Thursday, June 9, 2011

pictures, finally!

Welcome back sweet laptop!

A butterfly Nathan woke me up to come and see this morning. (He took this photo)

THE place to be at our house!

People kept giving us tomato plants, so we just dug up some ground and stuck them right in.

The sad raised bed. The onions are thriving, 2 tomato plants, and not much else.

The good raised bed. Beans and peas and spinach are doing well here.

The newest addition to our family of gardens. The tiller quit in the middle where the grass is, but it's a good walkway. Potatoes and tomatoes are planted here, though I'm not sure if they are going to do well or not. Wheat needs to be planted, but I'm not sure if that's going to happen or not.

The corn patch. To the right of the dirt walkway is our sweet corn. To the left is buckwheat in the back and popping corn up front.

These are some of the flowers given to me by my mother-in-law. The little orange flowers are my favorites, but I can't remember what they are.

This summer is going to be great. I've been doing a lot of sitting by (or in) the kiddie pool and sitting under the umbrella on the deck. I almost feel guilty that I'm not busy cleaning something, but it has just been too nice. I hope the kids continue to be entertained by 8 inches of water for months to come.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Garden Update

Reportedly, my laptop has been fixed and is being shipped back to me currently. I am so excited! Maybe I'll blog more regularly then. That laptop sure makes it easier. Plus it allows me to be entertained while doing dishes or cleaning the kitchen (or while Nathan is watching a show I abhor). Although come July, I'll probably be permanently hovered over a water bath canner for months and wonder what blogging is.

Our garden has become several gardens and there is much planted. I think something like 40 tomato plants, 50 potato starts, beans beans beans, corn and some peas. There's watermelon and pumpkins and acorn squash. There are also buckwheat, several herbs and flowers given to me by my grandmother and mother-in-law. Our lettuces are being attacked by some kind of flea, but our spinach is growing. And strange inedible mushrooms are popping up everywhere here! Along with crazy amounts of giant weeds.

How does your garden grow?

PS When the laptop returns, so shall the pictures!