Sunday, September 28, 2014
The garden has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me this year. I found out I was pregnant about the same time we started planting. It didn't take long before the weeds took over and morning sickness kept me from keeping it remotely under control. Looking back we still had an amazing season of fresh veggies and a few plants are still producing as we approach the first week in Oct. We still have a bit of okra, peppers, and a couple of tomato plants. We've picked a couple of pumpkins. Eli is looking forward to a few bigger ones to finish ripening, to be carved into Jack-O-Lanterns. I took very few pictures of the garden this summer. I didn't always find it to be the most beautiful thing to look at amongst the jungle of weeds. This morning, I did find beauty in the morning glory vines climbing the okra plants, the pumpkin vines intertwined with the tomato plants, and a handsome grasshopper that adorned my shovel. I think my thoughts also stayed positive this morning because I somehow avoided being sprayed by rotten tomatoes that pop off the vine or stepped on by accident. Eli also stayed indoors with his dad to give me some downtime. Although, I love Eli's excitement about seeing things growing in the garden, I still find myself yelling left and right about not stepping, pulling, or touching, which is not too fun for either of us. We tried designated a spot just for him, but it never seemed to entertain him for more than three min. at a time. Hopefully, we'll find some better strategies for toddler time in the garden next year:)
Posted by Liz Scott at 7:06 PM
Monday, September 8, 2014
Clay and I were so proud of how well Eli did hiking up to the big "bird house." This is one of our favorite day hikes and Eli rocked it!
Posted by Liz Scott at 6:52 PM