memorial day celebration on the 19

memorial day celebration on the 19

big party at our house for memorial day, planned by j’s mom and sisters. much of the howard family was here along with our friends, the rhodes and 1/4 of the gibbs. it turned out to be a great...
garden completely in

garden completely in

j & i went shopping early saturday morning in prep for planting the garden this weekend. he got half of it in as i mowed on saturday afternoon. we finished the rest last night. this is the largest garden we’ve ever had, and a lot of the responsibility will fall to me with upkeep. here is everything we planted this year … yellow onions red onions white onions jalepenos yellow bell peppers aristotle (green) peppers king arthur peppers ground cherry tomatoes bell orange peppers garden sage basil heinz tomatoes pink brandywine tomatoes lemon boy tomatoes cherokee purple tomatoes abe lincoln tomatoes green zebra tomatoes goliath tomatoes carolina gold tomatoes better boy tomatoes kellogg tomatoes big beef tomatoes black beauty eggplant black beauty zucchini squash spineless beauty zucchini yellow straight neck squash butternut squash cucumber cheddar cauliflower brussel sprouts acorn squash bravo cabbage (another kind of) cabbage fordhook lima beans blue lake bush beans top crop bush beans incredible sweet corn silver queen sweet corn...
plants going in this weekend!

plants going in this weekend!

re-tilled garden as we prepare to plant this weekend. getting ready to open small market this year and prep for CSA next year. so...
getting the garden ready

getting the garden ready

j got home around 6p friday night and we made weekend plans to get the garden ready. it’s rained the last few days so the earth is too wet and mucky to till, but we were able to get new posts in the ground and an electric fence strung. We opted for 7′ posts (so they are 6′ once in the ground) and wire electric fence instead of the string we had last year. we also got new black insulators, as opposed to the yellow ones we used last year. i think it looks great. i am planning to till late on tuesday, as it’s supposed to be sunny the next few days, and the garden will *hopefully* go in next...
last day of school and this ….

last day of school and this ….

today was M’s last day of school. she came home, got bodhi and left again. i called to see where she was and told her to check in with me. the next call i got, “mom, i got in an accident.” she was okay and the other boy was okay but it scared me to death. her car is likely totaled. we had to go to the hospital to check out her wrist and collar bone, neither were broken. feeling thankful this evening. cars are...