Thursday, July 31, 2008

visiting the blog?!?

Hmmm...I get this feeling that many viewers of the LaNa blog are receiving updates via email and not visiting the site. There is a survey there that has been posted for a few weeks, but only 3 people (myself included!) have responded. If you act quickly, you can participate...but, hurry as there are only 29 minutes until the survey ends!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Michigan Blueberries!!

Michigan Blueberry Picking @ the Dexter Blueberry Farm!

All photos courtesy of LJG Photography!

Carrying berries around my belly!

Almost 4 lbs for $6! That's a lot of berries! YUMMY!

Gotta love the honor system in weighing and paying!

And, for those of you wondering...I DID share with my Grandma!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Signs of a good time!

Recently, LaNa was host to "dinner club" with the gang.

Here are the signs of a good time...

a broken bottle opener AND corkscrew!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

6 month anniversary of LaNa!

I have been a home owner for 6 months as of today! Loving every minute of it (well...almost!)!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

In the yard at LaNa!

In a previous post, I mentioned container gardens in galvanized tubs...well, mine is underway with roma tomatoes and rosemary!!

I've got several other containers with spices around the yard including this beautiful lime thyme. I'm just not sure what to do with it yet!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Before & After

Mailbox and house numbers before

Mailbox and house numbers after!

Now, what to do about that porch light?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Red Worm Composting

Anyone that knows me and my fear of bugs isn't going to believe this one....

I'm now composting with red worms! My friend, Ruth Ann, brought over hundreds to add to my compost pile this past weekend. She says all I need to do is to continue to feed them my kitchen scraps and they should be happy. I'm hoping that the proof will be in some killer compost next summer for my veges! Time will tell....

Right before adding them to my compost pile....

Check out this site to learn more about starting your own vermicompost bin!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

BBQ Pork Buns!

I've slacked a bit on my postings this week and am playing a little catch up!

Last weekend my niece and I went to Eastern Accents to get some BBQ Pork Buns and Sesame Balls - YUM! Well, at least I thought so! She was more into the Hot Dog Bun (above)!

Stormy Weather!

Wow! Last night we had a fantastic storm! Unfortunately, I didn't pay attention to the forecast and tried to walk home in the crazy winds. A BIG thank you to my friend Mike who came and rescued me! I didn't realize how bad the storm was until I noticed lots of trees down on the way home. Plus, my power was out until 11 p.m. To keep myself and Navin (my cat) occupied, I took these pics by candlelight. Let's hope for better weather for the rest of the holiday weekend. !!