Friday, July 23, 2010

We have been super busy lately: trying to keep on top of the weeds, caring for the animals, and trying to get some last things done on the house so we can get our final inspections done on the house before Brian goes back to school. He's put a sink in the mudroom (great for washing produce, garden tools and muddy kids) and is almost done with our shower! Here are some garden pictures from this evening:

Our daughter is the one who takes all the photos in our family. She has the nicer camera and enjoys photography, so almost all our blog photos are hers. Unfortunately that means we don't have as many pictures of her to post!
She started her own blog to post some of her photos and the art she is working on for drawing class. You can see it here.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


It is pretty hot today, mid-nineties, and should be just as hot or hotter tomorrow. This morning we rushed around watering plants and giving extra buckets of water to the animals. They need lots of water on days like today. Now we are mainly working inside.

A few days ago we harvested our garlic. I have been braiding the softneck varieties and hanging bunches of the hardnecks. I easily use at least one whole garlic bulb per meal (bulb, not clove) so we need lots for eating, planting in the fall and for gifts.

Yesterday we beat the heat by going to our favorite spot on a nearby river. It was beautiful but the water was really cold!