How Our Garden Grows

With the price of food the way it is, Reed and I decided that our garden was now even more important than ever.

Each year we put up loads of salsa, but this year we need to step it up a notch.

Or 50.


We have a good crop of tomato plants getting bigger each day. But, I have yet to find a pasta sauce or pizza sauce recipe that my family likes enough to can lots of quarts of it.

Anyone have a few great recipes to share?


We’ve got potatoes and onions on their way.


Green beans and a zillion types of peppers too.

Well, maybe not a whole zillion.


I plan on pureeing lots of squash for Parker. Eating organic is easy when you are your own farmer.


Playing in the dirt is one of my favorite things to do. And this year’s garden is rocking. We expect bumper crops all around.


My herb garden is filled with thyme, oregano, rosemary, chives, sage, just to name a few.


And I can’t forget to mention the flowers. Not just the ones in the gardens


But the ones on my front porch too.

I refused to pay sky high prices for already painted pots. A .99 cent bottle of spray paint transformed these already on hand containers beautifully.

I spent less than $20.00 on the spray paint and flowers for the herb garden and pots this year. Then we were so fortunate to have Reed’s friend, Steve, have left over golf course flowers which he gave to us.

And finally a view of the stream that runs through the back of our yard. It is simply delicious to be able to sit in our backyard on summer nights surrounded by our gardens and hearing the song of this brook as it rushes by.



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