Monday, June 28, 2010

Finally, a Real Garden

For the first time since we've been living in our house, we have something that resembles a garden more than a weed patch. Maybe it's the fact that it's the first summer that I don't have a newborn or that I am not pregnant.

In the spring we had lots of asparagus. Now we have strawberries, raspberries, lettuce, and a little bit of spinach.

We have lots of beans and peas growing. Lots of broccoli is coming up too. We've never planted before so we didn't know what to expect. We have an almost red tomato and lots of green tomatoes on the tomato plants. Paul is training his grapes to do something. (I think the grapes are his favorite thing in the garden since it's the only part that he weeds).

This morning the girls trampled through the garden, yes TRAMPLED! They walk in by the lettuce, pick a few leaves to eat. Then the wander over to the nearby row of beans, pull off a few leaves (or actual bean plants) to be told not to eat those leaves. Then they pick a few strawberries. Grace freaks out a little bit because they are bees nearby. We have to stop to get a knife to cut off the tops. Get little bowls so we can go pick raspberries. Go into the garden by the lettuce again. Step on lots of lettuce. Step on some beans. Trip over the string by the peas. Walk on the spinach. Then pick a few raspberries. Eat a few berries. Pick a few more. Eat a few more. Pick more and eat more until they are all gone.

Grace and her raspberries.
Lydia and her raspberries. She picked lots, but ate them all right away!
Grace with the flower pot that she planted earlier this year. She picks a flower to put in her hair every morning.

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