Thursday, September 8, 2011

Planning our Fall/Winter Garden

We are new to the gardening world. We started our first garden this spring, which did relatively well considering we have no experience in tending and maintaining a garden. Some vegetables did great and some didn't do so well. We live in South Louisiana and we have pretty mild winters and after some research, I found out that we can plant something nearly everyday of the year down here! So, work began on our Fall/Winter garden. We will attempt to grow: Lima beans, green beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, arugula, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, English peas, spinach, butternut squash, turnip greens, and pumpkin.

Gardens are so full of potential when you're planning them out on paper. I can see my freezer bursting with vegetables and beans from my garden. Lets see if I can make those visions a reality and, ya know, not kill them all.

We've been having THE BEST WEATHER lately. Tropical Storm Lee made landfall and provided us with some much needed rain. It left and we were blessed with a week of breezy 70ish degree clear sky weather. I've been turning off the A/C every morning and leaving all the windows and doors open all day. TV is off all day so I go about my chores listening to birds chirping outside, my pictures banging on the wall when a breeze blows through, and my girls playing with their toys. I took time to finish the Memory Quilt today. I put my sewing machine on the foyer desk and looked outside while I worked, sitting and sewing in the breeze. Listening to June "read" a book and Marie banging blocks together. One of those "Wow, I'm so blessed to be alive and be able to stay home with my kids, Thank You, Jesus" moments. Those are the best

Evenings in this weather are spent on my neighbors trampoline that she conveniently moved to be directly between our properties. After dinner, the whole family walks over and lays out on the trampoline. We play "Crack the Egg" which isn't hard when the egg is a 2 year old. Marie rolls around becomes statically charged, waiting for someone to touch her and shock themselves. She thinks that's funny.


Speaking of funny. I leave you with a video of Marie trying her first lemon. So trusting...


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Poor Marie! So unsuspecting. Mean mommy...
-Rachel F.

Marci said...

That was adorable! Love her hair on the trampoline picture too!

Rachel said...

that's so funny, can't believe she didn't just spit it out, lol!