Monday, June 3, 2013

My Veggies and Fruit and Update

I promised you photos of the rest of my gardening efforts.
 I took some Yukon Gold potatoes that were sprouting and tried planting them. I have never done that before and was so surprised to see some nice healthy looking plants pop up!
 I got a late start on my garden. but there are peas, cucumbers, spinach, two different types of lettuce, tomatoes, beans, and onions planted this year.
 Pumpkins I found sprouting in the compost pile. I thinned them out a bit, but I decided to just let them grow!
 I think we are going to have a bumper crop for our raspberries this year. I love these thorn-less raspberry bushes. This will keep the kids and I busy for a full month in June. I let them pick them and sell them. It is a great way for them to earn a little money and to practice their entrepreneur skills. It also saves Mama's back. Picking raspberries is back-breaking work.
 Here is half of my herb garden. I have variegated sage, chives, rosemary, thyme and oregano. I cook with them all the time. I love being able to have a kid go grab some fresh herbs for our roasted veggies or chicken.

Even though we aren't moving quite yet, we are happy and contented where we are. I love being on the edge of the city and having 2/3rds of an acre to play on. I love my view and I love the layout of my house. I will enjoy every minute we have here. We are trusting God to move us if and when He wants us to move.

Life has been good. I am soooooo looking forward to having the kids home from school for the summer. Lily and I misses them so much when they are gone all day. I can't wait to do all the things I've been longing to do with them such as reading out loud, letting them sleep in, playing games, scrapbooking and making cards, gardening and going on some cheap adventures! I have never appreciated a summer more! I am also going to join a reading program and get a membership to the pool so they can still maintain connections with all the friends they made at school. But more than anything I long for is some downtime with my children. I want to enjoy them and treasure them. I want to be kind and gentle and loving. I am trying to cultivate these things in my heart so I can teach them to much children.


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Everything looks wonderful! God has blessed you this year and I'm sure the harvest will be good (in more ways than one). I'm really looking forward to having you all come to visit! The kids can't wait to see their cousins and I can't wait to have some twin time. Love you!

Wanting What I Have said...

Your garden is GORGEOUS!!! You have SUCH a green thumb! And how cool to let the kids pick the rasberries and sell them. I hope your summer with your kiddos is great. I am loving having all three of mine home and we are definitely enjoying the down time! (Even though we are doing some school.) :)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

It is beautiful!!! I love having the fresh stuff right out my door...especially the herbs.

This year, with us now living in the city on a small amt. of land, the only things we are able to plant will be a few heirloom tomatoes and some herbs. Oh, and flowers. I must have color or I will wither up. We get very little sun as the yard is well shaded, but there are a couple of spots we have dug out and tomatoes will go in this weekend!

Ma said...

Very nice. Have a great summer Stacie! It is encouraging how you have graciously found contentment in the situations God has placed you in.

Jenn said...

Staci, love seeing your garden! It is beautiful! You have been on my heart lately and so I am lifting you up in prayer, my friend!

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