Lariats and Lavender

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Self-Sufficient and Magickal Garden

Jen and I have been working in our backyard every day and it's so soul cleansing; we have a LOT of goals, however our main one is having a self-sufficient and magick garden. Working together is so much fun, and we make such a great team. 

Here's what we've bought and will be planting (we're following the Farmer's Almanac planting schedule):

  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Walla Walla onions
  • Evergreen Long White Bunching onions
  • Southport 404 onions
  • Early White Vienna kohlrabi* 
  • Black Beauty eggplants
  • Jack Be Little pumpkins
  • Big Max pumpkins
  • Early Prolific Straightneck Summer squashes
  • Burpee's Butterbush Winter squashes
  • Crenshaw cantaloupes
  • Crimson Sweet watermelons
  • Early Sunglow Hybrid sweet corn
  • Early Golden Acre cabbages
  • Forellenschluss lettuce
  • Brandywine Pink tomatoes
  • Scarlet Nantes carrots
  • Big Ruffles Hybrid spinach
  • Salad Slicer cucumbers
  • Long Pepper Mix sweet peppers
  • California Wonder sweet peppers
  • Habanero Mix hot peppers
  • Habanero hot peppers
  • Big Thai Hybrid hot peppers
  • Corno di Toro sweet peppers
  • Garden Herb Culinary Mix** 
  • Organic Aton basil
  • Broad Leaf sage
  • Mentha Spicata spearmint
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis rosemary  

(*I have no idea what these are, but I thought they looked interesting) 

(**borage, caraway, summer savory, cilantro and dill elephant)

We're also planting flowers! Jen's already planted me some Zephyranthes Mixture rain lilies. ♥ We also have Crackerjack Mixed Colors marigolds and Clarke's Heavenly Blue morning glories ready to be planted!

We plan on buying some wild flowers and lavender, and most likely other flowers. 

We'll also be working on a small vineyard, however we figure that won't be completed until next year! I want to prune the belladonna and various bushes, rake the hard to reach areas, like under said bushes and around the tulips, and we want to re-plant grass and paint the fence; we'll also be leveling an area for the pool.

Such a wonderful and busy Spring and Summer ahead! I can't wait to have so many delicious homegrown, pesticide free veggies and fruits available to us. Think of all of the delicious meals!

The herbs will mainly be used for magickal purposes, however they're such flavorful herbs that I am sure we'll use them in meals. I'd like to grab a few others to use in tea, as well. 

Jen's going to work on building an area for the magpie families around here to come and watch over the garden (they're also one of my spirit animals) and I can't wait to see them! We have a birdhouse with birdseed for the others, and soon we'll put the hummingbird feeder up. If my father-in-law and mother-in-law let us, we'd love to adopt some chickens. We found the perfect coop for them! 

I want to start working with wood, so most likely Jen and I will build birdhouses together too!

I can't wait. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lariats and Lavender

Hello! I'm Angie, a 24-year-old woman living under the cotton candy Western skies in Utah with my gorgeous best friend, wife and soul mate Jen! Jen and I have been together for ten years and will be married for seven on September 13th. 

We have two kitties named Wedge and Mau, three birds named Jango, Leia and Bastila and two hermit crabs named Jabba and Hermie. They're our babies!

I am a gamer, geek, artist, blogger and Pagan.

That's me in a nutshell!

Lariats and Lavender (LnL) has been around for three years now. I've restarted, and restarted and yes, restarted. I plan on keepin' on, without another restart for quite a few years, if ever!

If you're a long time reader, thank you for putting up with me (and my obsessive compulsive ways, because that's why I've restarted over and over again). Whether you've been a long time reader or are here for the first time, here's a little questionnaire so we can get to know each other!

What is your name?: Angie  Where do you live?: Utah • What are three words that you'd use to describe yourself?: Loving, Passionate, Dreamer • If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?: LION! • What is your favorite Spring / Summertime drink? Autumn / Winter drink?: Coffee / Ice cold beer / Absinthe / Wine (I love these all year long! I just crave them more during certain times.) 

I can't wait to meet you (and get to know you better)! Also, Happy Earth Day! ♥ Thank you for being such a beautiful place to live, Earth.