Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Harvest

Remember this totally barren garden I showed you back in April? Well, it exploded.
Do you see those buckets? It's a nifty watering trick we discovered. They're partially buried in a mound of with plants on it, and have holes in the sides near the bottom. We fill them with water once a day, and they slowly water the roots. 

Wes loves helping. He usually picks up a shovel and drags it around for awhile. He also really likes picking things. He found the strawberries all on his own:

 He also found a bell pepper:

I'm not sure how this happened:

Currently we have an over abundance of yellow zucchini and cucumber:
So we've been giving zucchinis away to our friends, handing them to children on our way home from the garden, and adding them to pretty much every meal. My favorite so far has been the hash browns with grated onion, carrot, potato, and zucchini - which tasted like a marriage between hash brown and onion rings.

I'm still struggling with using our fresh herbs, since my cooking usually doesn't use more than basil and parsley. I had so much mint after pruning our mint bushes that I made mint jelly... but have been too nervous to try it on anything yet. 


  1. I stumbled across your blog - lovely little boy!
    But please, be careful, not everyone out there is to be trusted with your images. Once they're on the web, you'll never never get them off again. Try to imagine the worst his schoolfellows will be able to do in 12 years - they will do it.
    Harry from Holland

    1. Thanks for your concern Harry! It's a good reminder. Don't worry about Wes though, I'm a little more internet savvy than I may seem.