Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Garden Gratituesday

This week I am truly grateful for my garden, which I really believe God has blessed. Not only is it providing nutritious food and learning opportunities, but it brings us closer as a family. My oldest son talks about having his own garden on his farm (for rescued animals) one day and just today my DH was so impressed with our pumpkins; he was daydreaming of selling them on the side of the road! LOl My youngest ds has graduated from worm hunting to bee wrangling! My middle dd likes to pick beans, while younger sister enjoys supervising the whole lot of us. Who needs a Wii? We don't have any of the newest video games and very few "gadgets". But my kids can tell you that there are 23 species of lemurs on Madagascar, why bee's are important to gardens and what they do with their flower booty; as well as identify numerous vegetation. I look at my garden and I know God brought us to middle TN. I know He wants me to home school. Iknow he has special plans for my children - Jeremiah 29: 11-12 I believe one of those plans is for a little family garden to keep the light alive. Please enjoy these garden photo updates.



Here is my twin son checking out the lady bugs in my volunteer sunflower patch.




Here is twin son looking in the pumpkin flowers for bees!





This picture really doesn't do my tomato plant justice. This one is on my front porch, the rest are out in the driveway. We did containers for the maters this year. There are sooooooo many of them, will they ever get ripe?






This picture is for all the nay sayers, and they know who they are, who told us our watermelons were to far gone and scrawny to produce this year. Well here is one of at least five we found today, just starting out!








A couple of turnips just brought in and ready to clean up for dinner.







When good veggies go bad! LOL Here is a radish that got lost in the back of the gourds. How do they move around in the garden anyway? I could have sworn we planted them a few rows over, hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Blessings, Beth Ann

3 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Had hubby drive me by the produce stand. Looks better than the one I went to today... and they have yellow squash. I'm there!

Your garden looks like it's doing real well. Funny how that radish wandered...LOL!

Laura said...

Oh, I'm so thankful for my garden too!! You're right...it does bring you closer together as a family when you all work together on it!

ria said...

Hey I got 'maters! There's millions of 'em, can't wait till they turn red! (:O)