From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Garden Journal 2-25

by Julie Kohl on February 26, 2010

The weather has taken a turn for the cold again and snow if forcasted for Friday.  However, a few warm days last weekend have got me thinking about the garden.  Last year I decided to switch to raised beds.  I built 4 raised beds which worked great and saved a lot of time because I had to do so little weeding.  But as I kept thinking about what I would like to plant I quickly realized that I was going to need more room!  So this year I am expanding my beds!  I haven’t officially decided how many I will add but I will at least add 4 more square beds and will likely also add some long beds.

I’ve got seeds started already! Planting time is just around the corner.  I will be growing basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, chives, cilantro, chamomile, and a variety of other herbs and veggies.  I expect to have some herb plants ready for the start of the farmers market.

Spring is just around the corner and I can’t wait!

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Locks of Love

by Julie Kohl on February 22, 2010

I have been growing my hair for a LONG time!  Other than just a tiny trim once a year it has been many years since I had a substantial haircut. I have been wanting/needing to do something different for a long time but was also kind of scared too! 

I have always heard about the organization “Locks of Love” but I have never donated my hair before.  After checking out their website I realized that this was what I needed to do.  I needed to cut my hair and donate the rest of it.  According to the Locks of Love website “Locks of Love” is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.”

Losing your hair can be scary for anyone but I imagine it is particularly scary for a child who may not fully understand their medical condition and Locks of Love just seemed perfect.  Their minimum requirement was 10″ and I was able to donate 15″! 

Because I am always the one behind the camera and I didn’t think enough in advance to get a before picture.  The following is the best example I have of how long my hair was.  When not in a ponytail or barrette it actually came down to my waist.  It’s not really visible but hopefully you will get the idea.

Here is a picture of me after cutting my hair!

If you would like to donate your hair to Locks of Love follow this link for more information!


Just Beautiful

February 9, 2010

I know, I know! How many posts about snow can one person write!  I will do my best to put up something different soon but for now I have more snow! It is a beautiful day today. I’ll let these pictures just speak for themselves!

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Cooking in the Cold

February 8, 2010

The snow continues to fall and we are nearing a foot of accumulation! Weather reports are calling for another 4-6 inches overnight! I can’t get over it! The snow is falling so hard we cannot even see across the road!  The satellite TV is out which is fine because there probably isn’t anything on anyway.  Richie […]

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February 8, 2010

In some parts of the country snow is old hat.  Winter comes to some places around October and hangs on until well into April.  Well here is Arkansas that is just unheard of…it isnt even that unusual to be in the 60′s on Christmas.  So when I went to bed last night and they were calling for a 30% […]

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