The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"

-by Someone Really Smart

Friday, July 3, 2009

Green Thumb

I wanted to plant a garden last year, but we just had too much going on after moving in. So my sweet husband built me a garden bed. Not surprisingly, a lot of the seeds that I planted indoors didn't make it to the garden. But I've still managed to grow some stuff. I bought strawberry, tomato, jalapeno, and bell pepper plants (after I killed the first seeds I planted). Everything else I did from seeds: sugar snap peas, carrots, green onions, zucchini, squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkin, and green beans. The sugar snap peas are growing the best. They're HUGE! They're just starting to get pods. Don't they look delicious?
Here are the carrots. How am I supposed to know when these are ready, anyway?

Hopefully everything else does okay. We also have blackberries that grow up over our fence from the other side. Last summer they were only in one corner. We let them grow the whole length this year, and there are a lot of blackberries going. It would be even better if they were thornless.
We've been enjoying the sunny weather lately, but man, it's getting hot. Of course, those of you who are sitting in your home in Arizona with the AC blasting are probably laughing at my description of hot. But this 80-degree weather is killing me. It's supposed to be a whopping 88 tomorrow. But alas, no need to worry about us, dear readers- Monday it's supposed to be 68 and rainy. Anyway, here are some pics of the boys enduring the scorching heat.
Taylor's new passion is baseball.


Our Brazilian Adventure said...

Your family is so unbelievably cute!! Im so happy for you :) And I am so glad to be able to catch up with you! Sorry I havent responded to your email...gee we're real good about that huh? Hopefully we'll do good keeping up with blogs!

Sarah said...

To say I'm impressed with your garden would be a HUGE understatement. Way to go!

68 and rainy on Monday? Really?! Bummer.

Julie and Scott said...

Oh my gosh! Your boys look so grown up! :)

Amanda said...

Way to go on the garden! I'm very impressed. You've always been so homemakey. I'm glad to hear it gets hot there too. Cute boys.

Millers! said...

GOOD JOB on your Garden, I really want one, but I just dont have the yard to do it in, I'll just stop by and steal yours... lol! Cute pics of the boys! Play dates when I get home, or girls nights out also!

Linda said...

Looking forward to some homemader blackberry jam when I come in November. See ya soon, are you bringing homemader salsa from you garden?

Allison and Mason: said...

Your boys are getting big! And that's a fabulous garden. Stephanie - 80? 88?? Where did you grow up!? That's a dream. We are visiting CG right now... maybe you should come and visit. Haha!

Kimberly said...

How are those blackberries coming along? Any chance they'll be ripe in a few weeks?