Gardening 2013: Take 5
Has it really been that long since I've updated on our gardening adventure? Here's our last update, and you can catch the previous ones from there.
Oh goodness, how much changes in month, right before our very own eyes.
This was June:
And a drum roll for July:
But what has been making it is plenty for us right now. And to think I started just about everything from seed! Plenty for us, some for sharing. Not a lot for winter storage as of yet, but that is a blessing, indeed, given we just lost our chest freezer. We are thankful that we don't need the grocery store as frequent as usual.
Anyway, every meal is centered around the garden. Kale, swiss chard, carrots, lettuce, basil, oregano, parsley, different squashes, green onions, garlic, peas, beans, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, cucumbers, soon to be corn, peppers, cabbage, potatoes and eggplant. I'm sure I'm forgetting some. All that into salads, fried rice, stir fry, quiche, pasta sauces, pizzas, pesto and so on and so forth. My kids gobble up that which we've grown. We are most happy eating freshly picked in our backyard.
I have some blogger friends who were posting some blossoms around their garden. (That's you Little Acre that Could). Inspired me to look around my own garden. These were taken at dusk with my 2 helpers. Not perfect, but I hope you enjoy. And a little challenge...see how many you can guess. There will be a key at the bottom.
How many did you get? I hope you got the corn one. ;)
While I'm thankful for all our garden has produced, even if it didn't produce much, I'm very, very thankful for the opportunities, lessons and play it has provided my kids.