Tuesday, July 25, 2017


We got our first two cucumbers from the garden today. the girls were happy there was one for each of them to pick. They both cut up their cucumbers and started eating them. The carrots aren't big yet but they are too fun to pull out. I picked a red onion and we still have some lettuce growing since it has been a rainy cool summer. The two red cedar boxes in the picture Ashley made with Poppa this morning. I bought our first feed of corn on the cob from a vegetable stand. The girls are husking it for supper. Gary is out cutting second crop hay. Hopefully it stops raining for a few days.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Small Potatoes

I have been collecting lettuce and radishes from our garden for a month now. The girls are very proud of eating what they grew. I emptied a potato plant I grew in a bucket. I only got enough potatoes for one supper but Ashley found a worm and now has a new pet. So winner winner, potato dinner. Here is a picture of the sad bucket potato plant with the rabbit that came to visit us last week.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Strawberrries 2017

Today we kept up the tradition of picking berries to make jam. It was fun. The girls were very helpful today and picked quite a bit themselves. We bought subs on the way home and had a picnic under a tree. I cleaned my berries and they played on the zipline. This evening Emily and I made a batch of jam. She helped measure and pour and crush berries and stir. She was really good help. The jam turned out good. We tried pilsbury crossants stuffed with strawberries for dessert. They were good with a little fresh jam on top.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Garden 2017

Today I started putting my garden in. May 31st. It's very wet and not very warm. I'm waiting for my pepper plants to get a little bigger before I transplant them. Gary made me a new raised garden. It is 8x8. My dad made a wire cover for my side garden with Ashley's help. This year I have planted, cucumbers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, lemon cherry tomatoes, cucamelon, marigolds, radishes, leaf lettuce, red onions. A few annuals as well.