Tuesday, May 31, 2011
While my husband slaves away on the farm the kiddos and I have the pleasure of enjoying the nice days out in the open air. The tire swing is a favorite but just swinging on it isn't good enough for these two.
They have to jump........
Mina just watches the insanity and possible injury unfolding before her eyes.
Waylon discovered a new pastime.
Then there is this.........
I know it's wrong and I apologize for my behavior. Forgive my weirdness.
Monday, May 30, 2011
I have another confession to make and this one is worse than the first. In a previous post I confessed that I had never gardened before........well, this is hard for me to admit........I also showed you this picture of my first sprout:
There is some good news here though:
I was so exited about something growing in my garden that when I found this little guy in one of my trenches I shot the picture and jumped for joy but........
There is some good news here though:
Now for some gardener trivia: Can you identify these little sprouts?
(because we've established that I stink at such tasks)
This one is a common garden dweller and I prefer cooking it on the grill with potatoes.
Bonus points for getting this one right. I love this stuff fried.
This bushy beauty is one of Aaron's favorites. It may be small but what it lacks in size it makes up for in taste.
This is not a food but it's really pretty and lots of gardeners plant them.
Here's a hint: This plant was discovered in 1796 and considered nothing more than a weed.
They also come in a wide range of colors except blue.
Waylon just loves this veggie--raw better than cooked but he'll take it any which way you serve it.
This one is Kylee's plant and she plans to sell them to help fund her DC trip she is taking with one of her teachers and a few fellow students.
You had better get this one right!
This grassy goodness is another favorite in our house.
This one should be an easy one and one that I am really looking forward to.
I'll give you a hint: It's not coffee.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Memorial Day is a time to remember those soldiers that gave their life for this country.
Grill some PORK in your PJ's!!!
Have fun and be safe this Memorial Day weekend.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
I have a confession to make......I have never gardened. I know what you are thinking, what kind of farmers wife doesn't have a garden!? Don't judge me! I decided this year that was all going to change; not only do we now have a garden, I will also try my hand at canning and freezing veggies for the winter.
I know, I know, it is a lot to take on for someone who has never done this before but I am determined to succeed......failure is not an option.
Therefore, the past two weeks have been devoted to the garden. Last Wednesday my husband and I came home from work and jumped into the garden until the job was done.
I gathered my gloves, seeds, gravel rake (to loosen the dirt), the trowel, and we went to work.
We have it all! Broccoli, squash, Cauliflower, Corn, Beans (bush not pole), pumpkins, okra, cucumber, carrots, radishes, and an assortment of flowers for the edges to make it pretty.
Of course, I had to buy new gardening gloves just for this occasion. I can't have dirt getting under my nails! Yuck.
Another addition to the garden area is my new humming bird feeder.
It's so pretty. I think I'll get one for each corner.
Now, over the weekend we planted tomato and sweet pepper plants.
I don't have anything fancy to keep the birds from snapping off my little plants so we got creative. I ransacked the kitchen searching for enough containers for all the plants. It came down to a milk jug, coffee containers, a Gatorade jug, and a couple of juice jugs that I just happened to have sitting next to the trash awaiting the dumpster. It ain't pretty but it'll do.
With the garden planted, the seeds sprouting, and the day ending I just had to sit back and enjoy the view while patting myself on the back for a job well done. Hopefully something grows in my first attempt at a garden. I couldn't have asked for a better sunset then this spectacular view to close out a day of hard work. I'll keep you posted and together we will share in the joy (or heartache, only time will tell) of gardening.
How's your garden going?