Sunday, May 24, 2015

How Our Garden Grows

May Garden Update:

When I last wrote our dear seeds were popping through the dirt, making their first appearances and bringing us joy.  We've since potted them up, watched them grow, and moved them outside.


I am so thankful for the time my girls and I share digging in this ground, watching life begin through tiny seeds, making this little plot of land our own...


My Dad grows wheat each year and saves back a little straw for me and my backyard farmyard. We decided this year to try our hand at straw bale gardening. {Squash, Zucchini, & Nasturtium}


and just like that, with a little water and a lot of sunshine...




"While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease." 
~ Genesis 8:22


There have been several mornings when I head out to the garden to grab my lunch for the day. It's such an awesome feeling. I dig it.


We have a small patch of rhubarb, asparagus, and strawberries that we planted last year. I was thrilled to see them all come back this year. I'll give you two guesses as to who grabs the strawberries as soon as they spy them. Hint: they are both smaller and cuter than me. 


The dirtiest eggs in that basket belong to those crazy runner ducks who lay them right on the muddy ground...I can't teach them anything.



I found a little red wagon at a local antique shop, and let me tell ya, I was all kinds of excited.  Into the garden it went.
I planted purple basil in the "herbs" bucket, and it's finally taking off!


The roses are blooming, my ladies are enjoying the longer days, summer vacation is upon us...have I mentioned how much I love this time of year? ;)

Have a beautiful day!