Tuesday, June 18, 2013


We are such wanna be farmers.
Aaron and I dream of one day having some land where we can have a huge garden, every fruit tree imaginable and maybe even a cow (because every farm has a cow right...ok maybe just a rooster).
But until then we have been having so much fun with our little square foot gardens in our backyard.

We even buit a new one just a couple weeks ago. 

watermelon and corn 
I'd say our brown thumbs are definitely getting a little greener each year. 
Well that and we are getting a little braver and more adventurous.
You never know what works or how it works until you try it right? 
We even planted a ton of seeds this year
which definitely puts us in the category of intermediate gardeners (at least in my book). 

bell pepper, jalapenos, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, acorn squash, green beans, carrots
Here's a look at our first square foot garden. It's so fun to see how it's grown in just a few months. 
Our most successful plants are definitely our zucchini and squash. 
All I need are more ways to eat them. 

We planted a blueberry bush 

and a raspberry vine too. I'm pretty sure having them in a pot isn't the best but there is no way I'm leaving them behind if we ever move (we are just renting). 

Lettuce has also been super easy to grow.
And it's so cool to just be able to walk into your backyard to make a salad. 

Homegrown tomatoes are the best. 
so. so. so. much better than store bought ones. 
so much better. 

One of our first harvests :)
Happy day! 

Our roses and gladiolas are looking good too. 
It' so fun to be able to watch things grow and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. 

My husband caught me trying to take the picture above. 
This is what we call a Mommy workout :)
I didn't think about how hard it would be to get up from that position before I got myself in it. 


Kathy said...

Your garden is doing so great! I had so many tomatoes last year and the groundhog we have in our yard ate every last one of them before I could get to them. So no tomatoes this year, but you are so right about how much better they taste!

I had to laugh at that last picture. I think you are doing your mommy yoga exercises there.

Joules said...

We love this recipe to use up zucchini:


Kristin Sellars said...

Looks delicious...I can't wait to try it!