I sure hope so! I have been away from blogging for so very long. I seem to have great intentions for doing so, take tons of pictures with the plan of getting posts done, but alas — when it comes down to it, I drop the ball, blogging gets put on the back burner and *POOF* nearly 6 months go by without so much as a peep from me…. so, for anyone that still has me on their follow list – thanks for sticking around 🙂
I’ve been thinking about the best way to get back at this, but it seems there is so much that I want it is almost a little overwhelming. I am thinking that it will be in parts – gardening/yard, running, Bike MS, kids/summer.
This first part is going to be about the garden (just cuz I’m lazy and there is less to write about and I figure this will be the easiest)
We didn’t have the garden last year and I really missed it. While I’m not entirely thrilled and do not find much joy in weeding it, I do love to plant it and watch it grow! The waning months of the garden may not be the prettiest, but it still produces a very bountiful harvest 🙂
After taking care of over a year’s worth of neglect I was finally able to get this planted. Tons of tomatoes, several different kinds of peppers, cucumbers, zucchinis, broccoli, cabbage, brusselle sprouts, sugar snap peas, and squash. Also, as a bonus all of my raspberry bushes grew phenomenally!
And then my favorite time — HARVEST TIME!!! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever eaten so many tomatoes and peppers in my entire LIFE! I think I ate more than 50% of what I was picking before it even made its way into the house.
Perhaps one of my favorite plants in the garden was this one —
This one made me happy for several reasons. It showed to me that my garden did very well this year — despite my “help”. It also was a great example of how even when conditions are not ideal (I did say I wasn’t a fan of weeding, and I may have forgotten to water it from time to time) life could flourish. And finally, perhaps I won’t need to plant as many broccoli plants next year, I’ll just need to be a little more careful preparing the garden 🙂
Other big changes have taken place this year in our yard.
I ended up pulling the trigger a little late in the year, but the kids were able to enjoy it quite a bit this year. One thing about having the pool is, it became abundantly clear how much my kids are growing up. Shortly after it was installed they had a couple friends over to swim and have a fire. It was a bitter-sweet evening. My babies are growing up…….