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No Monday Garden Update Today!

It's been a rough couple of months for me because I've been near crippled with nausea from the pregnancy of our 3rd.  I have not tended the garden in so long that when I look at it now it sadens me frankly!  I wish I could just till over the entire thing and start over from scratch that's how crazy the weeds have taken over in my absence!!!  I seriously don't know where to start.  The weather has been crazy hot (though thankfully it's only 90 today) and I just haven't been able to do what I used to.  I feel the same of my house too.  Things are starting to change though, so I'm looking forward to being more like my former self!

So, on a whim today, I decided to delete my Facebook account.  I just don't have time for it right now.  Maybe later I'll change my mind.  I just figure most of what I share is public here and I really don't have the time to dedicate to both at the moment.

Monday Garden Update!

Over here, it's been another crazy week.  My garden continues to look sorry and in desperate need of attention.  We recovered from our illnesses just soon enough to spend the last several days in Charleston, SC on a mini-vacay.  Needless to say, no one has really touched the garden in a solid two weeks.  I still haven't planted the peas, but I WILL do those this week and I WILL transfer the broccoli into jiffy pots.

Two weeks of weeds :(
It appears the pumpkin died while we were away.  It's OK, it was on death's door anyway.  I guess next year will be trial #3 at those here.  The funny thing is that we had great luck with pumpkins while living in Albuquerque and you'd think that area would be far less ideal. 

I really didn't give this pumpkin a lot of love this year because it kept crawling on top of my peppers, beans and tomatoes.  Next year we'll give the pumpkin a nice spot outside of the garden where it can grow free and as big as it would like.  Sorry p…

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. 
pic removed 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 …

Monday Garden Update

We finished harvesting our shallots and potatoes this week and we had quite the bounty.  I'm shocked and delighted by the results.  We will be definitely doing both again next year for sure!  The plunder has left the garden looking a little bare though.   It doesn't help that none of the brussel sprouts I planted in the lower level have srpouted either!  Oh well, we aren't big brussel sprout eaters anyway, just wanted to give it a go!


In other garden news, I'm almost ready to put the cauliflower and broccoli in jiffy pots.  It looks as though we only had a 75% germination success rate with them and I didn't plant much already because we only have but so much room in the garden so I'm a little disappointed by that.  Next time I'll have to plant extra in the event they don't all germinate like this time but have the will power to get rid of any extra if there isn't enough room in the garden instead of craming them in like I did this Spring!

Broccoli a…

Happy 4th Y'all!

Now, before anyone accuses me of dressing my kids over-the-top like I used to do to my pug Olive, I'd like to note that I did not purchase the outfits the children are wearing.  Their outfits were gifts from the grandparents and there is really on a few occassions where these outfits are appropriate so I was obliged to dress them up for the fourth.  Blame G-pa and Papa for their Texan outfits, though I believe they purchased them in Kentucky.

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We had several options for fireworks in our area including a downtown city show, but we opted for the one a bit out of the way with a small town feel. The show we went to was nestled in the mountains, very scenic and promised much better people watching.

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Of course the kids had a total blast. GreenEyes loved the sparklers but hated the overhead fireworks. Ladybug liked the opposite. She was scared of the sparklers but loved the overhead fireworks.  Go figure.
pics removed Diet coke + creullers + sparklers = good times
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