Thursday, September 29, 2011

Welcome to My Garden


Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday!

I am happy to say that today is my SITS day!  If you aren’t familiar with SITS it’s a wonderful group of women bloggers.  You drop by, you make friends, and you get to find new and interesting reads!  It’s pretty awesome!

So, today is my feature day and I feel so special and so honored to be a part of this great group!

If you’re new here, welcome!  Here are a couple of posts that I am particularly fond of:

Well, who am I?  If you haven’t read my feature, you can check it our over on SITS.  I’m an urban homesteader.  I love to cook, I love to bake, I love to garden and I love to try new things.  I’m an old-fashioned gal trying to get back to the old fashion ways.

When I’m not blogging here, I am one of two editors over on woodlotfarms.com.   The website is all about building local community. Helping & educating each other, providing practical solutions for complicated problems.  Engaging directly with nature.  Becoming self-reliant and less dependent on outside resources. Go on over and take a peek! 

So, sit back, grab a cup of tea, and dig in.  

Thanks for stopping by!

the garden girl

38 comments:

donna dorrane said...

Hi there,
Congrats on your feature! Local Philly Gurl here who never had a green thumb, but enjoys looking at gardens (veg. and flower)

There are more and more community gardens being started here as well. Will check out your site for tips, inspiration, patience, and endurance...lol.

Eclipsed said...

Congratulations on your feature. Enjoy your SITS Day!

I'm Domestic not Dead said...

I'm visiting from SITS, and want to tell you thank you! I have a very small yard, but my children have always wanted a garden. My idea of a garden is what I had growing up, acre upon acre, row upon row, which is something I can't give them where we are now. I the picture of your garden, and was so inspired by the manageable size and attractiveness inside what looked like a small yard. I'm going to start making plans for our spring garden now! Happy SITS day to you, too!

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy SITS Day to you!!!

Maria said...

Love what you're doing! I think we all secretly want to live a life similar to yours...well, I know I do!

Congrats on being featured on SITS today!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature! Great blog!

Nini said...

HAPPY SITS day!!! I only wish I had a green thumb! And look you can sew too. Jealous! Just poking around a bit. Hope you enjoy your special day!

claudia b said...

Hi, I'm visiting from SITS, I love everything you are doing, I have just started this (sub)urban homesteading adventure and love it!

Christa aka The BabbyMama said...

Congrats on your SITS Day!

We are also gardeners on a small scale, but this year we had critters noshing on everything so had to do three rounds of plantings before anything stuck. Our harvest this year was pathetic :(

Eva Gallant said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I admire your energy and envy those wonderful fresh veggies!

Marie said...

Happy SITS day! I am looking forward to grabbing my tea and reading more. ;)

titlelessblog.com said...

I just stopped by from SITS. You have a lovely blog. It's inspiring to the greenthumb-challenged, like myself.

Michele said...

To Donna:

That is great news about the community gardens popping up around you. I am trying to establish one in my neighborhood right now too!

To Domestic Not Dead:
I'm so glad you are going to start a garden next year. It is a great learning experience for children to learn how and where their food comes from. And you're right. You don't need alot of space anymore to have a successful garden. It is called Square Foot Gardening. Good luck! And feel free to email me again if you have any questions getting started.

Thank you all for your comments. I hope you enjoy my little stories! Keep visiting for more fun blogs. Upcoming projects include making a wristlet, how to freeze peppers for the winter and tackling how to crochet. Wish me luck on that one!

Michelle said...

Hello from another Michelle. I read your featured post on SITS. You are so right about canning being a great way to give a gift. I did apple butter for Christmas gifts last year, and it was a lot of work but I think it meant so much more than a gift card.

Liz said...

Way to go Michele.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

So funny to read what you said about grabbing a cup of tea. I just wrote a comment over on the SITS Site saying that I'm going to go have a cup of tea and read some more of your posts because I found you featured one so interesting. I'm also excited to see some more of your photos. See you soon!

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PatriciaD said...

Congrats on YOUR day...so much fun.

I have just moved home to Alaska and we did not get a garden in this year...very short growing season here. We may have snow in a few weeks, certainly already on the mountains all the way around us. Next year I hope to have one though, even it's pretty small to start. The main thing I'm going to miss growing up here is the tomatoes (my absolute favorite garden veggie). But we can grow great potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries (did get some of the last two in this year).

So, have a great day, enjoy and keep up the good work.

Cheryl Roth said...

Congrats on your SITS day! What you are doing is great! I hope more people catch on, it may change the world.

Tammy said...

Happy SITS day to you! :) I hope you have a fantastic day! Off to look around. I have a bunch of tomatoe in my fridge right now from the garden...going to look to see if you have any yummy recipes! :)

confused homemaker said...

Congrats on being featured today! I love the movement back to a more connected & intentional way of life no matter where we live. It is great to see :)

Jenny said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I'm excited to read your blog. We have an apartment with a small porch and I dream of the day I can have a large garden :)

Caren with a "C" said...

Happy SITS Day! You are a girl after my own heart! Self-sufficiency is so important in today's world.

Megan said...

Love the blog. Totally hooked! Happy Sits day!

Sandy Elliott said...

WOW, what a green thumb you have! Wish I could grow a garden like that. Am jealous of those who can. You also have a great blog. And I agree, homemade gifts mean so much more

Congrats on your feature. Enjoy YOUR day. :)

toi said...

Hello there Garden Girl, nice to meet you. I really like your blog because this year we started gardening and we are doing our own compost for next here. I hope to stop by often to get some tips on good gardening.

Happy SITs' day!

toi said...

I meant next year, LOL :)

Jeanette said...

Your blog is really cool- I can tell I'll be spending lots of time with you. The skirt in the next post down is adorable, and I'm loving the design of your blog!

misssrobin said...

Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's a fun day for you.

Off to read more.

Leslie said...

Happy SITS Day! Looking forward to getting to see more of your blog!

Classy Career Girl said...

Happy SITS day Garden Girl! Hope it is great! :)

OMG! Yummy said...

Congrats on your SITS day - loved the ratatouille wraps post - easy and creative. I love being able to use up various items from my veggie drawer.

I only have 3 pots of herbs but I love going out and cutting fresh for my cooking. Stop by my food blog sometime when you have "spare" moment :-)

Trish said...

Happy SITS Day!

Franchesca said...

Very nice to 'meet' you!! Happy SITS day!!

all.things.fadra said...

I love that you describe yourself as a modern urban homesteader. Where I live (Raleigh) the big things that the city allows are beekeeping and chicken coops and I have friends that take advantage of both! Right now, I just try to keep some seasonal flowers in the yard.

Happy SITS Day!

Semper Wifey said...

Happy SITS day! :)

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LBDDiaries said...

I think I left my SITS comment over on the SITS website and forgot to come over here. Sorry I am late but I can't wait to dig through your posts - such beautiful pictures and good info, too! I can't wait to try the Ratatouille Wrap Recipe.

Michele said...

Thank you all for your great comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed my blog and hope you come back often. It was nice to meet everyone!