Pioneer Woman at Heart

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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, June 4, 2020

No lilacs, apples or peaches this year ~ Last Graduation Ceremony

While out gardening yesterday we realized the last freeze/frost killed a lot of blossoms.  No lilacs this year, nor apples or peaches sadly.

Daughter had her second graduation yesterday, so gardening was a short day for us.  It was a drive thru and went way faster and much easier than the walk in one.  It was for her career school.

They even let us get out of the truck to film and take photos, and they had a microphone to announce the names and they clapped.  So much better than her hometown school.

It's official now.  She is the last of 6 kids to graduate.  Not sure how I feel, but glad I don't have kids in school after this virus mess.

The sky looks like rain this morning, but nothing is coming down yet.  I'm praying for rain so I don't have to go drag 100 feet of hose out to the garden today.  We need the rain badly, so we can do the last of the tilling and the very last of the planting.  Not much left to plant, but we need it in the ground ASAP.


Sam I Am...... said...

It reminds me of that famous quote "time waits for no man"! LOL! Congratulations to your daughter!

Wildflower Adventures said...

Our schools gradation was a drive-thru though they plan to have the regular ceremony some time this month if a gathering of that many people is allowed. Our community is open but still using caution & not having large groups such as in the gym at school yet. Our lilacs are not as abundant this year as they have been in the past though there is a little color & fragrance.

Henny Penny said...

What a shame the frost got your lilacs, peaches, and apples. Sounds like our weather here. I don't understand why there is not even one fig on the fig tree. Last year it was covered. Congratulations on getting the last child through school. I too would hate to have kids in school with this Corona virus. Hope things settle down soom. Oh, are those chiver in your last post garlic or onion chives? Thanks.

Kristina said...

Thanks Sam I Am

Kristina said...

Wildflower Adventures, in our state we are still required to not be in groups of more than 10.

Kristina said...

Henny Penny, they are onion chives

Katmom said...

Don't feel to bad,, we too lost the majority of our apples and cherries,,, due to a unexpected wind/hail rain storm.. and hopefully it is the last storm for the season, tho' we are expecting rains this weekend.. As for my Lilacs,, not as many blooms and kinda sparse...
Wow,, your last of 6, to graduate,,, What will you do with all that spare time? Oh wait,,, Garden and bake a lot more! lol!
Have a wonderful weekend and hope you get the much needed rain...

Linda said...

Kristina, I just discovered your blog and thoroughly enjoyed reading some of your archives. You've inspired me.

Kristina said...

Katmom, my garden definitely is keeping me busy for sure.

Kristina said...

Thank you Linda, and I'm so glad to hear my blog is inspiring. Thank you for visiting my blog.