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Super Mario Brothers Bedroom

April 18, 2012

 

Okay...I just had to bring this one out of the homeschool blog archives and put it up on the urban farm blog. I have a hunch it MUST go on Pinterest.

 

Just before we decided to move, a dear friend of mine decided to give my daughter THE BEST GIFT EVER! She drew and helped us paint the most awesome kids' room I've ever seen.

 

Super Mario Brothers Bedroom

 

 

The artwork is amazing...down to the craziest details. For example, the room had this odd box in the corner - some kind of plumbing or other that had to be framed. I always thought it a bit strange and ugly. My friend saw, instead, a mario block just waiting to be painted. She turned another similar boxed corner into the brick wall in the photo above!

 

 

Oh, how I miss the Mario Brothers room.

 

The whole house was amazing. New. Solid. Well-built. No leaks. No mysterious drips. No odd smells. But, then, we were also paying for the luxuries. (With our finances and with our constant anxiety over messing it up.)

 

We have luxury of a different sort, here. Freedom to give our money to the church as God has called us to do. We still don't have much of it, but we have a clear conscience in giving it to God rather than the banker. (Sorry, Mr. Davis. We love you, too!)

 

We also have a clear conscience in treating the house like a home. Our home. And we know that we can fix or modify anything that we mess up. It isn't perfect. It isn't the most luxurious place, but it is our home...and we feel like WE own it (as opposed to the reverse!).

 

Super Mario Brothers Room

 

Overall, as we approach one year in this home, there is little that I miss about the old house. And the one thing that I truly miss is our Super Mario Brothers kids' room. (...perhaps if I should send a link to my friend?...nah...how could I ask her to do THAT again?)

 

We have peace that God has placed us here. We are VERY comfortable in this neighborhood, and we have plenty of room to plant. And on that note, I'm long overdue for some urban farm blog updates:

 

One Month Old Chickens

 

 

 

  • Two of our chicks died suddenly this week. :( We are left with only Buffy and May. The two seem healthy, so I'm hoping they have been spared from whatever disease took June and Peck.

 

 

 

 

  • We have planted:
    • Blackberries
    • BlueberriesSpring Planting 2012
    • Raspberries
    • Concord Grapes
    • Strawberries
    • Lettuce
    • Spinach
    • Carrots
    • Radishes
    • Turnips
    • Beets
    • Green onions
    • Broccoli
    • Cauliflower
    • Kohlrabi
    • Brussel Sprouts
    • Potatoes
    • Basil

 

(That's in addition to our existing fruit, cherry, and pear trees and the garlic that we planted in the fall.)

 

We have starts of tomatoes and some volunteer plants (from the compost bin) which we think are pie pumpkins. We plan to till more ground and plant the tomatoes and all of our May crops early (this weekend)...because our growing season appears to have been a little advanced this year. I think the risk will end successfully.

 

Spring Tilling 2012

 

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