Around the Yard

Climbing the peach tree

Pruning the tomato plants

The strawberries are BIG and juicy

The radishes are ready to harvest

The squash are growing nicely

Lots of basil next to the tomatoes

Tons of flowers on the cucumber vines

Eating sweet sugar snap peas

Lots of yummy kale

Checking for beans

Weeding, weeding, weeding

Bathing beauties

A little afternoon painting “en plein air”

Getting messy is so much fun

I stopped him before he made it in the back door with those painty hands!

It’s been slow going around these parts.  Coming home from vacation threw me off completely and it’s taken more than a week to get caught up with laundry and unpacking.  I kind of felt like the mouse from the book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”…every task at hand led me right into a totally new and different direction and I could never stay on track. Drawers and closets have been reorganized and streamlined and the toy area has been uncluttered.  It’s kind of been like spring cleaning or nesting, although it’s summer and I’m not pregnant.

Crafting has hit the brakes during this period of home-maintenance-chaos and I haven’t made a good dinner all week.  Although I did manage to finish some more coffee cuffs and drop them off at the cafe last Friday, since most of the last batch sold.  I was happy to hear how well they were received and how pleased the owner was with having them on display.

So on Sunday, with all the interior reorganization accomplished, I hit the backyard with the boys to tame the garden.  As always, Michael has done the lion’s share of the work and deserves most of the credit and praise.  He leaves the weeding and harvesting up to me and the little ones.   While we were gone, we did end up losing our spinach (it bolted) and our lettuce crop (caterpillar infestation), but just about everything else was in good shape upon our return.  We should have a good tomato and pepper crop again this year and I hope to get enough cucumbers to do some pickling, but if Levi continues to pick and eat them like he does, that might not happen.  That’s alright with me, actually.  I love that the boys go out to get their own ripe, sweet strawberries everyday and eat the peas and cucumbers fresh from the vine.

And what would a day outdoors be without a little naked painting?

I hope your week is off to a fine start and that your garden is growing great.

  One thought on “Around the Yard

  1. Amber @ Rowan & Oak
    July 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Beautiful! I have been de-cluttering and moving things out and reorganizing, too. Must be something in the air…

  2. July 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    This is such an awesome post! Your care for your garden is reflected in your children. How great the values that you are teaching them! I love all of the photos too! The kids are adorable and lucky to have you as a mom. This is so refreshing!

    • daraweyna
      July 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely and thoughtful comments…they make my day!!

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