Thursday, July 22, 2010

Herb and Veggie Garden update!

So just about the best thing you can do to be a Green Mommy is growing your own veggies at home. This allows for your family to have fresh organic home grown fruits and veggies and lessens the amount of consumers buying from large mass produced farms.
If you don't have a green thumb than you can always buy local from co-ops or farmer's markets. This does the same thing without actually having to grow them yourself.
I recently started gardening again. Where we live it is too hard to garden in any large amount since we live on the main street of town with people walking by our house every few minutes who love to pick/trample gardens. I have planted flowers but I don't like to try and plant vegetables and fruit where we live. When we move to a quieter part of town again I will start gardening in large quantity again.
However I have sort of found a way around this. This year I began pot gardening. I currently am growing Tomatoes, Mint, Rosemary, and Basil. It is actually going quite well. Today I transplanted the herbs from the terrarium to pots to bring outside. They weren't doing very well indoors. I am hoping that full sunshine and proper drainage will turn that around. The tomatoes though are doing amazing. I already have several large tomatoes hanging on the vines.
Here are some pictures.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Vendors to Check Out!!!!

So every once in a while the Green Mommy (Me) will try to post about local vendors that I like. These are usually people who hand make, weave, sew, cook, knit, or otherwise craft things from Earth Friendly materials or simply to buy local. I want to make it my mission this summer to post about several of these.
This weekend is my town's annual Summerfest. I usually find the normal fare of plastic toys no one really needs, candy, sno cones, and of course all the normal merchandise that the stores have that is now "on sale". What I don't normally find is crafters except the last day in the park when there is an actual craft fair. This year though there was a group of three girls, one of which I just happened to go to high school with, who were selling the most beautifully handcrafted and vintage items. It looked like a booth lost in time. I could have spent all day there talking with these girls. I ended up buying the most alluring necklace and I have a picture of it to show you.

I am sorry to say that I do not have a name to tell you yet. I forgot to write it down or get their Etsy store name. The booth was titled "Three Umbrellas" or something of that sort. I will however be going back and I will be taking pictures and posting more about them.. so keep an eye peeled.
In the meantime though I do have the Esty store name of one of the girls (the one I went to High school with). She hand weaves the most beautiful scarves and shawls.
I really recommend checking her out.

Edit Update: The name of their booth was Three Crow umbrella Project. The other girl who has an Etsy shop can be found here.

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