Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday Garden Update and Weekend In Review

First the Garden Update:

I haven't done much at all in the garden this week.  I was supposed to put the broccoli underneath the house in jiffy pots, plant the peas, weed the strawberries... but none of that has happened.   I was busy last week with my neice and nephews coming in to town.  The fun must have compromised my immune system because I came down with a nasty chest cold coupled with flu-like stomach issues a few days ago.  It has been a cripling combination. 
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My lovely niece modeling with some onions and a carrot

The garden work has really piled up in my absence.  The weeds seem to have taken over.  I had Nick pick out the onions and yet another giant batch of green beans today because I haven't seemed to have the energy to do it myself.  (I feel like a 90 year old lady saying that.)  The carrots are just about ready (see pic above) but my hope is that they will hold a bit longer and I'll get to harvesting them the following week.

Onions in the process of being cured

We've had enough tomatoes and basil and onion to make a giant vat of homegrown Roasted Tomato Basil Soup.  This has come in very handy with the recent round of illnesses.


Onto the Week in Review:

I had a tremondous time enjoying some one-on-one time with my niece and nephew.  I don't get this kind of quality time with them that much, so it was really important to me they spend a long weekend with us in the country.

While they were here, we played pirate ship on the hammock...


toured the grounds at UVA....

ate lots of pizza...

toured James Madison's Home....


ran a muck on the grounds and took scenic photos...
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We fed the horses.


and enjoyed the scenery.


We also played a lot of Uno and 5 card draw poker into the wee hours of the evening!

2 comments:

Aliceson said...

Everything BEFORE you got sick sounds lovely! Great photos! What a difference a new camera makes, you are going to love it!

sheila said...

Those onions are HUGE! Wait til you see mine next week, you'll literally be laughing outloud, ha ha!

Beautiful pics!!!