Saturday, August 7, 2010

Potato Day!

It didn't start out to be potato day, but that's how it ended. We harvested almost 100 pounds of potatoes; we also harvested about 20 pounds of onions, roughly 15 pounds of zucchini and one huge cabbage.
I'm extremely excited, as my previous gardening success has been limited to tomatoes and, well tomatoes.
The soil here at our new house is fabulous and we have a plethora of worms working night and day to help us out.
We still have onions in the ground, and we have cabbage, brussel sprouts,  zucchini, peppers and tomatoes coming on. It's been a good garden year.

Who knew my children enjoyed harvesting potatoes?

The Winning Potato

Potatoes Drying

Beware of friends bearing zucchini

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Better Homes and Gardens

This is my adorable grandson:

As adorable as he is, he's only 15 months old, and needs constant supervision and contained spaces.
We live on five and a half acres; while it's fenced completly, it's not what you'd call "contained", especially if you have a rambunctious toddler.

Here is how my husband, said child's loving grandfather "contained" the child:
 We live in the country, we have cattle panels; while we don't have cattle yet, we're ready for them. Cattle panels are great for all kinds of things, like staking peas...and containing toddlers. And yes, those are mini bungee cords holding this to the deck.

I think Better Homes and Garden's will be calling me soon.