Category Archives: gardening

The first fruits

The first pomegranates on our “volunteer” tree. If grew, somehow, in our front planter (which doesn’t get water). At first it was a single branch with one, round fruit on it. My mom thought it was a Christmas ornament!

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Jacob and the Giant Beet

 Our neglected garden patch was hiding one monster beet:       He was planted last fall!      A lot can happen when you ignore a garden because of pregnancy nausea and then a broken ankle… Jacob and I have been working … Continue reading

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Artichoke flower

Letting the garden go meant that these artichokes flowered and can’t be eaten, but they are pretty as a centerpiece! Thanks to Linda for cutting them for me to enjoy.       

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Home grown

So I grew a monster cauliflower in the yard…which I was very proud of. Like most things I grow, I set it on the counter for a while to let any critters crawl out. Over the course of 24 hours, … Continue reading

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The firs gamato

We grew this! That’s how Jacob says “tomato.” He picked it, I took this picture, and then he ate it. 🙂

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Today’s harvest

These two plump, ripe strawberries.

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Metal-stamped plant markers from old silverware

I’ve been wanting to make these for a while, but boy were they difficult! My helpful assistants, Josh and Jacob, helped me flatten the spoons with a forklift! Then I took out my metal stamps and went to town. It … Continue reading

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Heart beet

Beets are good for your heart, and you can tell because they look like your heart. Freaky! This is the beet life cycle at my house: from germinating seed to plant, washed and trimmed, to pickled. Yum!

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Sunflower

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Today’s harvest

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