, which means adding in additional support somehow. I've got my work cut out for me!
Sage is doing well. She is still mostly in eat or sleep mode, but she has played a few times, and her little claws are sharp! She chews on my lips or my nose when I try to snuggle with her. She's adorable, but still so tiny. It's hard to know how to play with her. I wish she had someone her size to curl up with or play with. She's too small for toys yet, but soon, I'm sure, she will be running around chasing the jingle balls and the mitten toy. I am excited to watch her grow.
I haven't had much down time lately to do any more tomato or pepper research. Every time I attempt to sit down, #5 needs something. And of course he doesn't go to sleep on his own, which means by the time he actually goes to sleep, I'm exhausted and ready for bed too. It's a struggle to have time to write up a blog some days, but here I am, trying to keep my thoughts and projects updated and shared promptly.
Some random ideas floating around in my head currently...
We just bought a length of PVC piping to fit inside an old pair of #1's boots. They will become planters this summer if I can figure out a way to cut the pipe to the proper size. I'm not sure what to plant in them yet... flower, herb, or vegetable?
Pistachio shells - potential craft project, or compost fodder?
Winter sowing experiment I meant to do last year... Big clear tote, drainage holes in bottom, holes in top to let rain and snow in. Fill plastic cups with soil, plant seeds, and line them up in the tote, then use the tote as the greenhouse. This would give individual plants more space, both with roots and with height. Possibly a great idea for peppers and/or tomatoes. Or maybe apple tree seedlings?
It came out really nice. It smells like sunflower seeds, and it tastes good too. I can't taste any honey at all, but the sunflower definitely came through!