Thursday, August 20, 2009

Might Be Surprised

So summer is coming to an end, and in a way its sad and yet exciting. The boys have started back to school, fall baseball season has begun, and my garden is dying (kinda).. We had alot of veggies come ripe over the past few weeks so I have been canning, cooking, and freezing my butt off, with some help from Joe and the kiddos. I was and am pleasantly surprised at how much stuff I already have canned and yet I have a crap load more to go! But hopefully we will have a nice stash for the winter months and get to enjoy the veggies! Also it has given me the urge to start on Emilys babyfood. Im going to start making her homemade babyfood within the next week and start stocking the freezer! More to come on that later!

Here are some pictures of the progress so far..


We have everything from banana peppers, to jalapenos, to pickled eggs, and homemade pickles


Emily helping mommy can the peppers!


Frozen fresh squash and corn - YUMMO


I also wanted to share Justins plant. He came home the end of last school year with this little plant in one of those dixie cups like you use in the bathroom when brushing your teeth. I stuck the dang thing in the window, thinking it was a bean plant, and just kinda waited for it to die. Well after a few weeks it looked pretty sickly, but Justin would NOT let us toss it. He said it was a pumpkin plant and he wanted to grow it. So Joe took it out back in the flower bed, planted it to kinda just make Justin happy and we both expected it to just go on and die. The thing was maybe an inch or two long and yellow and half dead anyway. Well several months later this is what we got! Never give up on something small, it might just surprise you!


And last but not least I had to show some summer tradition. Watermelon season is in and even though we didn't grow this in our garden it sure was goooood!


*notice the juice streaming down his arm =)

1 comment:

Jocelyn said...

This is such a cute idea. You seem like such a great mom and wife!
-Jocelyn