Friday, May 20, 2011

My Garden

Well hello. I know I haven't posted anything in a while. I am so busy lately and the blog is on the bottom of my list. But hopefully I will find the time to update you on my life goings on and not just food.

We'll start with this.

As you may or may not know. I love gardening. Yes, seriously. There is something very rewarding in eating food that you have grown and cared for yourself. In Edmond we had a little baby garden. We didn't have room for much but I still planted a small one. Here in Kingston America my garden is rockin! I am currently growing strawberries, spinach, green beans, bell peppers (red, orange and green), jalapenos,tomatoes, squash, eggplant, potatoes, onions, radishes,carrots and a weird pepper that I didn't mean to plant and have no idea what it is. I think I will snap a photo and post it so we can all guess what it is. Yes that will be lovely.

Gardening is so great for my family for many reasons. 1) It's a very frugal way to feed the family. It's tons cheaper to buy the seeds or plants than it is to purchase produce at the grocery store. 2) It's a great learning experience for the kids. Meredith and Ben help me pick plants, water and pull weeds. Meredith loves to eat salad because she got to go out and pick the spinach, wash it and put it on her plate. Not to mention it teaches the kids to be self-sufficient and learn to "live off the land" shall we say. 3) We eat healthier. When you have an abundance of fruits and veggies you tend to eat an abundance of fruits and veggies. We plan to cover the back part (behind the fence) with fruit trees. That project will have to come next year I suppose. We have way too many things going on around here. Which I plan to post. I love to see all of your projects so I think I will start showing mine.

Meredith and Benjamon are supposed to be showing the potatoes they dug. Ben is giving his the evil eye and Meredith is looking at Dad. I simply cannot get a good photo of these two together.

Here they are helping me in the garden.

And.....I'll throw one in of Wyatt practicing his spoon using skills since he seems to be left out of the blog photos lately.

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