Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
~the Beauty of the earth
~a testimony of my Savior
~two sweet, wonderful children
~a Husband who loves me for who I am
~extended Family and friends who are near and far
~full bellies, warm clothes, soft beds
~a weekend to rest and be together
I hope your weekend was filled with good food, family, and gratitude!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I asked him what he wanted to make and he said "stuff for my guys, like food." So now his G.I. Joes have some oranges, ice cream cone, and a really cool blue birthday cake with a candle on top. They love them!
Monday, November 7, 2011
I love to read books about gardening, it makes me feel like I'm doing a lot more than I'm actually doing. But I have to admit, I haven't learned nearly as much from these gardening books as I have actually growing things in real life! It's like the plants sort of explain themselves to me step by step so I understand a little more each year how to do things. This year it was a lucky accident that we were able to harvest seeds to grow more green beans next year. We loved eating our green beans, and we ate them daily for a few weeks in the middle of the summer. But then they slowed down and grew big and fat, and not as delicious, and at the same time the crook-neck squash starting taking over the bean patch and we weren't able to get at them anymore.
A few weeks ago when we cleared out the dead squash vines, we happened upon these lovely brown pods. It was our delicious green beans, ready for us to save their seeds and grow more next year. Luckily I planted heirlooms so hopefully our crop turns out similar in the second season.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
E picked all of our tomatoes in anticipation of a frost a couple of weeks ago and then spent about an hour playing with them at the table......the big brandywines were the mothers of the little green cherries. :) The ripe ones made it into a yummy fresh tomato and basil soup.