I am a small town girl. I came to Austin to study at The University of Texas, and a very handsome boy sat behind me in class. I love baking, sewing, watching movies, laughing, and willing my plants to grow.
Making your own plant food is actually pretty simple! And I’ll be able to make more gallons of fertilizer with less money than buying the premade stuff. Plus, I know what goes in it, so we know what the plants will be eating, and what we will be eating. Good strong plants need good food to grow and fight off all those pesky bugs.
For one gallon of water (our can is two gallons, so I double this):
I dump all the ingredients into the watering can, then fill it the rest of the way with water. Sprinkle on the garden 2-4 times a month. Then I get jealous that the plants are eating molasses, and immediately want some cookies.
We are so happy to have some baby tomatoes starting! I love going out to the garden and seeing how green everyone is, and how fast everyone is growing. I started making my own fertilizer mix, and I really think its working. Its a more organic blend, and you know how those hipster farmers market foods can be. Next I want to start a mason bee colony, to help out until some of our flowers start blooming more.
My knitting skills are coming along! I was having some trouble making the edges, and it turns out I was doing the yarn overs wrong! But after that mystery was solved, the edges came out much better on the second one. So decorative. Six more practice washcloths, and I’ll be knitting hats in no time.
Hut’s has a special place in our hearts. We went there on a special date a long time ago, so we like to go back and hold hands and share onion rings. We even walk from blocks away, since they are located right on 6th Street. It is very diner-y, with the burgers and fries in little red baskets lined with paper. The burgers are good and messy. The fries are crispy. And the onion rings are huge and have some pepper on them that is extra delicious. I always have Jon cut the rings in half, so they can fit in the ketchup cup.
I’ve finally started to learn how to knit. It took me about 5 tries to get it going, but my dishcloth is coming along. The two needles can be quite a handful. With a little more practice, hopefully I’ll be able to graduate to hats by cool weather season.
In the fall, Jon and I would end the day with a nice cup of chamomile tea while we curled up on the couch together. We found some chamomile seeds to plant this spring, and we are excited to see the dainty flowers grow soon. Send a comforting hello with a stitched up chamomile card, now in the shop!