Saturday, August 11, 2018

How does my garden grow?

This summer has been in the nineties since the 1st of June which is warm for NW Colorado.  As I have mentioned my garden has not been very productive.  The cool weather plants like lettuce, spinach,peas just sprout and either they were eaten or the heat burnt the sprouts. I  reseed and with constant water and I use a shade to give the have had a few cooler days and the plant must like it tomato plant are putting on blossoms

                      Three tomato plant and a planter with zinnias

One of the tomato plants have tiny green tomatoes

Zucchini is growing well

In the box garden I planted purple pepper and banana pepper, you can see a banana pepper growing on the plant in the middle.

I planted these pots the first of June and see now in August the watermelon plant has started putting out vines.  I think it is to late to expects a watermelon from these plants but I'll continue watering and shading them to see what transpires.


Green beans

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed my update of the garden. I'm looking forward to putting some of these vegetables on my supper menu.

Have a great week.
Vicki the Colo Junkett

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hello August and Baking Day!

Baking Day!

Today I have decided to use up the last of the shredded zucchini and pumpkin I froze last autumn.

I have some help to day.  This batch is pumpkins muffin from the Jack-o-lantern pumpkins I froze last fall.

 These muffins are made from the zucchini we grew in the garden last summer.

Here we're making some bite size zucchini  muffins for on the go.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing what we were baking today.

Have a wonderful week.
Vicki - The Colo Junkett

Friday, July 6, 2018

July thrift haul

Special finds at a yard sale

A box of bottles

 An old ketchup bottle?

I found four of this style bottle in the box

This bottle has a nice aged patina and see the measurement line

This gallon jug has measurement line and also has the aged patina

 These two green bottle are what caught my eye on the box, I'm always on the look out for color glass.

The Pepsi bottle was an extra added surprise!

I hope you enjoyed the thrift items I found this month, I'm pretty excited with my finds this month.

Til next time,
Vicki-the Colo Junkett

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Menu for 4th of July, 2018

What we ate on the Fourth of July

Macaroni and potato salad

crock-pot ribs, yummy!

Shrimp and pineapple kabobs ready for the grill.

 Ready to serve up!

Our community opt out of doing firework this year it has been so dry so we stayed home and enjoy BBQ.

How did you celebrate the fourth of July?

Thank you for stopping by
Vicki the Colorado Junkett

Monday, July 2, 2018

July Garden Update

It's the first of July and the weather has been in the mid-nineties which is a little hot for zone 4

The leaves on the tomatoes plants are getting burned

1 zucchini plant is doing great

I have five tomato and three pepper plants covered
in the garden boxes.

This is a second planting of Watermelon seeds

I'll give another update around the end of July to see how my garden is growing this summer.

Vicki the Colorado Junkett

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hello July

Time to add a little red, white and blue to get the patriotic decor vibe on.  

Dug out the red white and blue tubs

sparkle garland, star picks

more flags, baskets and beads.

Flowers from "The Dollar Tree" are my go to for filling in the gaps in my vignettes.

Here are a few new items I purchased from the "The Dollar Tree" this year.

Well it looks like I have my weekend planned. Until next time.

Have a wonderful day!
Vicki- the Colo Junkett

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June Thrift Haul

Look at What I Found at the Thrift Store!

This is an interesting piece, I paid $1.25 and I think it is from a lighten rod or maybe from a rot iron fence, not sure.

This wonder basket I paid $4 and I think I'll use it as a tray on my deck.

A cute metal decor tray with the lace ascent was a item I got for free from a friend.

A swatch of blue with white star fabric for $.25

A dark blue and white checked napkin for $.75.

Two sizes of bamboo paper plate holders for a $1.00 each

A blue pillow case for $ .10

Lastly, a cute little cutting board from Melissa and Doug Slice and Snack play collections.

Had a great day thrifting!
Have a great week, 
Vicki, the Colo Junkett.

How does my garden grow?

This summer has been in the nineties since the 1st of June which is warm for NW Colorado.  As I have mentioned my garden has not been very p...