I really did have grand intentions of doing this great post on our summer garden and how much it thrived and sustained us this summer, physically of course with it’s bounty, and for me, emotionally. I had even better intentions of posting on the kids first day of their homeschool co op and how cute they looked before we left, both nervous and a little giddy. And I had even better intentions of keeping up to date with the progress on our sweet Jones and where we stand in the process. Well, the road to hell and all that good stuff.
So, how did that garden grow? Quite fabulously, if I do say so myself, and aside from it starting to look like an overgrown jungle by late August, it was beautiful as well. One night, as we were eating on our deck with some family visiting, a guy and his kids walked by on the street, oohing and aahing over it, making comments like, “And look, an eggplant! Oh my gosh, and there’s a watermelon…..Oh, and there they are eating dinner.” I grinned from ear to ear that passer bys not only noticed but were just as psyched about it as I was! We ate like kings and are still reaping the benefits of it all. New life makes me happy. Each spring and summer, I’m reminded of how sustaining it can be to create it in this form.
|Our watermelons were great but the kids are spoiled by the seedless varieties in the grocery store!|
|Throw a pack of zinnia seeds out–voila, bliss!
Volunteer sunflowers from the bird feeder
|Caprese Salad with good olive oil is my favorite summer treat|
|My favorite this year–pink lady peas|
|Homemade Pizza Margherita–Heaven on Earth|
|Aidan loved going out every morning and bringing in the bounty|
|And if there is any question as to whether or not my daughter would be cut out for an episode of Tiaras and Toddlers or whatever that hideous show is called!|
|Goof balls on their first day of co-op|
|I have no idea why this keeps loading sideways but I can’t seem to fix it! He’s cute no matter which direction he’s facing though, so enjoy 🙂|