Thursday, July 12, 2012

Photo: Always so excited for the first few ripe veggies. Probably will be looking to unload excess cucumbers, squash and tomatoes in about a week!

It's silly, how proud I am when I get to harvest a vegetable I've grown in my garden. I'd be a terribly arrogant farmer. With acres and acres of crops, my pride would really get out of hand.

Being able to cut up a cucumber that tastes so delicious and put it into some dressing for lunch the next day. The taste of a tomato fresh from the garden cannot be compared to anything you can get in the store.

I enjoying weeding, watering, checking it for signs of problems.

It is small, our garden. The amount of happiness it brings us through the summer is well worth the work.

 We've got squash, tomatoes, basil, jalapenos and cucumbers. We've also started a strawberry patch (fingers crossed) that we'll be able to harvest in two years.

 Bee and her grandmother outfitted her fairy garden, which turned out to be such fun. We water those happy plants too and make sure that everything stays in good shape.
It really is one of the best parts of summer. I love my garden.


Jenifer said...

You are so right...nothing tastes better than growing it yourself. The fairy garden is awesome.

Nan | Wrath Of Mom said...

I love the fairy garden, too.

I've just now picked enough lettuce for a smallish lunchtime salad and I'm ridiculously pleased. In no small part because other than the lettuce and spinach and peas NOTHING has grown in my vegetable garden. I would starve if I was a farmer.

Mimi in the Midwest said...

WOW, your garden is amazing. God created us to take care of his creation and when we do we are in rhythm with Him. It's a good thing!