Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Fever

I LOVE this time of year! Here are a few things that we've been up to this week:
Bottling beef and chicken

Making this fun apron for my sister

Walks outside with Brady. This is our garden (part of it) In the center of the picture are beets, and to the left are our 2 rows of carrots! I pulled up a pretty good sized carrot yesterday-almost store sized! I ate it right then. (Of course, I shared with Brady-he sucked, I took bites)
These are both from my Uncle Curtis' yard- right next door. The trees are all in bloom! I looked out the window, and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We have a garden!!!!!

So, back in November, Richard and I decided we wanted to plant a garden. Neither of us have ever really gardened before. Nevertheless, we set out to buy some seeds, according to our planting guide given to us by a neighbor. We spent the better part of a day planting swiss chard (eww), cabbage, lettuce, brussell sprouts, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, carrots, beets, and radishes. Of all of these, we have eaten chard (again...eww), lettuce, carrots, and radishes. The spinach is eatable, but we haven't used it yet, the beets are still growing (we hope), and the carrots are now all thinned out, so they are still growing, too. The ones we picked to thin them out are delicious but small! We have plowed the brussell sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, green onions, and cabbage under. Sad, I know. But overall, a pretty good harvest for first timers, I think! I will post pictures another time. For a while there, I was dreaming about pulling weeds because that's what I would do after work or on Saturdays. All worth it in the end! So successful, in fact, that we are going to try again in a couple weeks with new seeds!

For Marilla and Valora

So much fun at the Riparian Preserve Park

Luke's ready to be a stunt devil- watch out!

Pleasant as a peach!
Claire- fast as a speeding bullet

And we thought Brady was taking a nap...

Fun at the carousel
Organ Stop Pizza- need I say more?

Just Some Cute Pics

Brady just wanted Daddy to know that he was sooo tired!
Isn't this adorable? These pics are a couple months old, but I am
way behind in my posts, and these pics are too cute not to put
on here!