It’s been another great year for our covered veggie garden. We also had a bit of luck growing garlic over the winter. Here’s a few mid-summer harvest pics.
Last spring we built an open raised bed garden behind our covered garden with the intent of planting raspberries. The Battle Lake raspberries we brought home from my parents house last July never made it (not even close) so last fall we planted garlic as an experiment.
The garlic made it, and Kari added a couple rows of onions – so my hopes of the bed being a raspberry haven we’re mostly lost. Until Kari came home with two Utah-ready raspberry plants. Witch we promptly planted! Hoping to be picking some time next year!
It happened – Oct 31 came around, kids got dressed up, and candy ensued. Pics of the Halloween season:
Tory drew up a plan for a platform style bird feeder after seeing it in a book.
So we decided to build it.
Here are some early pics from waaaaay last summer when I stopped posting for some reason. If you’re wondering about me keeping up this year, see this post.
Getting the kids to keep their rooms (somewhat) clean is a constant for us. Today Tegan’s room was what’s referred as a ‘disaster pit.’ I asked her to clean it up and two minutes later she comes out saying she’s done.
Uh huh. So it’s to be the old, behind the door trick, eh? No no, I said, clean it for real.
So she piled it behind the dresser.
Earthday 2012 wasn’t much of an event for us this year, but Babbie and Brad stopped by (and Tai and Aspen of course) and we all got to plant something, at least. The Chicks and Hens that were in the backyard got planted in the front!
It’s becoming somewhat of a tradition in our family to make sugar cookies for Christmas and let the kids paint them up. Tradition as in, this is the second year in a row we’ve done it. Sugar cookies happen to be my most favorite Christmas cookie so I can see this continuing.
The kids had fun with the frosting, and especially the sprinkles. There were as many on the floor as there were on cookies :)
Just a few photos of the Tegers hanging out with her Daddy.