Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our Garden

Do you remember, last spring, when we were waiting for winter to go away so we could plant our garden?  It seems like yesterday to me.  The time is going so fast this summer.

I thought you might like to see a few up to date photos of our green thumb adventure.  I will give you a "spring mix" of random things..... "lettuce" begin...............

Please don't think I am "corny"......................

Well, anyway.  In the foreground are the red potatoes, and obviously the corn is behind.  It is starting to tassel.  It makes my mouth water!  This is in our community know, the one the 3 musketeers type guys made?  Yeah, them.....they are our community.

The strawberries are coming on.  I picked several yesterday, but I took pictures today of some that are ripening.  They are the first I have ever planted and grown.  It is so fun to put them on cereal, or eat right out of the garden.  I also love raspberries, but I haven't figured out where to plant them.  Maybe next year I will have a plan for raspberries, but for now, I am thrilled to have fresh strawberries.

Or maybe I will fly by the seat of my pants, again.....
This is in my garden.  The one next to my house.

Remember earlier this past spring, when DH worked so hard to build all the boxes for the garden?

Well, then we put in the railroad ties, and hauled in dirt to fill the boxes....

And I grew a small forest in my kitchen .... all from seed.....

And now it is ......


It is amazing to me how you can put a little seed in dirt, give it some water and presto.....

You have dill.  Ready to make pickles, and season good food, and fish and stuff like that....

But what I am waiting for the most is the tomatoes.
I want to make salsa and can it.
I want to make chili sauce again, and some other stuff.

So, in case you want to come and eat at my house, I would love to have you.  Just plan on staying on long enough to bottle with me.....

See ya soon,  like in 5 or 6 days.... I am going fishing for a few days, and 4 wheeling.... with the 3 musketeers and their wives and some more people.  I hope I can keep up with these people who are living their childhood all over again.



  1. CHILI SAUCE!!!! Oh, you make THE BEST chili sauce!!! The garden looks fantastic and huge! Great job, and how lucky you are to reap your rewards. I would love to see a full screen shot of your garden in the backyard. ;) Fun Fun!!

  2. Hi Tawnya - Your garden looks fabulous! Just wanted to swing by and let you know that you were selected as the winner of the Celedon Road giveaway. I see you may be away for a couple of days - but please send me an email when you get a chance so we can get your prize pack out to you. Thanks so much - Hope you are enjoying your summer ~ Stephanie Lynn


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