Sunday, May 27, 2012


 Here is the garden.  The location of the garden is where the house I grew up in was.  In the summer of 2002 it burned down.  This is the second year my dad and I have had this garden.  Last year I was taking classes and couldn't help out as much.  This year I've had a lot more time to be able to help.  Also, the girls are older and it's easier to let them roam and play while I work in the garden.  We put an old swing set up there for them to play on.  We also got a little kiddie pool for them to play in.  This weekend they had fun in that!  We camped at the acreage last night and it was a lot of fun!  We had a couple friends over and sat around.  It was beautiful outside.  We woke up in the night and it was a little chilly so, Jeremy went home and got a few more blankets for us.  I'm excited to go camping again!

These are pictures from every corner of the garden.  We've done a lot of work in the garden and have a TON of work still.  Weeding is an ongoing process.  Once we get one area weeded, then another, then it's time to weed the other again.  It keeps us busy though.  Spreading the mulch helps with the weeding.

In the garden: onions, broccoli, asparagus, parsnips, dill, tomatillos, peas, potatoes, radishes, beets, cabbage, carrots, spinach, tons of different varieties of peppers, a bunch of different types of tomato plants, green beans, pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, sweet corn, acorn squash, and sunflowers (that haven't come up... might replant)  Yet to be planted: sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash

I think that's just about everything.  Today we picked some radishes and my dad cut spinach.  Radishes aren't exactly my favorite but I will eat them.  I do like spinach!  I actually have a new dish that uses spinach.  I will have to make it again soon and show you all!

The kids entertain themselves while we work.  See that old shed in the background of the girls picture?  I think we are going to try to turn that into a playhouse of some sort.  Right now there's a bunch of junk in there.  I think the kids would have fun with that.

 Kylee and Ainslee swinging
Brayden monkeying around

1 comment:

  1. I actually have a new dish that uses spinach. I will have to make it again soon and show you all!

    Thank you for post..

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