So, to finish what I was saying yesterday... I've ordered my seeds/plants for my garden this year. Jen and I decided to get 2 Paw Paw trees. We are just too curious to not give it a try. Paw Paw is native to Michigan and some surrounding states. The fruit is supposed to taste like banana and mango -- like a tropical plant. I hope they grow well. Also, between my garden and Mom's garden we have plans for heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, peas, beans, salad, pepper, chives, carrot, broccoli, asparagus, onions blueberries, and midget cantaloupe. One of the companies we ordered from are also sending ground cherry tomatoes and garden huckleberry for free. Oh, and we are going to try growing some luffa (or loofah) sponge too. Of course I will document the progress as the year goes on.
Yesterday before I left Grand Rapids, Mom felted some slippers that she made for me. Felted wool is pretty neat if you ask me. Here are the before and after photos of the slippers. They start out very large, go in hot water in the washing machine, then come out soft and shrunken. Thanks Mom! I love how orange they are : )